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Tribes buy land around site of Wounded Knee massacre

It was the last resolution of the day but it was a stunner.


The Oglala Sioux tribal council voted in an historic decision Sept. 7 to purchase 40 acres of Wounded Knee land from Jeanette Czywczynski for $500,000 – a move that now puts almost all of the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark site under ownership of the Oglala Sioux.


Sold for far less than the $3.9 million price demanded by her now-deceased husband, James Czywczynski, the land now includes a covenant to preserve it as a sacred site and memorial without commercial development.


https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/wounded-knee-land-comes-home-at-last



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