Opinion

Editorial: Rosebud Sioux Tribe moves to preserve sacred site





"The Rosebud Sioux Tribe moved a step closer to purchasing land in the Black Hills — called Pe’ Sla — that is considered sacred to its members.

A spokesman last week said the tribe had been able to put down an earnest payment on some or all of the 1,940 acres of the parcel known as Reynolds Prairie. The payment at least allows Rosebud officials to be at the table and to negotiate with the current owners of the land, Leonard and Margaret Reynolds of Hill City.

The property originally had been scheduled for auction in late August, but the event was canceled. While the status of the land sale still is unsure, the tribe seems to be making headway in working out a deal with the owners."

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Editorial: Tribe gains ground on Pe' Sla [second item] (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 9/10)

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