Sioux tribes push to protect sacred Black Hills site Pe' Sla
Thursday, 12 May 2016 10:58
A group of tribes pushing to place a site sacred to the Great Sioux Nation into a federal trust has come up against the state of South Dakota.
Kurt BlueDog, an attorney representing the tribes, says the move would guarantee that the place called Pe' Sla stays in the hands of Native American people for cultural and religious use.
The state is appealing a federal decision to take the land into trust, in part because of jurisdictional concerns.
To some Rosebud Sioux Tribe members, the state's opposition represents another affront from the government.
An 1868 treaty had set aside the Black Hills and other land for the Sioux, but Congress passed a law nine years later seizing the land after the discovery of gold in western South Dakota.
Rosebud Lawman Shot, Suspect Sought
Thursday, 12 May 2016 09:03
Authorities are searching for a man who allegedly shot and wounded a tribal police officer on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in southern South Dakota. FBI spokesman Kyle Loven says the incident happened about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. The circumstances haven't been released. The officer was being treated for his injuries and was listed in stable condition. His name wasn't immediately released. Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement identified the suspect as Linn Crossdog and said he was believed to be armed and dangerous. Loven said public safety is always a concern in such situations but that he did not believe there was a direct threat to the public.
Update as of May 12, 2016:
$1000.00 Reward for information leading to capture
Linn CrossDog is still-at-large. Tribal and Federal Warrants have been issued for his arrest. If you see or know the whereabouts of Crossdog please call the Rosebud Police Department at
(605)828-2282. The FBI is offering a Reward of $1000.00 for the information leading to the capture of Linn Crossdog. If you see Crossdog do not approaching call Law Enforcement. Crossdog is armed and dangerous.
CROSSDOG is a suspect in the shooting of a Rosebud Sioux Tribal Police Officer during the early morning hours of Wednesday May 11th. The Officer is stable and being treated for his injuries. If you see or know the location of CROSSDOG please call the Rosebud Police Department (605)856-2282