I just read that film star Johnny Depp is considering purchasing the land that the battle of Wounded Knee occurred on in South Dakota and returning it as a gift to the Oglala Lakota Sioux. It is sacred ground to them and always has been.
A non-Native owns the land right now and reportedly wants to sell it for an obscene price because of its notoriety. That is sad.
Hats off to Mr. Depp if the report is true and he carries through with his intentions. Some Natives have criticized his portrayal as a Crow brave in his most recent film, but no one should criticize his heart for doing a noble thing.