Since the massacre of Wounded Knee in 1890, the Pine Ridge Reservation has become a desolate place of both beauty and suffering. It has been said that the seventh generation will begin the healing process in earnest and reclaim the greatness of the Lakota nation. Some of the issues systemic to the reservation include poverty, which fosters poor diet and diabetes as well as depression and alcoholism. But love of family and culture bind the Lakota people to the land in spite of the tragic history.