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Woman donates 200-acre Iowa farm to Rosebud Sioux Tribe

The flag of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Image from Wikimedia Commons

An Iowa woman who passed away last year donated her 200-acre farm to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.

Tribal members traveled to Waverly on Friday to accept and bless the site. The land was an unexpected gift from Ella Jean Ray, who was 88 years old when she died in December.

“It’s so far from where we are,” Adelita Guerue, the chief financial officer of the Tribal Land Enterprise, told The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. “But land is valuable to us no matter what.”

The tribe hasn't decided what to do with the land. For now it's being leased to Ray's neighbors.

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Native American tribe given ownership of farm in Waverly (The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier 5/10)

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