NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 20, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Pine Ridge, SD: Betty Rollin) Hard times in Pine Ridge, SD, for American Indians reported; details given of their alcohol and economy problems, scenes shown. [Attorney Robert GREY EAGLE - blames United States government for destroying Indian nation] [Non- drinker Joyce FISHERMAN - says her husband left her when she stopped drinking.] [Pine Ridge Hospital Dr. Jon JANTZ - says reservation system depersonalizes these people.] [School superintendent Basil BRAVEHEART - comments on children of Indian alcoholics.] [Child Monica FISHERMAN - says she drinks.] People of Pine Ridge noted unable to function outside of welfare system.
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