About Whiteclay, Nebraska
Pine Ridge, commonly called Whiteclay, is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sheridan County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 14 at the 2000 census. Whiteclay's economy is dependent upon alcohol sales to residents of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, located two miles north across the border in South Dakota, where alcohol consumption and possession is prohibited. According to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission, beer sales of the four stores totalled 4.9 million cans in 2010 for gross sales of $3 million. The four beer merchants paid federal and state excise taxes (included in liquor?s sale price) of $413,932 that year. The largest city in the area is two hours north.