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Oglala Sioux running out of time to buy portion of Wounded Knee

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     The Oglala Sioux Tribe has just a few hours to agree on an asking price for a historic piece of land.

     The small patch of prairie sits in southwestern South Dakota.

     In 1890, 300 Native American men, women and children were killed by the 7th Cavalry in the final battle of the American Indian Wars.

     Tribal members say the man who owns a piece of the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark is trying to profit from their suffering.

     The land has been assessed for less than $14,000 dollars, but the seller is asking $4.9 million dollars for the land.

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