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$650,000 settlement in lawsuit based on 1868 treaty

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Published Monday January 11, 2010
BY CHET BROKAW
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A settlement in a lawsuit will require the federal government to pay $650,000 in damages to an Oglala Sioux woman who was sexually assaulted by a U.S. Army recruiter, the woman’s lawyer said Thursday.

The settlement leaves intact a federal judge’s ruling that an 1868 treaty with the Sioux required the government to pay damages for pain and suffering to Lavetta Elk, said attorney Adam Horowitz of Miami. (more…)