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Wind energy is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States, and is the fastest growing energy technology in the country. The constant wind through the Rosebud reservation carries ancestral voices of warriors like Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, and the ancient traditions of a way of life that lived in harmony with nature. Despite a lack of experience of any kind in wind technology or energy policy, the tribe determined to harness what people were calling the Saudi Arabia of wind the tri-state area of North and South Dakota and Nebraska. In the late 1980s, while searching for a low-cost energy source, the Rosebud Sioux learned that the wind on their reservation alone could potentially meet one-twelfth of US energy needs. For the Rosebud Sioux, wind power offered the possibility of creating self-sustaining economic assets, and also fit with the environmental values and cultural spirit of the tribe.