Tribal Elders Are Dying From the Pandemic, Causing a Cultural Crisis for American Indians

The virus has killed American Indians at especially high rates, robbing tribes of precious bonds and repositories of language and tradition

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Pall bearers with the coffin of Jesse Taken Alive, a Lakota member of the Standing Rock Tribe, who died from Covid-19, at Kesling Funeral Home in Mobridge, S.D., last month. Photo: Victor J. Blue/The New York Times

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