For sale: Wounded Knee

Associated Press
This May 13, 2012, photo shows the Wounded Knee Cemetery in Wounded Knee, S.D. The site, located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, which is home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is where more than 250 Lakota men, women and children were killed by the 7th Cavalry in 1890. Some tribal members believe the area should be developed into a tourist attraction with a museum. Others, however, are adamantly opposed to development at the site, saying it would be disrespectful since it’s a mass gravesite. (AP Photo/Kristi Eaton)

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A landowner has given the Oglala Sioux Tribe to make an offer to buy a portion of the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark. James Czywczynski has said he would sell the land, which sits next to where about 150 of the 300 Lakota men, women and children killed by the 7th Cavalry in 1890 are buried, and another piece of land for no less than $4.9 million. Tribal members have said the asking price is much too high.

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