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Official: Tribe can't pay for Wounded Knee site

The president of a South Dakota tribe facing a deadline on whether to buy a piece of land where 300 of their ancestors were massacred more than a century ago says his tribe does not have the money for the purchase.

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2/27/2018

article 45 years since Wounded Knee occupation
(South Dakota) -- If you were around in South Dakota in 1973, there’s no doubt you remember this event. Tuesday marked 45 years since members of the American...

12/29/2017

article Ride marks anniversary of Wounded Knee Massacre
(South Dakota) -- The frigid temperatures and snow didn't stop the riders on the Annual Bigfoot Memorial Ride made their way to Wounded Knee Friday to mark the...

12/21/2017

article Wounded Knee Massacre Weather
(South Dakota) -- In preparation for the upcoming Takuwe exhibit which situates the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre in historical and contemporary contexts, CAIRNS is...

12/10/2017

article Preserving Lakota culture with a 14 day horseback ride
(South Dakota) -- People had the chance to learn about the Future Generations ride at the Journey Museum Tuesday afternoon. The annual ride is a 14 day journey on...

11/19/2017

article Publisher eyes Wounded Knee development
(South Dakota) -- Rapid City publisher Tim Giago has a vision for Wounded Knee, the site of a massacre of Native Americans in 1890. He wants to see the site developed...

10/22/2017

article Sunday Extra: Wounded Knee can't be forgotten
(USA) -- Some media reports had said that the recent Las Vegas mass slaughter was "the worst massacre in U.S. history." As horrific and intolerable as it was,...

10/21/2017

article PhotoFiles: Wounded Knee trials in Lincoln
(Nebraska) -- In 1974, Lincoln was the site of the Wounded Knee trials after they were moved from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. More than 100 Native defendants stood trial...

5/17/2017

article Researchers locate long lost Wounded Knee survivor buried in Rapid City
(South Dakota) -- Researchers digging in to the history of children who died at the old Rapid City Indian Boarding School made a remarkable discovery this month that...

5/8/2017

article Native History: 71-Day Wounded Knee Occupation Ends
(South Dakota) -- This Date in Native History: On May 8, 1973, members of the American Indian Movement surrendered to federal authorities on South Dakota’s Pine...

4/11/2017

article A Lost American Religion
(USA) -- For centuries, Native Americans have been seen through one or another distorting lens of the Anglo-American imagination: as archetypal savages, as the hapless...

3/7/2017

article From the archives: The sounds of the 1973 Wounded Knee occupation
(Minnesota) -- For two months, about 200 members of the American Indian Movement and Oglala Lakota tribe members had been occupying the site of an 1890 massacre of...

2/27/2017

article Native History: AIM Occupation of Wounded Knee Begins
(South Dakota) -- This Date in Native History: On February 27, 1973, about 250 Sioux Indians led by members of the American Indian Movement converged on South Dakota...

12/29/2016

article Grief, hope mix on Wounded Knee anniversary
(South Dakota) -- Dec. 29 marks a tragic, iconic day for American Indians. It's the anniversary of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre where dozens of Native American men...
article On the anniversary of Wounded Knee, a reading list
(South Dakota) -- Today marks the 126th anniversary of the massacre at Wounded Knee, when a U.S. cavalry regiment killed more than 100 members of the Lakota tribe on the...
article Remember the Massacre at Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- As dawn appeared on December 29, 1890, about 350 Lakota Indians awoke, having been forced by the US Army to camp the night before alongside the Wounded...

10/30/2016

article GIAGO: Wounded Knee ‘73 was Indians Against Indians
(South Dakota) -- In the past few weeks I have heard some of our young people say that the peaceful protests up on the Standing Rock Reservation that are attempting to...

10/6/2016

article In defense of the Wounded Knee militants
(South Dakota) -- The courageous protests against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline are being led by Indigenous peoples—this represents a reawakening...

8/26/2016

article Writers Group: Apology journey to Wounded Knee had powerful effect
(South Dakota) -- “Hey, Ryan, could you come over so we could discuss you assisting in writing the documentary for the 'On Bended Knee: Prayer and Forgiveness...

8/2/2016

article COLUMN: Wounded Knee site of worst massacre
(Tennessee) -- As I watched the stories of the killing of patrons at Pulse, the gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, several reporters commented that it was the worst...

7/14/2016

article Lakota Country Times: Guns taken from Wounded Knee massacre sold at auction
(South Dakota) -- Three rifles removed from the site of the Wounded Knee Massacre by a non-Native woman have been sold at public auction for $137,000.

7/9/2016

article Not So Fast - Conflicting Views on Possible Sale of Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- ICTMN has received conflicting reports regarding the $3.9-million deal forged between Tim Giago (Lakota) and Wounded Knee and owner Jim Czywczynski.
article Warrior Society Founder Offers Conflicting Account on Wounded Knee Deal
(South Dakota) -- Despite recent reports to the contrary, James Swan, founder of the United Urban Warrior Society, stuck to his claims that Tim Giago communicated to him...

7/5/2016

article Lakota Elder Questions Sale Of Wounded Knee Rifles
(South Dakota) -- Heritage Auctions’ web site referred to all of the items sold as “The Rathbun Family Collection”. The rifles are designated as having...

6/20/2016

article Remembering the Wounded Knee Massacre
(USA) -- Writing America: Literary Landmarks from Walden Pond to Wounded Knee, A Reader's Companion (Rutgers University Press, 2015) by Shelley Fisher Fishkin is a...

