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Picture of people wrapped in towels leaving a purification lodge as a rainbow shines overhead
August 31, 2022

Purification Lodge

The cover story of the August 2012 issue was about the Oglala Lakota people of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Here, participants emerge from a steaming inipi, or purification lodge, after a spiritual ceremony.
Photograph by Aaron Huey, Nat Geo Image Collection
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