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Lakotas to celebrate purchase of Pe' Sla Sept. 5, 2012

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At a press conference in Eagle Butte, South
Dakota on Saturday, Lakota leaders of the movement to secure the Lakota pilgrimage site Pe’
Sla for the Sioux Nation announced that the tribes will purchase the 2000 acres
of sacred land in the Black Hills. After several weeks of intense fundraising,
the nine tribes raised enough to make a deal with the current owners of Pe’ Sla,
Leonard and Margaret Reynolds—though details of the arrangement are still being
negotiated. The fundraising effort on the part of the Sioux tribes was begun by
Attorney Chase Iron Eyes, and the negotiations were carried out in part by
Cheyenne River Tribal Councilwoman Robin Lebeau. Both leaders spoke on Saturday.
Saturday’s action was organized by Last Real Indians and the Lakota People’s Law
Project, two organizations operating in South Dakota that support the return of

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Added: Sep-3-2012 Occurred On: Sep-3-2012
By: sobrelosolas
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Tags: South Dakota, Lakota, Pe’ Sla, Sioux Nation, Black Hills, tribes
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