Landowner to extend bidding for Wounded Knee massacre site

The non-Indian owner of the site of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre will continue to accept bids for another month, ABC News reports.

James Czywczynski initially set a May 1 deadline for the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota to buy the land. The tribe doesn't have the money so Czywczynski said he will keep his options open.

The site was appraised at just $7,000 but Czywczynski wants $3.9 million. He is seeking $1 million for an adjoining 40-acre site, also valued at $7,000.

"Am I taking advantage of the dead? No," Czywczynski told ABC News. "In '73 I was burned to the ground and left homeless. No compensation whatsoever—from the government or anybody else."

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