Activists Plan Protest If Wounded Knee Land Sold
by Associated Press
April 28, 2013 12:39 PM
Native American activists say they will protest if someone buys and tries to develop a portion of the Wounded Knee National Historic landmark that sits next to where about 150 of the 300 Lakota men, women and children killed by the 7th Cavalry in 1890 are buried.
James Czywczynski has announced he plans to sell the 40-acre parcel in South Dakota. He has given the Oglala Sioux Tribe until Wednesday to make an offer on the land. He says he has received offers from West Coast-based investment groups that are willing to pay the $3.9 million asking price.
Tribal officials have expressed scorn for the price and the deadline.