South Dakota tribes buy land near Wounded Knee | New
SIOUX FALLS, SD (AP) — Two Native American tribes in South Dakota have joined forces to purchase 40 acres around the Wounded Knee National Historic Site, site of one of the deadliest massacres in U.S. history .
The Oglala Sioux and the Cheyenne River Sioux said the purchase of the land on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation was a cooperative act to ensure the area is preserved as a sacred site. More than 200 Native Americans – including children and the elderly – were killed at Wounded Knee in 1890. The bloodshed marked a watershed moment in the border battles the US military waged against the tribes.