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Second Deadline Passes for Wounded Knee Land Sale (Video)


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Roxy
- 321 days ago - whitewolfpack.com
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 1st - or he would be auctioning it off After the Tribe didn't bite, it was set for Sept 2nd



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Roxy H. (340)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 12:41 am
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 1st - or he would be auctioning it off.

The problem - Jim Czywczynski is asking nearly $4 million for the land - which is assessed at roughly $14,000.

After the Tribe didn't bite, Czywczynski set a second deadline, which was September 2.

Members of the Tribal government do not believe anyone is lined up to buy this piece of land with such a bloody history - contrary to claims Czywczynski has made to various West River news outlets. If he does, Kevin Yellow Bird Steele - a Tribal Council member from the Wounded Knee District - says the new owner will run into the same problems as the current owner.

"He needs to be straight up and fair with whoever's going to buy it. Because I've heard people say that they won't allow any building on it, and as of now, there's an ordinance that there's no building around Wounded Knee," said Yellow Bird Steele.

This summer, actor Johnny Depp made headlines when he expressed interest in buying the land to a London newspaper. Depp never followed up on that claim.

Czywczynski is still hopeful he will sell Wounded Knee for the full asking price. I hope to, one way or another we are going to get this done.

KSFY News has reached out to Czywczynski for comment, but have yet to receive a reply.

KSFY News - Sioux Falls, SD News, Weather, Sports

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Stardust Noel (56)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 12:55 pm
Yes, Johnny Depp, buy wounded Knee.This land belongs to Native Americans .Always has, always should .
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 3:14 pm
noted, thanks
 

GGmaSheila D. (132)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 7:18 pm
Did Depp actually say he'd buy it or did someone else say he did...Agree that the land isn't worth what the asking price is, but owner is looking to cash in on something the tirbes want. Again, Greed.
 

Lona Goudswaard (67)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 9:56 am
It is exactly as I feared; the current owner Jim Czywczynski is asking nearly $4 million for the land - which is assessed at roughly $14,000 and only is in it to make an bundle. He's raising deadline after deadline and I think the Oglala Sioux Tribe should not give in to this kind of extortion. There will never be an end to it, if they, or Johnny Depp, pay so much money for land that is rightfully theirs.
They should seek more favourable coverage in the media to show what a despicable man he is and to put pressure on him from all angles to sell at a normal price.
Where is our petition?
 

AniMae Chi (392)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 5:11 pm
Czywczynski does not rightfully own this land, the US govt stole it from First Nation People
the US govt should buy it back for the people.

What the heck has Johnny Depp got to do with it!!!
 
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