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Update Wounded Knee: Final Date for the Oglala Sioux Tribe


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Roxy
- 238 days ago - whitewolfpack.com
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 one steps forward to purchase the land for the tribe, Czywczynski says he will hold a public auction for the land



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Roxy H. (340)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 6:04 pm
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 one steps forward to purchase the land for the tribe, Czywczynski says he will hold a public auction for the land.

“I feel that I have given the tribe every opportunity to buy the land or for someone associated with them to do it. They say they have multiple buyers ready to purchase it for them, but they have not taken the steps to get it done,” he told Brandon Ecoffey, managing editor of Native Sun News. “When I met with President [Bryan] Brewer and the descendants I thought it went well and something would have come from it... but I have heard nothing.”

That meeting took place at the newspaper’s offices July 14 between the Horn family, Brewer and Czywczynski. It was then that Brewer asked Czywczynski if he would consider selling the site with the tribe’s blessing and donating half the proceeds to the Survivors of Wounded Knee organization.

At the close of the meeting, Czywczynski said he would consider the offer.

Shortly after the meeting in Rapid City Czywczynski told ICTMN he sent an email and packet to the tribe and Brewer asking them to pay the entire $4.9 million asking price if they wanted to obtain the land and the deed.

Czywczynski has also been telling ICTMN that he has had offers from several interested parties that want to donate the land to the tribe, but as of yet, none of those parties have been able to raise all of the money or make good on their promises to buy.

“I have put other potential buyers off while I entertained the groups working on behalf of the tribe, but I can’t wait any longer,” he told Native Sun News.

Brewer doesn’t believe Czywczynski will have any buyers with the arrangement not to donate half of the proceeds to benefit the site. He also says a deadline is nothing new.

“This isn't the first time he has said this, he set a deadline and we watched and waited and he had no buyers. No buyers are going to purchase this land because they will never be able to use it,” Brewer said.

Brewer also has not received an email or a package from Czywczynski about any counter offer.

“I have received nothing. I have not heard from him other than the letter I received from him that thanked us for having the meeting in Rapid City. I have not received anything else yet,” he said.


Johnny Depp Sighted?

For over a month since his interview in the UK’s DailyMail in which Johnny Depp announced an interest in purchasing the site of Wounded Knee, there is still no word from Depp or his publicists about his comments to buy the land.

There was however a recent rumor about a sighting of Depp on Pine Ridge. President Brewer said it was only a rumor though.

“That was a crazy rumor. There were rumors going all over. There was no Johnny Depp, at least not that I know of. There were rumors he was with me. He wasn't with me. Every girl on the reservation was calling me to say ‘please give him my telephone number.’ I don't know who started those rumors, but it spread like wildfire. I have a whole list of numbers I am supposed to give to him,” Brewer said. “It really would be great if he could come to our reservation.”
SOURCE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDgU4cdgk58

 

June M. (96)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 1:33 pm
thanks for sharing Roxy
 

June M. (96)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 1:34 pm
thanks for sharing Roxy
 

Gloria picchetti (279)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 1:45 pm
Thank you Roxy. I hope the sacred place remains to whom it really belongs.
 

Gloria picchetti (279)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 1:46 pm
Thank you Roxy!
 

VinnieSick N. (363)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 2:25 pm
Hey Roxy and Junee, hope this comment posts. Cannot Open any Topics in any of my groups. Other people have also reported it to Feedback and Suggestions. Also lost my Photos in my Albums. Cannot Upload any photos. Was trying to beat those Severe Thunderstorms we have coming in tonight but can't get a darn thing done. Grrrr. Anyhoo, Why should we have to Buy back Our own Land ? I saw Johnny Depp on Late Night t.v. and he was talking about his role as Tonto in Lone Ranger which I grew up watching. And he said, 'I visited many Reservations and spoke to the people to get a feel for the movie and added what the White man did to us was horrible and he would do all he could to Help us in any way. Yippie !! btw.... Tonto in Spanish means Dummy. LOL...
 

