Following up on our earlier article on the Reynolds Prairie, called by the Lakota Pe’ Sla, “peace at the bare spot,” the family selling the land and the tribes have come to an agreement. As reported by the Indian Country Today Media Network, a coalition of Lakota tribes put together an offer of $9 million for the land, which the owners accepted. They put down a 10% deposit, and the tribes now have until November 30 to complete the transaction.
This step of restoring their land is a huge one for the tribal nation, long-suffering under prejudice, racism, and even massacres. It brings a small bit of their legacy back, and is a step on the path to healing the scars left by the inhumanity of the past.