The long history of the Black Hills controversy between the Sioux Nation and the U.S. Government involved Yellow Thunder Camp. While the issue has been amply analyzed in many books, it has never been related by someone like this author. It is a first-hand account: the writer lived at YTC, attended court proceedings and established solid friendships with Lakota individuals. In addition to years of research into the Lakota culture, she worked with elders throughout the reservation and was accepted as associate member of the Pine Ridge Grey Eagle Society. She joined them in visits of Black Hills sacred sites.