6/19/2016

article Wounded Knee, and the bloody history of mass shootings in the US
(South Dakota) -- When Omar Mateen gunned down 49 people in an Orlando night club last week, many news organizations quickly identified it as the worst mass-shooting in...

6/16/2016

article Moya-Smith: For Hundreds of Years, People Have Been Slaughtered in the U.S.
(New York) -- Too many families and too many friends in this country have had to mourn the death of too many loved ones far too often. For hundreds of years, people have...

6/9/2016

article Auction of pipes, rifles from Wounded Knee massacre 'heresy,' Native Americans say
(Canada) -- Tribal leaders are questioning the ethical and legal implications of an auction featuring more than 100 items collected on two Native American reservations,...

5/24/2016

article A business already at Wounded Knee?
(South Dakota) -- Just below the Wounded Knee memorial gravesite, sits a boarded-up, rundown brown building which, according to family members of Gary Rowland and Cleon...

4/25/2016

article GIAGO: A Final Word on Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- There is an old saying that goes, “Never get into a pissing contest with a skunk” or in this case “skunks” and I do not intend...
article Surviving Wounded Knee: The Lakotas and the Politics of Memory
(South Dakota) -- On April 3, Joseph Medicine Crow—Native American historian, anthropologist, author and World War 2 veteran—died at the age of 102 in...

4/23/2016

article Lakota elder Little Finger talks about Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- The recent attempts to purchase Wounded Knee by the National Historic Site of Wounded Knee, Inc. led by Tim Giago has been a source of great emotional...

4/15/2016

article Charles Trimble: The facts about the high stakes at Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- In his April 12, 2016 Indianz.com column Tim Giago writes, “When I decided to take on the task of buying the land at Wounded Knee on the Pine...

4/10/2016

article GIAGO: How Does One Set a Price on a Historic Site?
(South Dakota) -- When I decided to take on the task of buying the land at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota from the white landowner,...

2/16/2016

article The ghosts of Wounded Knee: travels through the scene of a massacre
(South Dakota) -- The US cavalry killed more than 200 Native Americans at Wounded Knee in 1890. British photographer Kalpesh Lathigra met the tribal leaders, teenagers...

2/8/2016

article Commentary: Native Voices – Wound-A-Kneeism
(California) -- In the bitter cold month of December, 1890 earsplitting gunfire, cannon-like blasts from Hotchkiss guns, and tortured screams could be heard from a...

1/26/2016

article Warrior's view of the Battle of the Little Bighorn on display at Stanford's Cantor Arts Center
(California) -- A rare exhibition of 12 drawings by acclaimed artist Red Horse, a Sioux warrior who fought against George Armstrong Custer and the U.S. Cavalry at the...

1/12/2016

article Giago wants tribes to control Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Tim Giago has a simple idea: help raise enough money to buy land for sale adjacent to the Wounded Knee massacre site. But nothing stays simple for long...
article Sioux Journalist Buys Wounded Knee for a Native American Holocaust Museum
(South Dakota) -- Tim Giago, a leading Native American journalist and retired publisher, has agreed to purchase the site of the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre, to build a...

1/6/2016

article TRIMBLE: Thoughts and questions on the sale of Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- The story broke on December 29, 2015, the 125th anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre, that Lakota publisher Tim Giago has agreed to purchase the 40...

1/4/2016

article Help Buy Wounded Knee: Website Now Up For Donations
(South Dakota) -- Since signing an agreement to purchase the historic site of Wounded Knee, Tim Giago, Lakota, has established a website to collect donations toward the...

1/1/2016

article The Truth About the Wounded Knee Massacre
(South Dakota) -- In 1889, the pronouncements of Paiute mystic Wovoka sparked hope of the dawning of a new age among Western tribes; an age that promised an end to Euro-...

12/30/2015

article Longtime publisher Tim Giago raising funds to buy Wounded Knee property for tribes
(South Dakota) -- When the foundation he created raises $3 million — and Tim Giago has no doubt that will happen — he wants to see the Wounded Knee land he...
article Wounded Knee, 125 years later
(South Dakota) -- Flakes of ceremonial tobacco fluttered from outstretched hands Tuesday morning as a frigid wind whispered over Wounded Knee, an echo of that day 125...

12/29/2015

article 125 Years After a Massacre, Native Americans Are Still Fighting to Take Back Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Tim Giago could have retired with his accomplishments. The 81-year-old Oglala Lakota journalist and South Dakota native founded the influential Indian...
article Atoning for the Wounded Knee Massacre: General Nelson A. Miles and the Lakota survivors’ pursuit of justice
(South Dakota) -- Today, 29 December 2015 marks the 125th anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890, when the US Seventh Cavalry killed the Lakota Chief Big Foot...
article Wounded Knee Massacre – 29 December 1890
(South Dakota) -- The Massacre at Wounded Knee saw over 300 men, women and children shot down on December 29th in 1890. The United States 7th Cavalry Regiment, under the...

12/28/2015

article Lakota Publisher Plans For Purchase Of Wounded Knee Ground
(South Dakota) -- For years, Oglala Tribe officials have been unable to reach an agreement with a private landowner to purchase most of the Wounded Knee Massacre site....
article Remembering the Wounded Knee Massacre
(South Dakota) -- On December 29, 1890, the massacre of Sioux warriors, women and children along Wounded Knee Creek in southwestern South Dakota marked the final chapter...
article Riders mark Wounded Knee anniversary
(South Dakota) -- About 175 riders made their way to Wounded Knee Monday afternoon to mark the 125 year anniversary of the massacre there of more than 200 Lakota men,...

