Opinion: Tribes living in prisoner of war camps on reservations

"There are many things we are not taught in school. For instance, did you know that there are United States prisoner of war camps on American soil? These camps have existed in the United States for more than a century.

In these camps, people live in abject poverty with little hope of escape. Their life expectancy is little more than half of the average citizen of the United States. Their average income is $4,000 per year. They suffer from unimaginable rates of diabetes and alcoholism, teen suicide and other forms of suffering.

They have been living this way for six generations. The U.S. government created these camps and works to ensure that they will always be there.

What are these camps? They are the Indian reservations on the Great Plains."

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