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Depp seriously considering Wounded Knee purchase

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Will Johnny Depp buy Wounded Knee and give it to the Oglala Sioux Tribe?

For the past year, the future of the piece of land on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation where hundreds of women, children and elders were slaughtered by the U.S. military in 1890 has been in question.

Oglala Sioux Tribal President Bryan Brewer tells KSFY News the man who owns the land bought it for $1,000. Now he's trying to sell it to developers for millions.

When actor Johnny Depp heard about this, he told a London newspaper that he wanted to buy it.

The actor's proxy to the Oglala Sioux is the chairman of the Comanche Nation, of which Depp is an adopted member. They say Depp is planning a trip to South Dakota to see Wounded Knee for himself.

"Johnny Depp did - it was confirmed he did make that statement. And he's hoping to even be here this month. He's serious about it," said Brewer.

When Depp is coming has yet to be decided, but members of the Tribal government say it will be kept private. They don't want the presence of fans or media to sour a potential deal.

Stick with KSFY News for any updates as they become available.

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