12/27/2015

article Chief Big Foot Memorial Ride kicks off commemoration of massacre at Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Hunkering down after many hours of riding through the cold on horseback, Jean Fleury — the lead organizer of the Chief Big Foot Band Memorial...

12/23/2015

article Dakota Life: Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Someone was singing that morning by Wounded Knee Creek. The whites didn’t understand why. That’s one of the odd details in survivors...

12/21/2015

article It’s Been 125 Years Since Wounded Knee. The Lakota Are Still Seeking Justice
(South Dakota) -- This year marks the 125th anniversary of the massacre at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota, where the U.S. Seventh Cavalry killed the Lakota Chief Big...

12/1/2015

article Native History: Wounded Knee Descendent Remembers Family’s Past
(South Dakota) -- This Date in Native History: On December 29, 1890, a band of Miniconjou Lakota led by Chief Spotted Elk—called Big Foot by the government—...

11/6/2015

article Remembering Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- The massacre at Wounded Knee occurred when our state was just one year old, yet the effects of that cold winter day still reverberate throughout our...

10/26/2015

article BLOG: Johnny Depp To Buy Site Of Wounded Knee Massacre, Give It Back To Native Americans
(South Dakota) -- In an interview with The Daily Mail on Sunday, well-known actor Johnny Depp disclosed that he intends to buy Wounded Knee, a national historic landmark...

7/12/2015

article Onondaga Nation chief, visiting Leesport, recalls 1973 standoff at Wounded Knee
(Pennsylvania) -- In March 1973, when members of the American Indian Movement commandeered the town of Wounded Knee, S.D., Chief William Lazore of the Onondaga Nation in...

3/7/2015

article Jackley: Aquash Case Might Solve Other Wounded Knee Cases
(South Dakota) -- Now that John Graham is in prison for life for murdering Annie Mae Aquash in December 1975 on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, perhaps other cold...
article Len Foster on the 42nd Anniversary of Wounded Knee & Other Native Issues
(California) -- The Intertribal Friendship House in Oakland, California, recently hosted the celebration of the 42nd Anniversary of Wounded Knee.

3/3/2015

article Wounded Knee remembered
(South Dakota) -- 41 years ago members of the American Indian movement took over a church near the Wounded Knee massacre site. AIM members and supporters recently...

2/28/2015

article Remember Wounded Knee: Activist in iconic photo was a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- On Feb. 27, 1973, around 250 Sioux Indians led by members of the American Indian Movement launched the 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee on South Dakota...

1/16/2015

article Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Suffering continues after Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Especially when the offense that elicited that apology created long-term devastation. Because the family of Frank L. Baum apologized, am I or other...

1/14/2015

article Native Sun News: Chief Bigfoot ride honors massacre victims
(South Dakota) -- On the 124th Anniversary of the Chief Bigfoot Band Memorial Ride the riders arrived at the gravesite of the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre victims on the...

12/31/2014

article Iran's Leader Criticizes U.S. Over Wounded Knee Massacre, Joins #NativeLivesMatter Discussion
(New York) -- Iran’s supreme leader took to Twitter Monday to excoriate the U.S. over a massacre it exacted upon Native Americans more than 100 years ago and for...

12/29/2014

article Annual ride to Wounded Knee honors massacre victim
(South Dakota) -- Monday marks the 124th anniversary of a dark chapter in America's history, the massacre of nearly 300 Native American men (including Chief Big Foot...

12/28/2014

article Wounded Knee
(USA) -- The 29th December marks the anniversary of the conflict in 1890 between US soldiers and Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee, on the Pine Ridge reservation in South...

12/27/2014

article Commentary: Wounded Knee Massacre 124 Years Ago: We Remember Those Lost
(Michigan) -- One hundred and twenty-four winters ago, on December 29, 1890, some 150 Lakota men, women and children were massacred by the US 7th Calvary Regiment near...

12/20/2014

article GIAGO: Remembering the Massacre at Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Fifty-one years before the Japanese carrier strike force dropped their deadly bombs on Pearl Harbor, another "Day of Infamy" that will live...

11/26/2014

article Dakota Midday: 'Wounded Knee - A Line in the Sand'
(South Dakota) -- On the night of February 27th, 1973, American Indian Movement activists seized buildings in Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Rookie...

11/24/2014

article McKiernan: What I Learned at Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- For reporters who want to get inside a foreign culture to make a story resonate with readers, listeners, or viewers back home, language and race are...

11/7/2014

article TILSEN: 1890 and 1973: Do We Really Know What Happened at Wounded Knee?
(South Dakota) -- My three children are Oglala Lakota. They grew up here on the Pine Ridge Reservation. If they hadn't, maybe they wouldn't have known about the...

10/7/2014

article One Year Later, Still Not Sold: Wounded Knee Owner to Try a Drone Flyover
(South Dakota) -- One year after Wounded Knee landowner James Czywczynski told Oglala Sioux Tribe President Bryan Brewer he would be accepting outside bids if the OST...

10/5/2014

article Plan for convenience store near Wounded Knee questioned
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe wants to build a convenience store near the Wounded Knee Cemetery on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, but the proposal is...

8/17/2014

article The Fourth Estate at Wounded Knee in 1973
(South Dakota) -- Newspapers from across the nation and the world found the occupation of Wounded Knee in February 1973 a very hot ticket. Reporters came, they saw, and...

