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Economic development increasing at Pine Ridge Reservation (Native America, Discovered and Conquered)

An interesting history-related post from Native America, Discovered and Conquered:

An article in Indian Country Today highlights the progress that is being made at the poorest Indian reservation, in the poorest county in the United States, the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

The author claims that new economic development is occuring on the reservation because of an expanding infrastructure, public transit that is now available throughout the 2 million acre reservation, good cell-phone coverage in most areas, and wireless Internet widely available.

Apparently, a federally backed credit union is imminent. As is the case on many Indian reservations, there is currently no bank on Pine Ridge, and off-reservation banks make few loans there ...

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Missionary Ridge (About.com American History)

An interesting history-related post from About.com American History:

The Battle of Missionary Ridge occurred during the American Civil War as part of the Third Battle of Chattanooga. On November 25, 1863, the union beat the confederacy. However, it was a battle that resulted in many casualties on both sides: 12,485 casualties of which 6,670 were Confederate soldiers. This was a key victory for the battle because one of the confederacy's two major armies was routed. The North held Chattanooga, the "Gateway to the Lower South," which became the supply and logistics base for Sherman's 1864 Atlanta Campaign.

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Battle of Missionary Ridge (About.com American History)

An interesting history-related post from About.com American History:

On November 25, 1863, the Battle of Missionary Ridge occurred during the American Civil War. It was part of the Third Battle of Chattanooga. It was a Union victory with 12,485 casualties of which 6,670 were Confederate soldiers. This battle was very important because one of the confederacy's two major armies was routed. The federals held Chattanooga, the "Gateway to the Lower South," which became the supply and logistics base for Sherman's 1864 Atlanta Campaign.

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