To whom does Wounded Knee belong?


Image links to BBC article

“For the Sioux descendants still living in the Pine Ridge reservation, who remember first-hand accounts of the atrocity, the news that a key part of that painful history could be sold outside the tribe has come as a shock. A 40-acre parcel of land that’s part of the massacre site is up for sale, and its owner has given the tribe until 1 May to come up with the $3.9m (£2.5m) asking price. If they don’t, land owner James Czywczynski says he will be forced to accept one of several offers he has already secured from commercial buyers, who may attempt to capitalize on the land as a tourist attraction.”

Is this a rhetorical question?


About D.Dinius

I am big on education, animals, and nature. So following that sentence I think it's important to be smart and animals and nature bring clarity and a calmness to things. I am new to actually paying attention and having opinions. This has been building well for about the last year. :)

2 responses »

  1. I don’t even know what to say to this one..but it’s sad to say that it does not surprise me. I could almost be convinced to go along with the idea if the money made on such a tourist attraction went to the living descendants to better their lives, but you and I both know that won’t happen. America has screwed natives from the beginning so why not continue…this makes me a bit ill actually.

    • I don’t think the money would go to them either. And I worry that if it is sold to commercial buyers that it would be turned into something not so sympathetic to the tribe. 😦

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