7/18/2014

article Pressler: Memorial at Wounded Knee needed
(South Dakota) -- Independent U.S. Senate candidate Larry Pressler says if he's elected he'll push for a American Indian "holocaust memorial" museum at...

5/2/2014

article Solving The Mystery Of A Black Activist's Disappearance
(Michigan) -- In the spring of 1973, Ray Robinson left his wife and three young children in Bogue Chitto, Alabama to support the occupation of Wounded Knee, South Dakota...

2/28/2014

article Hundreds march to commemorate Wounded Knee occupation
(South Dakota) -- To the sounds of prayers, drumbeats and gunfire, Native Americans paid homage Thursday to the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee.

2/27/2014

article Native History: AIM Occupation of Wounded Knee Begins
(South Dakota) -- This Date in Native History: On February 27, 1973, about 250 Sioux Indians led by members of the American Indian Movement converged on South Dakota...

2/20/2014

article F.B.I. Papers Yield Clues in Vanishing of Civil Rights Activist
(South Dakota) -- Cheryl Robinson says she has waited more than four decades to find out what happened to her husband, an Alabama civil rights activist who disappeared,...
article New clues shed light on 1973 death of activist, MLK follower in Wounded Knee protest
(South Dakota) -- Cheryl Buswell-Robinson of Detroit has spent decades not knowing the true fate of her husband, civil rights activist Ray Robinson. But she’s...
article Depp seriously considering Wounded Knee purchase
(South Dakota) -- Will Johnny Depp buy Wounded Knee and give it to the Oglala Sioux Tribe? For the past year, the future of the piece of land on the Pine Ridge Indian...
article Is Johnny Depp Serious about Buying Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- A Sioux Falls, South Dakota television station, KSFY News, is reporting Johnny Depp is one more time showing signs he is interested in purchasing...

2/19/2014

article Civil rights activist who disappeared in 1973 was 'tortured and murdered by members of American Indian Movement he was trying to HELP,' newly released FBI documents claim
(South Dakota) -- A black civil rights activist was 'tortured and murdered by militant members of the American Indian Movement' in the 1973 occupation of Wounded...
article FBI confirms activist was killed in SD in 1973
(South Dakota) -- The FBI says a black civil rights activist was killed during the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee, and it suspects militant members of the American...

2/17/2014

article FBI documents confirm murder of activist missing for 40 years
(New York) -- For the first time since her husband went missing 40 years ago, Cheryl Robinson can go to bed at night knowing what happened to the man she and her kids...

2/10/2014

article Bobby Onco, captured in iconic Wounded Knee photo, dies at 63
(New York) -- Robert Charles Onco, a Kiowa Indian from Oklahoma who was active in the American Indian Movement and its role in the 1973 siege at Wounded Knee, S.D., died...
article Bobby Onco, Wounded Knee Warrior, Walks On
(New York) -- Robert Charles Onco, a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma and an American Indian Movement activist, passed into the spirit world on January 31 after a...

2/5/2014

article Bobby Onco, captured in iconic Wounded Knee photo, dies at 63
(New York) -- Robert Charles Onco, a Kiowa Indian from Oklahoma who was active in the American Indian Movement and its role in the 1973 siege at Wounded Knee, S.D., died...

1/22/2014

article A non-vanishing people
(South Dakota) -- If you know about only one event in American Indian history, it’s probably Custer’s Last Stand at the Little Bighorn in 1876. Lakota and...

1/3/2014

article KEELER: Why We Still Mourn for Wounded Knee
(Oregon) -- There are always things happening in Indian country that never make it into the mainstream news, and we Indian people are accustomed to it.

1/2/2014

article Enduring Wound: Celebrating the Massacre at Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- On December 29, 1890, at a place called Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge -- a veritable concentration camp set up to control and suppress natives...

1/1/2014

article Retracing the route of those who survived the Wounded Knee massacre
(South Dakota) -- Fingers numb from a lingering freeze, Chase Iron Eyes wrapped a bandana around his head Sunday morning and then whisked the curls of sweet, bitter...

12/29/2013

article Native History: Wounded Knee Descendent Remembers Family’s Past
(South Dakota) -- This Date in Native History: On December 29, 1890, a band of Miniconjou Lakota led by Chief Spotted Elk—called Big Foot by the government—...
article Wounded Knee Native American History w/ Johnny Depp
(South Dakota) -- On December 29, 1890, many Native Americans were in the process of being at war with the Blue Coats, the Ghost Dance War. When the 7th Calvary Regiment...

10/28/2013

article Native Sun News: Negotiations continue for Wounded Knee site
(South Dakota) -- On October 15, the final deadline for sealed bids to be accepted and reviewed by landowner Jim Czywczysnki for the two plots of land he has put up for...

10/6/2013

article Native Sun News’ Brandon Ecoffey Says Deal in Works for Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Sioux Tribe President Bryan Brewer’s plans to meet with Wounded Knee owner James Czywczynski have been cancelled after Brewer met with a...

10/3/2013

article Native Sun News: Wounded Knee negotiations move forward
(South Dakota) -- The final deadline to purchase Jim Czywczysnki’s land at Wounded and Porcupine Butte by means other than a bid at a public auction is less than...

9/26/2013

article Wounded Knee landowner renews bid to sell property
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Sioux President Bryan Brewer plans to meet this week with a Rapid City landowner in what could be a last-ditch attempt to avert the public sale...

9/16/2013

article Native Sun News: Auction opens for sale of Wounded Knee site
(South Dakota) -- The official public bidding period for the two 40 acre tracts of land at Porcupine Butte and at Wounded Knee owned by Jim Czywczysnki is now up and...

