For sale: Wounded Knee

A landowner has given the Oglala Sioux Tribe to make an offer to buy a portion of the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark. James Czywczynski has said he would sell the land, which sits next to where about 150 of the 300 Lakota men, women and children killed by the 7th Cavalry in 1890 are buried, and another piece of land for no less than $4.9 million. Tribal members have said the asking price is much too high.

FILE - This Feb. 7, 2012 file photo shows a cross on a grave at the Wounded Knee National Historic landmark in South Dakota. Wednesday is the final day a landowner has given the Oglala Sioux Tribe to make an offer to buy a portion of the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark. James Czywczynski has said he would sell the land, which sits next to where about 150 of the 300 Lakota men, women and children killed by the 7th Cavalry in 1890 are buried, and another piece of land for no less than $4.9 million. Tribal members have said the asking price is much too high. (AP Photo/Rapid City Journal, File)
FILE - This Feb. 7, 2012 file photo shows a cross on a grave at the Wounded Knee National Historic landmark in South Dakota. Wednesday is the final day a landowner has given the Oglala Sioux Tribe to make an offer to buy a portion of the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark. James Czywczynski has said he would sell the land, which sits next to where about 150 of the 300 Lakota men, women and children killed by the 7th Cavalry in 1890 are buried, and another piece of land for no less than $4.9 million. Tribal members have said the asking price is much too high. (AP Photo/Rapid City Journal, File)
FILE - This Feb. 7, 2012 file photo shows a cross on a grave at the Wounded Knee National Historic landmark in South Dakota. Wednesday is the final day a landowner has given the Oglala Sioux Tribe to make an offer to buy a portion of the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark. James Czywczynski has said he would sell the land, which sits next to where about 150 of the 300 Lakota men, women and children killed by the 7th Cavalry in 1890 are buried, and another piece of land for no less than $4.9 million. Tribal members have said the asking price is much too high. (AP Photo/Rapid City Journal, File)
FILE - This undated file photo shows the historical marker commemorating the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890 on the road near the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wounded Knee, S.D. Wednesday is the final day a landowner has given the Oglala Sioux Tribe to make an offer to buy a portion of the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark. James Czywczynski has said he would sell the land, which sits next to where about 150 of the 300 Lakota men, women and children killed by the 7th Cavalry in 1890 are buried, and another piece of land for no less than $4.9 million. Tribal members have said the asking price is much too high. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - This undated file photo shows the historical marker commemorating the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890 on the road near the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wounded Knee, S.D. Wednesday is the final day a landowner has given the Oglala Sioux Tribe to make an offer to buy a portion of the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark. James Czywczynski has said he would sell the land, which sits next to where about 150 of the 300 Lakota men, women and children killed by the 7th Cavalry in 1890 are buried, and another piece of land for no less than $4.9 million. Tribal members have said the asking price is much too high. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - This undated file photo shows the historical marker commemorating the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890 on the road near the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wounded Knee, S.D. Wednesday is the final day a landowner has given the Oglala Sioux Tribe to make an offer to buy a portion of the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark. James Czywczynski has said he would sell the land, which sits next to where about 150 of the 300 Lakota men, women and children killed by the 7th Cavalry in 1890 are buried, and another piece of land for no less than $4.9 million. Tribal members have said the asking price is much too high. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - This undated file photo shows James Czywczynski, of Rapid City, S.D. Czywczynski is trying to sell a 40-acre fraction of the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark for $3.9 million to the Oglala Sioux Tribe. But leaders on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation say the asking price for a property appraised at less than $7,000 is just too much. The land sits adjacent to a gravesite where about 150 of the 300 Lakota men, women and children killed by the 7th Cavalry in 1890 are buried. (AP Photo/Rapid City Journal, Kristina Barker, File)
FILE - This undated file photo shows James Czywczynski, of Rapid City, S.D. Czywczynski is trying to sell a 40-acre fraction of the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark for $3.9 million to the Oglala Sioux Tribe. But leaders on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation say the asking price for a property appraised at less than $7,000 is just too much. The land sits adjacent to a gravesite where about 150 of the 300 Lakota men, women and children killed by the 7th Cavalry in 1890 are buried. (AP Photo/Rapid City Journal, Kristina Barker, File)
FILE - This undated file photo shows James Czywczynski, of Rapid City, S.D. Czywczynski is trying to sell a 40-acre fraction of the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark for $3.9 million to the Oglala Sioux Tribe. But leaders on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation say the asking price for a property appraised at less than $7,000 is just too much. The land sits adjacent to a gravesite where about 150 of the 300 Lakota men, women and children killed by the 7th Cavalry in 1890 are buried. (AP Photo/Rapid City Journal, Kristina Barker, File)
A woman holds a drawing of former American Indian Movement leader Russell Means Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 in Wounded Knee, S.D. Wednesday marked the 40th anniversary of the start of the 71-day occupation in the village of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Hundreds of AIM members and other supporters turned out for a day of ceremonies to commemorate the anniversary of the fatal standoff that drew national attention to the impoverished reservation and the plight of local tribes.. Means died in October at the age of 72 from throat cancer. (AP Photo/Kristi Eaton)
A woman holds a drawing of former American Indian Movement leader Russell Means Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 in Wounded Knee, S.D. Wednesday marked the 40th anniversary of the start of the 71-day occupation in the village of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Hundreds of AIM members and other supporters turned out for a day of ceremonies to commemorate the anniversary of the fatal standoff that drew national attention to the impoverished reservation and the plight of local tribes.. Means died in October at the age of 72 from throat cancer. (AP Photo/Kristi Eaton)
