Archive for July, 1999

Whiteclay grocers plan to reopen store

Tuesday, July 13th, 1999

Published July 13, 1999
BY JOE DUGGAN and FRED KNAPP
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

Despite television reports stating otherwise, owners of a Whiteclay grocery store looted during a June 27 march said they plan to rebuild and reopen.

On the eve of Gov. Mike Johanns’ Whiteclay tour and meeting with Oglala Sioux tribal leaders on the Pine Ridge Reservation, Vic and Deanna Clarke Monday started cleaning the market that was vandalized and burned about two weeks ago. (more…)

“We need to keep the booze out…”

Tuesday, July 6th, 1999

Published Tuesday July 6, 1999
BY JODI RAVE
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

PINE RIDGE, S.D. — Within about 24 hours of reopening, beer store owners
in Whiteclay, near the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, shut
their doors again Monday afternoon. (more…)

Calls for peace, action dominate Indians’ rally

Sunday, July 4th, 1999

Published July 4, 1999
BY KEVIN O’HANLON
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WHITECLAY, Neb. — Calls for militant action mingled with prayer drums and pleas for peace Saturday as Indian activists gathered to protest alleged treaty violations, unsolved murders and alcohol sales.

After an early afternoon rally, several hundred members of the Oglala Sioux tribe of South Dakota and activists began a two-mile march from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation over the state line toward Whiteclay. (more…)

Nine protesters arrested for crossing police line

Sunday, July 4th, 1999

Published Sunday July 4, 1999
BY JOE DUGGAN
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

WHITECLAY — The sound of the police officer’s calm, amplified voice seemed
unreal against the scene of hundreds of Oglala Sioux Indian marchers
bearing down on a riot squad at the Nebraska state line. (more…)

AIM activist Means, eight others arrested in Nebraska

Sunday, July 4th, 1999

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS / LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL

WHITECLAY, Neb. {AP} Members of the Oglala Sioux tribe converged on this tiny town Saturday to protest alleged treaty violations, unsolved murders and alcohol sales, and nine people were arrested, including American Indian Movement activist Russell Means. (more…)

Nebraska village braces itself for repeat of Indian protest

Saturday, July 3rd, 1999

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS / LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL

WHITECLAY, Neb. {AP} The possibility of violence during the Fourth of July weekend hangs over this town, where Sioux from the Pine Ridge Reservation went on a rampage a week ago during a protest over alleged treaty violations, two unsolved murders and the sale of alcohol to Indians.

Indian activists planned another protest today, saying they would march two miles from the reservation in South Dakota over the state line into this village of 22 residents. They planned to set up tepees and occupy Whiteclay until state officials addressed their concerns. (more…)