9/3/2013

article Second deadline passes for Wounded Knee land sale
(South Dakota) -- Earlier this year, the man who owns a parcel of land adjacent to the Wounded Knee Massacre Site gave the Oglala Sioux Tribe an ultimatum. Buy it by May...

8/31/2013

article Wounded Knee Back on the Block: Will it Be Sold to an Outsider?
(South Dakota) -- Earlier this month, James Czywczynski, the owner of the Wounded Knee site told the Oglala Sioux Tribe they had until Labor Day, September 2 to purchase...

8/18/2013

article Wounded Knee Owner Threatens Tribe: 'Buy Now or I'm Auctioning It Off'
(South Dakota) -- James Czywczynski, the current owner of the Wounded Knee site has told the Oglala Sioux Tribe they have until September 2 to purchase the land. If no...

8/8/2013

article Native Sun News: Wounded Knee landowner sets 'final' deadline
(South Dakota) -- Jim Czywcysnki owner of the National historic site of Wounded Knee has set a final date for the Oglala Sioux tribe or a group connected to the tribe to...

8/5/2013

article Questions remain about Johnny Depp's offer to purchase Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- It was the offer that set Twitter aflame and Facebook abuzz, sparking a wave of rumor and debate across Indian country. And then there was silence.

8/1/2013

article Tim Giago: Oglala Sioux Tribe should buy Wounded Knee land
(South Dakota) -- The Wounded Knee Trading Post was started in the early 1930s. At the time of its construction and during the years it operated there were never any...

7/22/2013

article Wounded Knee for Sale: Still No Depp Deal, But Oglala Sioux Negotiating
(New York) -- After no word from Johnny Depp about buying Wounded Knee, Oglala Sioux Tribe President Bryan Brewer and three members of the Descendants of Wounded Knee...

7/17/2013

article Native Sun News: Offer is on the table for Wounded Knee site
(South Dakota) -- On Sunday Jim Czywczynski, owner of the national historic site of Wounded Knee, met face to face with descendants of the Wounded Knee massacre and...
article SANBORN: How Depp can help
(South Dakota) -- Comes now American actor Johnny Depp, with $4.9 million to purchase property near the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark, with the stated intent...

7/14/2013

article Harriman: Is this guy really going to save Wounded Knee?
(South Dakota) -- If a wealthy but reclusive Wall Street hedge fund manager or Silicon Valley entrepreneur decides to meet James Czywczynski’s ridiculously...

7/13/2013

article Johnny Depp Not the Only Hope for Reclaiming Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- The sale of Wounded Knee to actor Johnny Depp or any other individual is not the only option for that sacred land. Scott Barta, a Lakota activist, has...
article Johnny Depp to buy Wounded Knee? Not all Native Americans welcome actor’s interest in land
(South Dakota) -- For months, questions have swirled about whether developers, activists or tribes would be willing to plunk down millions to buy a portion of the...
article What Readers Are Saying about Johnny Depp's Offer to Buy Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Yesterday's article in this publication about Johnny Depp's offer to buy Wounded Knee set off a fury of comments from Native News Network...

7/12/2013

article Divided opinions over Johnny Depp's offer to buy Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Opinions are divided in the Native American community over an offer by movie star Johnny Depp to buy land at the site of the Wounded Knee massacre and...
article Johnny Depp interest in purchasing portion of Wounded Knee causes a stir
(South Dakota) -- Questions have been swirling about whether Johnny Depp is really preparing to be the latest potential buyer of a portion of the Wounded Knee National...
article Johnny Depp's Wounded Knee offer called generous, but some think it's misguided
(Nebraska) -- Actor Johnny Depp's offer to pay a multimillion-dollar price tag to restore ownership of the Wounded Knee massacre site to the Oglala Sioux likely won...

7/11/2013

article BLOG: Why Johnny Depp spending anything more than a few thousand bucks for Wounded Knee would be a big mistake
(South Dakota) -- A simple dialogue in an interview with the Daily Mail newspaper in the UK has blown up around Indian Country with Johnny Depp expressing his interest...
article Johnny Depp wants to buy the site of Wounded Knee massacre and give it back to the Native Americans
(UK) -- Johnny Depp has announced that he wants to buy Wounded Knee, a national historic landmark, and give it back to the Indian people.

7/10/2013

article Depp Wants to Buy Wounded Knee and Return It to Indians
(UK) -- Buried in this Daily Mail feature on Johnny Depp is this tidbit that could pay big dividends to American Indians: "Such is Depp’s commitment to the...
article Owner of Wounded Knee Eager to Sell to Johnny Depp
(South Dakota) -- Deep in this Daily Mail feature on Johnny Depp, the actor who portrayed Tonto in Disney’s Lone Ranger re-boot expresses a desire to buy the site...
article Tribe: Johnny Depp wants to buy Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Actor Johnny Depp, who plays Tonto in the recently released movie “The Lone Ranger,” plans to buy land at the site of the Wounded Knee...

7/4/2013

article New suit seeks to know fate of civil rights activist who vanished in 1973
(New York) -- No one doubts Ray Robinson is dead. After all, it’s been 40 years since the black activist from Selma, Ala., a disciple of Martin Luther King Jr. and...

6/13/2013

article Wounded Knee sold?
(South Dakota) -- Wounded Knee will end up in the hands of the Oglala Lakota people. The question that remains however is “will it be an individual tribal member...

