The Wider Image: Riding with Native Americans to mark pact anniversary
Fort Laramie treaty rider, Austin Warrior, 11, and his sister Delores Warrior, 19 months, both from Pine Ridge Reservation are covered with burning sage smoke in Harrison, Nebraska, U.S., April 24, 2018. Dawn and dusk found riders and horses in a circle waiting to be "smudged." A person would pass with sage, a sacred herb thought to cleanse, smoking in a coffee can be lashed to a pole. Everyone pulled the smoke over themselves and the horses. Afterward a prayer, maybe a song. If it was morning, the riders would set out single file behind one rider carrying a sacred staff. At night, horses were corralled before dinner. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith SEARCH "KEITH ANNIVERSARY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.