Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Rosebud Sioux Tribe to get Iowa farm; Jeb will skip Iowa straw poll

So, why haven’t the residents of Wanblee petitioned to become part of Oglala Lakota County?

“That was our sacred land to begin with.”

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Sicangu Oyate Lakota) will receive title to 200 acres of Iowa farm ground after 88-year-old Ella Jean Ray passed away this winter.
Larry Stumme was Ray’s attorney. He had known her for 30 years. “She wanted to give back,” Stumme said. “She said ‘We took it from them.’" With Cherokee in her bloodline, Ray had an enduring interest in Native Americans and was deeply troubled by the way the U.S. government treated them throughout history, Stumme said. Under tribal law, the Tribal Land Enterprise cannot sell any land it obtains. [Native American tribe given ownership of farm in Waverly]
In other Iowa news, the GOP presidential frontrunner will skip the state's meaningless, if not ridiculous, Straw Poll: Des Moines Register.

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