A spotlight is once again on Big Horn County in a new documentary series on Showtime that highlights the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous girls and women. The three-part series explores the unsolved deaths of Henny Scott, Kaysera Stops Pretty Places and Selena Not Afraid and the contributing factors to the county’s disproportionately high rate of such cases.
“This is the most dangerous place for Native women in the country,” explained Luella Brien in the series opening. She’s a journalist based in Hardin who grew up on the Crow Reservation and is the central narrator in the production. “We have all the questions in the world, and we don’t have the answers.”
All three girls were 18 or younger when they went missing and were later found dead in Big Horn County, which includes portions of the Northern Cheyenne and Crow reservations. Shacaiah Blue Harding, who was last seen in the Billings area in 2018 and is assumed to be a victim of sex trafficking, is also featured.
The series, “Murder in Big Horn,” debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January and will be available for streaming on Showtime Feb. 3, broken into three hour-long episodes.
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Photo credit SHOWTIME: featuring filmmakers Razelle Benally and Matthew Galkin, who spent more than two years working on the documentary. Scenes were filmed in Billings, Hardin, Lame Deer and Crow Agency.