Posts Tagged ‘1999 marches’

Timeline of events at Whiteclay

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Published Saturday March 7, 2009
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

1998 — Activists ask the Nebraska Liquor Commission to shut down four liquor stores in Whiteclay, saying the stores exploit American Indians who live on the nearby Pine Ridge reservation. (more…)

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Thursday, January 1st, 2009

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One man’s fight against alcohol dealers

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Published December 14, 2008
BY NANCY KELSEY
REZNET (www.reznetnews.org)

LINCOLN, Neb. — Just south of Pine Ridge, S.D., is a place that Frank LaMere calls Nebraska’s “dirty little secret.” (more…)

Marchers again protest White Clay alcohol sales

Wednesday, June 15th, 2005

Published June 15, 2005
By JOSHUA R. RUSSO
THE CHADRON RECORD

Tom Poor Bear, one of the Lakota speakers Saturday at an annual march from Pine Ridge, S.D. to White Clay, Nebraska to protest alcohol sales in the tiny village, told the crowd of about 300 demonstrators how he was greeted in White Clay at the first march six years ago.

Poor Bear spoke about snipers on the rooftops, trained attack dogs and tear gas. “The only weapon we had marching in here was wisdom, the wisdom of our elders, strength, the strength of our women and our future, the future of our children,” said Poor Bear. “We were not the criminals that day, we were the heroes.” (more…)

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…)

Walk to Whiteclay: 300 people gather for memorial march

Sunday, June 10th, 2001

Published June 10, 2001
BY JODI RAVE LEE
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

Whiteclay, Neb. – A red bandanna held Roy Johnson Helper’s long, straight, black hair in place Saturday as he walked with hundreds of Native marchers along a 2-mile stretch between the villages of Whiteclay and Pine Ridge, S.D.

This wasn’t the dark, weathered-faced man’s first trip to Whiteclay, but it was one that evoked hurt, pain and troubled emotions. It had been a week, he said, since he had had a drink, and on this day he was marching for a friend, one whose life ended near Whiteclay two years ago. (more…)

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…)

American Indian tribe are marching on the prairies again

Wednesday, August 11th, 1999

Published August 11, 1999
BY ED VULLIAMY
DAWN/OBSERVER NEWS SERVICE

WHITECLAY (Nebraska, US):  It is the “Moon of the Drying Grass”, time of the Sun Dance, but the season is unquiet – the Oglala Sioux are marching on the prairies again.

This time the face of their legendary chief, Crazy Horse, looks out from a flag in the wind, carried through the heat by a man called Wolf wearing the black paramilitary beret of the American Indian Movement, back in action on the Pine Ridge reservation for the first time since the famous Wounded Knee occupation of 1973. (more…)

Indian activists hold Whiteclay for two hours

Monday, August 9th, 1999

Published Monday August 9, 1999
BY PAUL HAMMEL AND JEFF BUNDY
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITERS

Whiteclay, Neb. – After taking over this tiny village on the border of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for two hours Sunday, Indian activists left, pledging instead to halt traffic from the reservation into Whiteclay and to use legal means to end alcohol sales. (more…)