Aaron Huey@argonautphoto

National Geographic photographer. Commercial agent: @natgeocreative. Father of @hawkeyehuey and @junohuey.

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Aaron Huey

Oglala Nation Pow Wow, #PineRidgeIndianReservation, South Dakota. So much beauty... words fail. These images need to have the sound of the drums. #Oglala #Lakota #MitakuyeOyasin


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Hermis Tall, one of the greatest #Lakota horsemen of all time, at sunset after horse races at Kiza Park, Manderson, South Dakota. #PineRidgeIndianReservation #Oglala #MitakuyeOyasin


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Louie Brings Plenty, looking out over the badlands at Stronghold Table, South Dakota. See yesterday’s post to hear his prayer song there. #Oglala #Lakota #MitakuyeOyasin


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SOUND ON🔊 Louie Brings Plenty sends a powerful prayer out over the badlands towards the Stronghold on the #PineRidgeIndianReservation, South Dakota. Stronghold Table was the site of the last Ghost Dances before the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890, and a protected sanctuary for the Lakota in the battles that followed. #Oglala #Lakota #MitakuyeOyasin


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Today is the day Custer wore an arrow shirt. Today is the day, in 1876, that the #Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe kicked the 7th Cavalry’s ass at the Battle of the Greasy Grass (AKA: Little Big Horn, AKA: Custer’s Last Stand). They were lead by Crazy Horse and Gall, and inspired by the visions of Sitting Bull. The anniversary is celebrated every June 25-26 in Kiza Park on the #PineRidgeIndianReservation with horse races and other community events. In this image (shot for @natgeo) riders gather at the top of a hill before the start of a race. You can see an old video of this day my wife and I pieced together for the @smithsonianmagazine at
bit.ly/custerarrowshirt or at the link in my header


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Last light on the #Oglala #Lakota College Pow Wow in Kyle, South Dakota on the #PineRidgeIndianReservation. Man I miss the sound of those drums and jingle dresses! #PiyaWiconi (new beginnings)


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Matt Redd at the end of a long evening of rounding up cattle on the Dugout Ranch in Indian Creek, Utah (now owned and operated by the @nature_org Conservancy). Photographed on assignment for @natgeo covering the land battles over #BearsEarsNationalMonument.


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Perfect solo Dad weekend on the Washington peninsula with the two who made me a Father on this Father’s day: @JunoHuey and @HawkeyeHuey.


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The Bone Trail. North of Fort Peck Lake, South of Glasgow, Montana. Descriptions for this place offer the following advice: “Make sure to take 3 days of extra food in case you become stranded due to impassable roads.” Shot on assignment for @natgeotravel.


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The Montana Tavern in Glasgow, Montana, with a reflection from another time. Shot on assignment for @natgeotravel.


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On a dirt road off Highway 2 in north-east Montana near the town of Hinsdale. Shot on assignment for @natgeotravel.


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Duke Pederson, a cowboy I photographed near Glasgow, Montana, was a quiet, gentle giant of a man. Big enough that he could have lifted me with one hand and thrown me 20 feet if he’d wanted. This legendary cowboy controlled his cattle dogs with the slightest hand signals from a hundred meters away, and was the steward of thousands upon thousands of acres of North East Montana - a land covered in grass, snakes, and bones.


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