6/8/2013

article Journalist to speak on Wounded Knee incident
(Minnesota) -- The American Indian Movement Interpretive Center will host a talk on Saturday night by Pulitzer Prize nominee Kevin McKiernan.

5/30/2013

article Eminent Domain and a Horse Slaughterhouse at Wounded Knee?
(South Dakota) -- As the sale of the historic Wounded Knee site looms with several offers on the table for owner James Czywczynski, the Oglala Sioux Tribe has moved to...
article Native Sun News: Tribe moves to seize Wounded Knee site
(South Dakota) -- When James Czywczynski first announced that he was selling the two forty acre tracts of land; one at Wounded Knee and one at Porcupine Butte, for a...

5/27/2013

article TRIMBACH: A true distortion of Wounded Knee ‘73
(USA) -- In my previous letter to the editor, I suggested the heading; “Wounded Knee Historians – Still breeding” to remind readers of the growing...

5/19/2013

article Ickler: More trouble at Wounded Knee
(Massachusetts) -- Forty years ago I was writing editorials about the 71-day armed occupation of a desolate place in South Dakota named Wounded Knee.

5/15/2013

article Native Sun News: A Wounded Knee descendant speaks out
(South Dakota) -- Leonard Little Finger, a highly respected Lakota elder, historian, and direct descendant of Chief Big Foot, has ended his silence on the Wounded Knee...

5/14/2013

article Wounded Knee seller says he's still negotiating with potential buyers
(South Dakota) -- The Rapid City man who is selling a controversial parcel of property near the burial ground of the Wounded Knee massacre said Monday that he is talking...

5/11/2013

article OTHER VIEW: Holocaust Museum of the Indigenous People should be built at Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Since 1492 the history of the Western Hemisphere has been marked by one of the greatest holocausts in the history of the world.

5/10/2013

article Native Sun News: Wounded Knee descendants speak out
(South Dakota) -- The conversation surrounding the sale of Wounded Knee has included commentary from people on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, activists from urban...
article ROLO: Remembering Wounded Knee – four decades later
(South Dakota) -- It’s been 40 years since American Indian activists ended their occupation of Wounded Knee, S.D., but thanks to them, life has improved in Indian...

5/9/2013

article Commentary: Wounded Knee is American Indians' Gettysburg: Interior Dept Should Declare Eminent Domain
(Michigan) -- Ever since the property at Wounded Knee was put up for sale, American Indians across America have wondered aloud how a place such as Wounded Knee that is...
article KENT: Hallowed ground for sale
(South Dakota) -- It’s been many years since I first visited the Little Bighorn Battlefield -- a vast area of beautiful rolling hills scorched by memories of the...
article Prospective buyers close in on Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Native Sun News has reviewed documents showing that there are now three separate entities making offers on the two 40 acre plots of land that Jim...

5/8/2013

article Wounded Knee Mystery Bidders Working to Secure Land for Tribe
(South Dakota) -- On May 1 the site of the Wounded Knee massacre was put on the open market by owner James Czywczynski with a price tag of $4.9 million. He says three of...

5/5/2013

article S.D. tribe faces ultimatum on sale of massacre site
(South Dakota) -- A small patch of prairie sits largely unnoticed off a desolate road in southwestern South Dakota, tucked amid gently rolling hills and surrounded by...

5/4/2013

article Column: Wounded Knee should be a national monument, not a profit centre
(South Dakota) -- Wednesday 1 May 2013, we may learn the fate of the massacre site at Wounded Knee, a plot of land on the Pine Ridge Reservation that is currently owned...
article GREED: Wounded Knee Parcel For Sale - Asking Price $3.9 Million, Taxable Value $6,600
(Michigan) -- When I first heard Wounded Knee was for sale back in February I thought it was a joke of some sort. I immediately rejected the idea because it was...
article Oglala President Brewer on Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- James A. Czywczynski of Rapid City, South Dakota has extended the deadline for bids for two tracts of land near Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian...

5/3/2013

article Wounded Knee Historic Site Now for Sale on the Open Market
(South Dakota) -- The May 1 deadline came and went without a word from the Oglala Sioux Tribe, so James Czywczynski, who owns the site of the Wounded Knee massacre, has...

5/2/2013

article Sioux don't have funds to buy massacre site tracts
(South Dakota) -- A small patch of prairie sits largely unnoticed off a desolate road in southwestern South Dakota, tucked amid gently rolling hills and surrounded by...

5/1/2013

article New battle for Wounded Knee: sale of massacre site exposes tribal tensions
(South Dakota) -- Horses are sacred to Native Americans. For Kevin Yellow Bird Steele, one of the tribal leaders of the Oglala Sioux, there are few places in America as...
article Official: Tribe can't pay for Wounded Knee site
(South Dakota) -- The president of a South Dakota tribe facing a deadline on whether to buy a piece of land where 300 of their ancestors were massacred more than a...
article Sale of 'Wounded Knee' Massacre Site Extended
(South Dakota) -- Native American tribes declare themselves outraged by the pending sale of lands hallowed by the blood of murdered ancestors: Two 40-acre tracts of...
article SD tribe faces ultimatum on sale of massacre site
(South Dakota) -- A small patch of prairie sits largely unnoticed off a desolate road in southwestern South Dakota, tucked amid gently rolling hills and surrounded by...
article Wounded Knee Sale Negotiations Fall Through
(South Dakota) -- 40 acres of land where the Massacre at Wounded Knee took place may be headed to the open market. Its owner, Jim Czywczynski, set Wednesday as the...

