Archive for September, 1999

Tensions raised by SD Indian killings

Friday, September 3rd, 1999

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS / LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL

PINE RIDGE, S.D. {AP} It’s been nearly three months since two Sioux men were found slain in a culvert near the Nebraska line, and many Indians doubt authorities even care whether they solve the crime.

In fact, some Indian activists say the apparent standstill in the investigation only confirms their suspicion that white Nebraska lawmen helped kill Wilson Black Elk Jr. and Ronald Hard Heart or helped cover up the crime to make it seem as if Indians were responsible. (more…)

9 arrested at Whiteclay protest contest authority over land

Wednesday, September 1st, 1999

Published Wednesday September 1, 1999
BY DAVID HENDEE
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER

Rushville, Neb. – Nine American Indian activists arrested earlier this summer during a standoff at a border village with state troopers are taking their fight to the courts.

Rather than enter pleas Tuesday in Sheridan County Court, the group – including noted activist Russell Means – filed papers challenging Nebraska’s jurisdiction in their misdemeanor criminal cases. (more…)