Archive for June, 1999

Rally leader vows to return to Whiteclay

Monday, June 28th, 1999

Published June 28, 1999
BY JOE DUGGAN
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

WHITECLAY — The Ford sedan slows down and a Nebraska State Patrol officer with a shotgun slung on his back directs the vehicle to take a detour.

“I nearly got my passport out,” says world traveler Dorothy King of Macclesfield, England, “because we’re used to armed guards on borders.” In other countries, perhaps. But this is the Nebraska-South Dakota line in the heart of the United States.

But it’s also less than 24 hours after a “March for Justice” by members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, a march that ended in a violent police confrontation in the embattled border town of Whiteclay. (more…)

They marched for their dead brothers…

Sunday, June 27th, 1999

Published June 27, 1999
BY JOE DUGGAN
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

They marched for their dead brothers, their dead sons, their dead people.

About 2,000 Oglala Sioux people marched from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota to this Sheridan County border town, the center of anguish for those who’ve lost family members here.

For four hours, the emotional march progressed peacefully. Then, in one hour of white-hot anger, it disintegrated into looting, arson and a police standoff. (more…)