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Oglala Sioux Tribe rounds up dogs after deadly attack on girl

Oglala Sioux Tribe Police Chief Ron Duke said wild dogs are a problem on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Photo from Department of Public Safety

The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota rounded up and killed a number of dogs following a fatal attack on an eight-year-old girl.

The girl was playing in the snow on Tuesday when she was killed. The FBI is investigating the incident, which is being blamed on lax policies on wild, stray and vicious dogs on the reservation.

"It's going to be dealt with, as soon as the new council takes office, that's going to be one of our priorities," Police Chief Ron Duke, who recently won a seat on the council, told KELO.

In 2006, the tribal council banned certain types of dogs after a five-year-old boy named Braedon was attacked and seriously wounded in 2003. Enforcement, however, has been spotty.

Just last week, a 40-year-old member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe of Wyoming died after she was attacked by dogs. Also last week, a 63-year-old member of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians in California was seriously wounded after being attacked by a pack of dogs.

Get the Story:
Update on fatal Pine Ridge dog-pack attack (KOTA 11/20)
Officials Vow To Crack Down On Stray Dog Problem In Pine Ridge (KELO 11/20)
Policing The Reservation (KELO 11/20)
Tribe rounds up and kills dogs after girl's death (AP 11/21)

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