It was at this point, according to Frazier, SuAnne Big Crow, one of the most recognized and beloved South Dakota athletes both "on" and "off" the reservation, stopped at center court, draped her warm up jacket over her shoulders and began a traditional dance and Lakota song that quieted the unruly crowd.
Those who played in the game, including Pine Ridge players, couldn't remember the slurs, the band, the dance. But it remains a permanent part of Big Crow's legacy.
Harlan wrote a piece to the New York Times; Frazier, in turn, rebutted Harlan's claims, but rather weakly. In his rebuttal, Frazier wrote: "Mr. Harlan considers me remiss in not checking the story with people in Lead. I regret that I didn't, because I want my reporting to be as thorough as possible. But given the town's reputation and the evidence I found to support it, I do not feel I was being unfair, in the big picture, to Lead."
Basically, it might not be true, but it could be.
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