TITLE

A new land grab

AUTHOR(S)
Zaffos, Joshua
PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
High Country News;8/31/2009, Vol. 41 Issue 15, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the conditions in the Great Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. Despite the vastness of the land, the two-thirds of the area is under a government grazing program mostly benefiting non- Native American Lakota, or Sioux, ranchers. It notes that most of the Natives are not aware of their right to claim property for homes, businesses, or just reclaim their culture. Instead, they are receive compensation from the grazing leases. Hundreds of thousands of properties have been claimed by some 19,000 members of the Oglala Sioux tribe, according to the Bureau of Indian Affairs report dating 2004. Further discussed are pasts actions to claim the land and conditions of its people.
ACCESSION #
44062405

 

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