VinnieSick N. (363)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 2:27 pm
Comment not going though.Yes, Johnny Depp visited Reservations before making movie Lone Ranger and Tonto. No photos, can't Open Topics, can't post comments. Why should we Buy back Our Own Land ? Grrr.
 

Kat K. (56)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 2:34 pm
I am still blown away that the Oglala Sioux tribe has to purchase this land when it is theirs to begin with. It was taken from them, as well as quite a bit of other land from other tribes all over the United States. This makes no sense to me at all. As if they haven't been used, abused, and taken from enough already. This makes me sick!!! These are our Native people, for God's sake.
 

Kat K. (56)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 2:36 pm
I am still blown away that the Oglala Sioux tribe has to purchase this land when it is theirs to begin with. It was taken from them, as well as quite a bit of other land from other tribes all over the United States. This makes no sense to me at all. As if they haven't been used, abused, and taken from enough already. This makes me sick!!! These are our Native people, for God's sake.
 

Kat K. (56)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 2:37 pm
I am still blown away that the Oglala Sioux tribe has to purchase this land when it is theirs to begin with. It was taken from them, as well as quite a bit of other land from other tribes all over the United States. This makes no sense to me at all. As if they haven't been used, abused, and taken from enough already. This makes me sick!!! These are our Native people, for God's sake.
 

Kat K. (56)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 2:37 pm
I am still blown away that the Oglala Sioux tribe has to purchase this land when it is theirs to begin with. It was taken from them, as well as quite a bit of other land from other tribes all over the United States. This makes no sense to me at all. As if they haven't been used, abused, and taken from enough already. This makes me sick!!! These are our Native people, for God's sake.
 

Kat K. (56)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 2:39 pm
I am still blown away that the Oglala Sioux tribe has to purchase this land when it is theirs to begin with. It was taken from them, as well as quite a bit of other land from other tribes all over the United States. This makes no sense to me at all. As if they haven't been used, abused, and taken from enough already. This makes me sick!!! These are our Native people, for God's sake.
 

Kat K. (56)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 2:45 pm
So sorry about the multiple posts~~when I hit the SUBMIT button, it kept giving me a Server Error, so I tried to send it again and again. Jeez~~I hate it when that happens!!
 

Christina Carlson (15)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 3:07 pm
I am horrified by the man attempting to further exploit first nations people. The artificially inflated price is so much insult on top of injury considering the inflation is entirely based on the emotional and historical significance to the Sioux, indeed to any American with a heart and conscience. Any price paid for this sacred site should be remitted by the government and the land gifted back to the tribe.
 

Christine Stewart (130)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 4:02 pm
I hope the land will go to its rightful owners.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 4:19 pm
How can the land even be for sale?

Unjust.
 

Christeen Anderson (419)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 12:44 pm
I hope the land stays with the tribes. I think it's a shame that they would have to purchase it.
 

Marija Mohoric (50)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 12:54 pm
Vinnie, that is the right question!!
 

Jamie Clemons (281)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 1:45 pm
I hope they take the steps needed to purchase the land.
 

Stardust Noel (66)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 2:39 pm
It is so wrong for them to have to buy land that is already theirs! It should stay with the tribes.
 

GGmaSheila D. (89)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 2:40 pm
Noted with thanks about this. Time will tell.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (60)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 4:16 pm
noted, thanks
 

Debbie Tate (17)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 5:38 pm
This is so sad. They have to buy there land when we stole all of it, just about! Noted.
 

Lona Goudswaard (60)
Friday August 23, 2013, 3:05 am
I fail to understand why Czywczynski, has ownership of the Wounded Knee site at all and why he wants to make money on it. Just give it back to the rightful owners. If it wasn't a site so well known and with so much significance to the Oglala Sioux Tribe it wouldn't be worth a cent to start with.
 

Roxy H. (340)
Friday August 23, 2013, 3:32 am
My personal thoughts on this: The land is tainted with the blood of a Battle. Custer's Last Stand, is a part of history and there is relics and might still be pieces of artifacts in the ground there. So #1 the land should be declared a National Icon or Federal Monument. Otherwise, this person who "owns" this property, should be investigated on the actual purchase. How can someone come to own a battlefield?
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 7:56 pm
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