A woman holds a drawing of former American Indian Movement leader Russell Means Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 in Wounded Knee, S.D. Wednesday marked the 40th anniversary of the start of the 71-day occupation in the village of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Hundreds of AIM members and other supporters turned out for a day of ceremonies to commemorate the anniversary of the fatal standoff that drew national attention to the impoverished reservation and the plight of local tribes.. Means died in October at the age of 72 from throat cancer. (AP Photo/Kristi Eaton)
Members of the American Indian Movement stand near the Wounded Knee Massacre Monument, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 in Wounded Knee, S.D. Wednesday marked the 40th anniversary of the start of the 71-day occupation in the village of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Hundreds of AIM members and other supporters turned out for a day of ceremonies to commemorate the anniversary of the fatal standoff that drew national attention to the impoverished reservation and the plight of local tribes. (AP Photo/Kristi Eaton)
Members of the American Indian Movement stand near the Wounded Knee Massacre Monument, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 in Wounded Knee, S.D. Wednesday marked the 40th anniversary of the start of the 71-day occupation in the village of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Hundreds of AIM members and other supporters turned out for a day of ceremonies to commemorate the anniversary of the fatal standoff that drew national attention to the impoverished reservation and the plight of local tribes. (AP Photo/Kristi Eaton)
Members of the American Indian Movement stand near the Wounded Knee Massacre Monument, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 in Wounded Knee, S.D. Wednesday marked the 40th anniversary of the start of the 71-day occupation in the village of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Hundreds of AIM members and other supporters turned out for a day of ceremonies to commemorate the anniversary of the fatal standoff that drew national attention to the impoverished reservation and the plight of local tribes. (AP Photo/Kristi Eaton)
Members of the American Indian Movement walk to the Wounded Knee Massacre Monument Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 in Wounded Knee, S.D. Wednesday marked the 40th anniversary of the start of the 71-day occupation in the village of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Hundreds of AIM members and other supporters turned out for a day of ceremonies to commemorate the anniversary of the fatal standoff that drew national attention to the impoverished reservation and the plight of local tribes.. (AP Photo/Kristi Eaton)
Members of the American Indian Movement walk to the Wounded Knee Massacre Monument Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 in Wounded Knee, S.D. Wednesday marked the 40th anniversary of the start of the 71-day occupation in the village of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Hundreds of AIM members and other supporters turned out for a day of ceremonies to commemorate the anniversary of the fatal standoff that drew national attention to the impoverished reservation and the plight of local tribes.. (AP Photo/Kristi Eaton)
Members of the American Indian Movement walk to the Wounded Knee Massacre Monument Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 in Wounded Knee, S.D. Wednesday marked the 40th anniversary of the start of the 71-day occupation in the village of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Hundreds of AIM members and other supporters turned out for a day of ceremonies to commemorate the anniversary of the fatal standoff that drew national attention to the impoverished reservation and the plight of local tribes.. (AP Photo/Kristi Eaton)
This May 13, 2012, photo shows the Wounded Knee Cemetery in Wounded Knee, S.D. The site, located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, which is home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is where more than 250 Lakota men, women and children were killed by the 7th Cavalry in 1890. Some tribal members believe the area should be developed into a tourist attraction with a museum. Others, however, are adamantly opposed to development at the site, saying it would be disrespectful since it’s a mass gravesite. (AP Photo/Kristi Eaton)
This May 13, 2012, photo shows the Wounded Knee Cemetery in Wounded Knee, S.D. The site, located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, which is home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is where more than 250 Lakota men, women and children were killed by the 7th Cavalry in 1890. Some tribal members believe the area should be developed into a tourist attraction with a museum. Others, however, are adamantly opposed to development at the site, saying it would be disrespectful since it’s a mass gravesite. (AP Photo/Kristi Eaton)
This May 13, 2012, photo shows the Wounded Knee Cemetery in Wounded Knee, S.D. The site, located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, which is home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is where more than 250 Lakota men, women and children were killed by the 7th Cavalry in 1890. Some tribal members believe the area should be developed into a tourist attraction with a museum. Others, however, are adamantly opposed to development at the site, saying it would be disrespectful since it’s a mass gravesite. (AP Photo/Kristi Eaton)
In this May 13, 2012, photo people visit the site of the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre in Wounded Knee, S.D. The site, located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, which is home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is where more than 250 Lakota men, women and children were killed by the 7th Cavalry in 1890. Some tribal members believe the area should be developed into a tourist attraction with a museum. Others, however, are adamantly opposed to development at the site, saying it would be disrespectful since it’s a mass gravesite. (AP Photo/Kristi Eaton)
In this May 13, 2012, photo people visit the site of the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre in Wounded Knee, S.D. The site, located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, which is home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is where more than 250 Lakota men, women and children were killed by the 7th Cavalry in 1890. Some tribal members believe the area should be developed into a tourist attraction with a museum. Others, however, are adamantly opposed to development at the site, saying it would be disrespectful since it’s a mass gravesite. (AP Photo/Kristi Eaton)
In this May 13, 2012, photo people visit the site of the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre in Wounded Knee, S.D. The site, located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, which is home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is where more than 250 Lakota men, women and children were killed by the 7th Cavalry in 1890. Some tribal members believe the area should be developed into a tourist attraction with a museum. Others, however, are adamantly opposed to development at the site, saying it would be disrespectful since it’s a mass gravesite. (AP Photo/Kristi Eaton)

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