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A Letter to the American Indian Movement and all Activist! By James Magaska Swan

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James Swan, leader of the United Urban Warrior Society (UUWS), based in Rapid City, S.D., is urging the American Indian Movement and other activists to stand with the UUWS against a deal at the Wounded Knee site based on greed. 'We will require the help and support of all. As you may or may not know Tim Giago (Publisher of Native Sun News), and his attorney Mario Gonzales, are soliciting funds from the public to donate $3.8 Million dollars so they can purchase 40-acres of sacred land from a Caucasian male. Swan told the writer who submitted this Quicklink that this land, owned by James Czywczynski, that the outlandish price is null and void. Under the Fort Laramie Treaty, the tract can only be sold for 'Fair Market Value,' which has been estimated at between $7,500 to $40,000.

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Samuel Vargo worked as a full-time reporter and editor for more than 20 years at a number of daily newspapers and business journals. He was also an adjunct English professor at colleges and universities in Ohio, West Virginia, Mississippi (more...)
 

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