Land Dispute In South Dakota

Eric Whitney of High Plains News Service reports on a land dispute outside of Pierre, South Dakota. Last year, about two dozen protestors, mostly Native Americans, took over a small island park in the Missouri river and have so far refused to leave. At issue is an obscure law passed in the final hours of the last Congress that gives nearly one hundred thousand acres of some of South Dakota's valuable recreational land to the state government. Two Sioux tribes get less than half of the land, but many Sioux think all the land should be returned to the tribes.



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