4/30/2013

article A Conversation With Wounded Knee Owner James Czywczynski
(South Dakota) -- James Czywczynski, the owner of the site of the Wounded Knee massacre, has stated publicly that he will wait until May 1 to entertain offers for the...
article The new battle for Wounded Knee: Sale of massacre site divides tribe
(South Dakota) -- Some of the Native American Indians living on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota can still recall first-hand accounts of the massacre at...
article The Sioux View: Museum’s remit must be to tell the story of a slaughter
(South Dakota) -- A lot of people think what happened at Wounded Knee in 1890 was a battle. It wasn’t a battle; it was a slaughter.
article Wounded Knee Sale Deadline Looms
(South Dakota) -- As the May 1 deadline approaches for the Oglala Sioux Tribe to purchase the historic site of Wounded Knee for millions of dollars, the tribe has made...

4/29/2013

article Native American activists plan to hold protests if Wounded Knee land sold
(South Dakota) -- Native American activists say they will stage protests if commercial buyers seek to purchase a part of the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark in...
article TRIMBLE: Saving sacred ground -- Wounded Knee saga
(South Dakota) -- As the May 1st deadline approaches for the auctioning of the Wounded Knee land by owner James Czywczynski, I hope any source that may offer to buy the...
article GIAGO: Indigenous Holocaust museum at Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Since 1492 the history of the Western Hemisphere has been marked by one of the greatest holocausts in the history of the world.

4/28/2013

article Activists plan protest if Wounded Knee land sold
(South Dakota) -- 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...
article Lakota activists: Buy Wounded Knee, face protests
(South Dakota) -- The potential sale of one of the most historically notorious sites in South Dakota history could come with the state's biggest caveat: buy Wounded...

4/27/2013

article To whom does Wounded Knee belong?
(South Dakota) -- The battleground site Wounded Knee is up for sale. Should it be developed as a landmark or left in peace out of respect for the Sioux people who died...

4/26/2013

article Author to present book on Wounded Knee occupation
(South Dakota) -- Forty years after the 71-day occupation at Wounded Knee, there is still lots of pain and many questions about what truly happened, according to an...

4/16/2013

article Landowner: Three offers for Wounded Knee site tribe covets
(South Dakota) -- A landowner trying to sell a portion of the Wounded Knee National Historic landmark in South Dakota said Monday he has three offers from West Coast-...

4/14/2013

article Massacres and Denial: Why Can’t America be Honest?
(Minnesota) -- Every once in a while a really nice example of institutional racism emerges from the corporate media and gives us a chance to expose unexamined...

4/13/2013

article OP/ED: Wounded Knee Needs Federal Buyer
(Connecticut) -- It was recently stated that the site of the Wounded Knee Massacre would be put up for auction on the open market on May 1st.

4/12/2013

article OP/ED: Save Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- THE Lakota Sioux word “takini” means “to die and come back” but is usually translated more simply as “survivor.” It...

4/9/2013

article Native Sun News: Wounded Knee Survivors Association meets
(South Dakota) -- As the May 1 deadline for tribes to acquire the site of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre approaches both seller and tribal members are beginning to get...

4/2/2013

article The Battle Over Wounded Knee: Who Deserves The Land?
(South Dakota) -- More than 100 years ago, American soldiers massacred men, women and children in the last major bloodshed of the American Indian wars, making the...

4/1/2013

article HUFFPOST: Wounded Knee Battle Site Is For Sale For 3.9 Mil
(South Dakota) -- The historical site where American soldiers massacred Native-American men, women and children a century ago is up for sale and dredging up painful...
article Sale of Wounded Knee site causes more pain
(South Dakota) -- A proposed sale of the site of the Wounded Knee massacre of 1890 — in which the US Cavalry killed up to 300 Native American men, women and...

3/31/2013

article Mixed Emotions Over Wounded Knee Massacre Site Being For Sale
(South Dakota) -- James A. Czywczynski of Rapid City, South Dakota bought the 40-acre plot where the Wounded Knee massacre occurred in 1968. He moved away in 1973 after...

3/30/2013

article Anger Over Plan to Sell Site of Wounded Knee Massacre
(South Dakota) -- Ever since American soldiers massacred men, women and children here more than a century ago in the last major bloodshed of the American Indian wars,...

3/22/2013

article Magnuson: Wounded Knee 1973 hostages speaking out
(South Dakota) -- Former South Dakota Sen. James Abourezk, taking questions at the Dakota Conference at Augustana College last year, was taken aback when Adrienne Fritze...

3/21/2013

article Native Sun News: New York Times takes on Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- The New York times paid a visit to the Native Sun News office in Rapid City on March 11 to interview Jim Czywczynski (the owner of two tracts of land...

3/13/2013

article Native Sun News: Company withdraws offer for Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- The site of the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre which had been put up for sale by land owner Jim Czywczynski a little more than a month ago now has a...

3/9/2013

article FORUM: Wounded Knee has made a difference for Native Americans
(South Dakota) -- The Journal's Feb. 27 editorial, "Wounded Knee, 40 years later," is wrong that "in many ways, nothing came out of the ordeal."

3/1/2013

article Wounded Knee anniversary is marked by chants
(South Dakota) -- A Pine Ridge Indian Reservation resident who found herself in the middle of the 1973 Wounded Knee occupation said Wednesday amid ceremonial gunfire and...

