By this time we were so far from home… yet it felt like there we were. Once again we arrived late at night. The sunset was beautiful, but on the backroads we quickly lost sight in the dark. Our GPS failed us, and we found ourselves pulled over on the side of the road. Almost immediately a vehicle approached us. “Can I help you? Are you guys ok?” It was this kindness and genuine care that would guide us through our time at Standing Rock.
The next day was spent with Alexis, Darlene and Billi Jo. We met them at the Prairie Knights Casino & Resort, where they brought their cherished jewelry, belts, and head-pieces to augment the wardrobe. We photographed on their Uncle Syd’s horse ranch until the prairie sun set. You couldn’t put into words the beauty in such kindness, generosity and overall spirit of each one of these people. Even so far from it, Standing Rock was a place where we really felt at home. -Shari