• Volume 14  Number 3 Fall 2005


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Web Bonus Photo gallery from the reservation
At the edge of the Badlands Matt Beyrouty poses for a photo during the Engineers Withough Borders on-site visit in May. Liz Hilkert first met with representatives of the Pine Ridge Reservation in December, 2004, when she captured this sunset.
This home on the Reservation is without heat or water. The Engineers Without Borders club hopes a trailer park will provide families with running water and electricity. Pine Ridge, the largest town on the Reservation, is home to around 3,000 people. The town sits just north of the Nebraska-South Dakota stateline.
Left to right, Purdue student Jennifer Allen, Reservation resident engineer Jake Hansen, student Liz Hilkert, Denise Mesteth and her two children, students Matt Beyrouty and Gale Ruttanaphon. Mesteth works in the land office on the Reservation, representing the Oglala Sioux Tribe. Photographer Matt Beyrouth found this tombstone in the Wounded Knee Cemetery.
Left to right, Gale Ruttanaphon, Liz Hilkert, Rabi Mohtar and Jennifer Allen pose beneath the four president portraits carved into Mt. Rushmore. The pride the Native Americans feel is reflected in the enormous, yet, uncompleted Crazy Horse Monument, about 10-15 minutes away from Mt. Rushmore.
Jennifer Allen (partially obscured) Rabi Mohtar, Liz Hilkert and Gale Ruttanaphon tour Wounded Knee Cemetery, about 15 minutes away from the village. (Matt photo)