Calvin Jumping Bull

Named after his grandfather, who passed on in 2005, a teacher of Lakota at Oglala Lakota College on Pine Ridge, and greatly respected elder of his people. His parents invited AIM to the Jumping Bull Ranch for protection from the reign of terror on Pine Ridge in those years,
when the murder rate was 20 times the national average, the highest in the United States (so- called) and more murders were committed on Pine Ridge ( pop 12,000) than in the entire state of South Dakota.
Read the news today. Drug cartels murdering young people on the Rez a commonplace crime – and another young girl committed suicide last week.
Calvin Jumping Bull, the young man in the Oglala General Store in the photo above said, “We pray for Leonard Peltier’s release. It’s time he comes home to his people. We need him.”

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