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AT AN OGLALA LAKOTA POWWOW, PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION, SOUTH DAKOTA, Aug. 5, 2006 Lori Eichhorn,

AT AN OGLALA LAKOTA POWWOW, PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION, SOUTH DAKOTA, Aug. 5, 2006 Lori Eichhorn, 35, owner of a home-cleaning business and a single mother of three from Chaska, Minn., with camera: “We were there with probably 10 or 12 families from our church to put a kids’ summer camp together, and we had a free evening so we went to the powwow. We didn’t know anything about the Oglala Lakota Nation before we went, and I was glad that my 7-year-old son Kaleb could be there to experience their culture. We heard a couple of older gentlemen speak about the history of their people and trying to get back to a place of community where they can support themselves and invest in their own communities. They’re a very close people there. Here, our families are seemingly falling apart these days. When I heard these guys talk, it was all about home, the land, taking care of our families. It gave me this longing in my gut to think that it could ever be that way again.” As told to Austin Considine



MAKING WAY FOR ELEPHANTS IN SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, TANZANIA, May 26, 2006 Patricia Settle, 68, a retired marketing manager from Port Ludlow, Wash., on a 17-day safari through East Africa: “Going on safari was always a particular dream of mine. When I was growing up, for some reason, I rarely played with dolls, but I always pretended I was Sheena, Queen of the Jungle. My husband, who took this picture, was not that interested, but once we got there he was so glad we did it. We often saw herds of elephants, which was much more preferable to seeing one lone elephant, because the lone elephants can get kind of grouchy. When this picture was taken, I don’t believe that there was any problem with them. They always have the right of way wherever they want to go. And, in this case, they just wanted to cross the road.” As told to Austin Considine

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