17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Kobey, Bree, and Alexie in front of 212

I have known these young women for a while. They are high school students, athletes, and all live on the Cheyenne River Reservation, in South Dakota. As on many Reservations across North America, teenagers here are three and a half times as likely to commit suicide to other groups. These young women are just as strong as the force of the storm behind them.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: La Plant, South Dakota, United States of America
Copyright: © Marina Sachs