Category Archives: North Dakota

Powwow at Standing Rock Reservation

We went last spring to a powwow at Fort Yates in the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, a Lakota and Dakota Sioux reservation. The festivities featured dancing, drumming, and chanting contests. It took place in the high school gym, and it was loud … too  loud for me, so I stayed out in the halls and […]

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The Ladies Biffy

The first floor women’s room in the North Dakota state capitol building is a trip back in time to an era when gentile ladies had limbs, not legs, wore unmentionables, visited the biffy every so often, and needed a place to take a break from their wearying toils. And so women’s rooms had lounges just […]

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