Alex and Debbie White Plume host annual pony races at Kiza Park in Manderson, SD on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Participants compete in categories grouped by age or type of race.
The most dramatic race is called "capture the flag" where everyone chases "Custer" to capture his flag.
These images were made in 2004 by Keri Pickett.
Pickett is best known as a photographer and author of Love in the 90s and Faeries and as co-author of Saving Body & Soul. She’s received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Bush, McKnight, Jerome and Target foundations. She’s been a regular contributing photographer to publications such as The Village Voice, People and Time. Producer/Director/Director of Photography/Editor Keri Pickett created the award-winning documentary feature film "The Fabulous Ice Age" which premiered at the 2013 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival where it won an audience favorite Best of Fest award. It was in the Napa Valley Film Festival, Dance on Camera, the Fargo Film Festival and the Women’s Indie Film Festival, where it won awards for Best Documentary and Best Directing. The film received a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant and is now streaming on Netflix in ten languages. Distribution in all media such as DVD, Amazon, iTunes with Virgil Films.
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