2/28/2013

article 40 Years Later, Wounded Knee Is Still Fresh in Our Minds
(South Dakota) -- Hundreds of travelers left their home areas from points all over the United States and Canada last weekend to meet in the tiny village of Wounded Knee...
article A Photographer Remembers Wounded Knee, 40 Years Later
(USA) -- Forty years ago, a caravan of more than 50 cars full of demonstrators pulled into Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. That day marked the beginning of a 71-...
article AIM members meet at Wounded Knee to mark anniversary
(South Dakota) -- On February 27th forty years ago the American Indian Movement caught the nation's attention when the organization seized and occupied the...
article Behind the lens: Remembering Wounded Knee
(California) -- The 40th anniversary of the Wounded Knee occupation is Feb. 27. Photographer Jim Hubbard was there and gave us this account of those days covering the...
article Ceremonial Walk Commemorates Wounded Knee Anniversary
(South Dakota) -- Forty years ago, the American Indian Movement took over the village of Wounded Knee. Protesters spoke out against what they called a corrupt tribal...
article WOSTER: Wounded Knee can still teach us
(North Dakota) -- Forty years ago today began the occupation of Wounded Knee, a modest community in a valley on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
article Wounded Knee - 40 years later
(South Dakota) -- On the night of Feb. 27, 1973, beat-up cars carrying dozens of angry young men sped into Wounded Knee village. Members of the American Indian Movement...
press release Birdnecklace Renewable Energy Announces an Offer to James Czyszynski's to Acquire the "Wounded Knee Site" [PDF]
(South Dakota) -- Birdnecklace Renewable Energy, LLC, in its commitment to develop and deliver renewable energy resources both economically and environmentally viable,...

2/27/2013

article AIM – Wounded Knee II, 40 years later – Chase Iron Eyes
(South Dakota) -- Today, Feb. 27, 2013 is the 40th Anniversary of the Siege at Wounded Knee, also affectionately known as Wounded Knee II.
article Gunfire, Chants Mark Wounded Knee Anniversary
(South Dakota) -- A Pine Ridge Indian Reservation resident who found herself in the middle of the 1973 Wounded Knee occupation said Wednesday amid ceremonial gunfire and...
article Pride and heartbreak in anniversary of occupation
(South Dakota) -- Don Cuny was 21 years old and ready to die for his people. It was March 1973, and he stood with about 200 fellow Native Americans in the village of...

2/26/2013

article Anniversary of Wounded Knee occupation Wednesday
(South Dakota) -- When members of the American Indian Movement and their supporters gather together Wednesday on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to commemorate the...

2/21/2013

article Native Sun News: Landowner sets deadline on Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- The owner of the two 40 acre parcels of land where the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre occurred, and where members of the American Indian Movement took on...

2/17/2013

article Wounded Knee Massacre Site For Sale
(South Dakota) -- Wounded Knee is a name and place synonymous with bloodshed and violence. It's the location of an 1890 massacre that some estimates say killed up to...

2/13/2013

article Landowner asks $3.9M for part of Wounded Knee site
(South Dakota) -- One of the country's poorest Native American tribes wants to buy a historically significant piece of land where 300 of their ancestors were killed...
article Landowner trying to sell portion of Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Leaders on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation want to buy a parcel of land considered historically significant to the Sioux tribes, but they say the...

2/10/2013

article History for sale? Man seeking $3.9 million for site near Wounded Knee memorial
(South Dakota) -- A decision to sell 40 acres of land near the site of two of South Dakota’s most historically notorious events has opened old wounds on the Pine...
article Sacred ground for sale at Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- A tragic piece of South Dakota history known worldwide is for sale. Eighty acres of the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark, the site where...
article TRIMBLE: Attempting to profit from hallowed grounds
(South Dakota) -- A news story on Indianz.com tells that James A. Czywczynski, owner the lands where the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre took place, is offering to sell that...

1/17/2013

article Janklow records to date back to Rosebud days
(South Dakota) -- Efforts to preserve records from the late Gov. Bill Janklow's career will date back to his days as a public defender on the Rosebud Indian...

10/29/2012

article ABOUREZK: Remembering the Wounded Knee trials
(Nebraska) -- He came here to remember. On a cloudy fall night last week, Beaumont Bordeaux climbed the steps up Centennial Mall, lit a candle and listened to Native...

9/7/2012

article Fire totals Wounded Knee Museum in Wall
(South Dakota) -- An electrical fire has destroyed the 10-year-old Wounded Knee Museum in Wall, dedicated to the 1890 massacre on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
article Historian to speak about Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Jerome A. Greene, researcher and writer of Native American, American West, and Western military history, will give a presentation on the 1890 Wounded...

5/3/2012

article Native Sun News: Conference opens wounds of Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- A conference to discuss Wounded Knee, now and then, caused a bundle of mixed emotions. Augustana College’s Center for Western Studies hosted...

4/28/2012

article FBI, Pine Ridge residents air frustrations
(South Dakota) -- Tensions remained high at the second day of a conference focusing on the 1973 Wounded Knee takeover as American Indian Movements activists and Native...
article Means grows angry when asked about missing man
(South Dakota) -- Aside from brief confrontations between federal officials and American Indian Movement leaders, a two-day conference that brought together all sides of...
article Means: Sovereignty benefits U.S.
(South Dakota) -- In a rambling 90-minute address Friday evening that wove personal history with highlights of the American Indian Movement, famed AIM leader and...
article Old divisions flare as AIM leaders reunite / Wounded Knee siege of 1973 still raw topic
(South Dakota) -- Old hatred dies hard. Many of the archetypal survivors of the 1973 Wounded Knee occupation met again Friday at Augustana College’s Center for...

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