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CHEYENNE RIVER SIOUX REZ..
The county, one of two on the Cheyenne river Indian reservation, has a poverty rate of 49.1%, the highest of any of the 3,141 “counties or county equivalents” in the United States.
Most towns in Ziebach County are just clusters of homes between cattle ranches. Families live in dilapidated houses or run-down trailers. Multicolored patches of siding show where repairs were made as cheaply as possible.
Families fortunate enough to have leases to tribal land can make money by raising cattle. Opportunities are scarce for almost everyone else.
The few people who have jobs usually have to drive up to 80 miles to tribal headquarters. The nearest major population centers are Rapid City and Bismarck, each a trip of 150 miles or more.
The Cheyenne River Sioux reservation Poverty Facts,Child Poverty facts at Cheyenne River
1) Leads the Nation in child poverty
2) With living conditions that rival developing Nations
3) The child poverty rate at Cheyenne River is 70.1%
The state wide child poverty rate in South Dakota is 18.3%
Nation wide the child poverty rate is 18.5%
4) Homelessness is nearly 14%
5) One third of the people are classified as disabled.
6) The average life expectancy is only age 48
The Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation a community in one of the worlds richest Nations
is suffering today from a lack of access to clean drinkable water.