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Oglala Sioux Tribe president is asking for unmarked graves to be trust land

Rapid City Council members threw their support behind a proposal to move federal land to trust land.
President Bryan Brewer, Oglala Sioux Tribe, says there are 1,200 acres of land owned by the federal government by Sioux San Hospital.
He says the members of 16 tribes sick with tuberculosis were treated on that property when it was a sanitarium.Now, he says one parcel of land contains unmarked graves where the dead were buried.

Brewer says the tribes would like that land back to be able to create a memorial. "When our people died up here, we don't know how they were buried," said Brewer. "We don't know if there was a medicine man - I doubt it - if there was a preacher, we don't know. We don't know how they were buried. So we want to do it in a good way and bring our culture back."
Brewer also requested two other pieces of land where a school will be built. Rapid City Council members gave a unanimous resolution of support. Brewer says this matter will be taken to Governor Dennis Daugaard and to Congress.
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