Wave of 200 Teen Suicides Reveals Spiritual Warfare in South DakotaChristians are being called to battle in the U.S. A spiritual battle, that is. Between December and March, more than 200 teenagers on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota either committed suicide, or tried to. “This is beyond anything we’ve ever seen; it’s almost like ‘serial suicides,'” states Ron Hutchcraft of Ron Hutchcraft Ministries (RHM). “This is not just a psychological issue: this is a spiritual battle with spiritual forces.”The thief—speaking of the devil—’comes to steal, kill, and destroy,’ and this is the result. You’ve got 12-year-old girls hanging themselves. You can’t imagine a 12-year-old deciding to die; they haven’t even lived yet!” Home to the Oglala Lakota tribe, Pine Ridge is no stranger to bloodshed. The Oglala are “the people of Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull,” Hutchcraft explains. “Pine Ridge was the site of the Wounded Knee massacre back at the end of the Indian era.” On Dec. 29, 1890, a misunderstanding over arms led to the slaughter of between 200 and 300 Lakota tribes-people by U.S. cavalrymen. On Jan. 3, 1891, 146 Lakotas were buried in a single mass grave. MORE