In 1980, the U.S. Supreme Court
said the Sioux Nation was entitled to $146 million for the theft of the Black Hills.
But the Sioux people have refused to accept the money. Since then, the trust account has grown to $863 million and could even be over $1 billion.
Some tribal members want a share of that money. A non-Indian attorney is leading an effort to gain support for a payout.
But tribal leaders and activists want the land returned to them. They have resisted attempts by Congress to distribute the money.
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Sioux urged to take Hills payment
(The Rapid City Journal 5/4)
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