Archive for July, 2003

Brother of man found dead near Pine Ridge suing Nebraska

Wednesday, July 9th, 2003

Published July 9, 2003
BY BUTCH MABIN
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

A South Dakota man whose brother’s and cousin’s mutilated bodies were found in a ditch near Pine Ridge in 1999 is demanding Nebraska create a task force to investigate those deaths as well as some 50 other unsolved homicides at the Oglala Lakota reservation.

Thomas R. Poor Bear, in a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Omaha, also wants the state to better regulate liquor sales at the nearby village of Whiteclay, which his lawsuit likened to the infamous 19th century “whisky ranches.” (more…)