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American Indian elders foretold Depression

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FORT THOMPSON -- It was summer, just before the start of the Great Depression that gripped the nation throughout the 1930s.

On the Crow Creek Reservation, kunsis (grandmothers) spoke to takojas (grandchildren), foretelling of difficult days ahead. Stella Pretty Sounding Flute, today an 84-year-old resident of Fort Thompson, remembers it well.


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