Wild horse races take place at the Oglala Lakota Nation Pow Wow on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Lakotas celebrate traditional life throughout late summer with Sun Dances and horse races across the reservation. The Pine Ridge region is America’s poorest, but it is a part of the country rich in culture and tradition.
• How would you describe what you see in this photograph?
• What race is the photographer referring to in the title? Besides the horse race, what other races could the photographer be referencing?
• After reading the caption and taking time to look at the image, how do you think this photograph communicates the larger mission of the Aftermath Project—that is, the mission of telling the other half of the story of conflict, “the story of what it takes for individuals to learn to live again, to rebuild destroyed lives and homes, to restore civil societies, to address the lingering wounds of war while struggling to create new avenues for peace”?