Larry Kurtz seems to want to invade other posts to rant about how horrible Rapid City has been to native Americans and seems to want to tie the 1972 flood into what he appears to believe was a conspiracy to cost native American lives.
The 1972 flood was color blind. Mother Nature, on that night, killed indiscriminately. It is true that an area that once was callously called by bigots of the time "teepee town" was Rapid City's slum, located on both sides of Rapid Creek, north of Omaha, was washed away claiming the lives of many native Americans.
Every mayor in my memory, LaCroix, Carlisle, McLaughlin, Munson, Shaw and Hanks have made tangible efforts to reach out to native Americans and improve race relations in Rapid City. Every single one of them.
No person in Rapid City is forced for any reason including poverty or skin color, to live in the squalor that was present in 1972.
So, Larry here is a post on your topic.