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Johnny Depp Wants To Buy The Site of Wounded Knee Massacre & Give It Back to Native Americans
UK Daily Mail ^ | 15:57 EST, 11 July 2013 | By Meghan Keneally

Posted on 07/11/2013 3:49:39 PM PDT by drewh

Johnny Depp has announced that he wants to buy Wounded Knee, a national historic landmark, and give it back to the Indian people. In an interview with the Mail On Sunday, the actor revealed that he is ready to spend millions in order to give the Native American people control of the land that was the site of a brutal 1890 massacre. ‘It’s very sacred ground and many atrocities were committed against the Sioux there,' he said in the interview.

'And in the 1970s there was a stand-off between the Feds (Federal government) and the people who should own that land. This historical land is so important to the Sioux culture and all I want to do is buy it and give it back. Why doesn’t the government do that?’

The area near Wounded Knee Creek on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota is the site where the last major battle of the American Indian Wars took place.

The fight began when the American troops tried to disarm the Lakota Indians, and when one elderly tribesman refused to hand over his weapon the troops began to attack. The exact number of casualties differs in various reports, but there were thought to be at least 150 members of the Lakota tribe- including men, women and children- who were killed.

The massacre has caused outrage from historians as at least 20 American soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor for their role in the bloodshed.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: americanindians; depp; hollywood; woundedknee
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1 posted on 07/11/2013 3:49:39 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh
Sorry, no matter how much promoting of the movie “TONTO (and friend)” will get more people to watch such a confusing dud.
2 posted on 07/11/2013 3:51:39 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: drewh

Well, Johnny, don’t talk to interviewers about it....just go do it.


3 posted on 07/11/2013 3:52:30 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: drewh

“Please don’t look at the dead bird on my head...”


4 posted on 07/11/2013 3:52:37 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: PATRIOT1876

I would like to buy Hollywood and give it back to the American people.


5 posted on 07/11/2013 3:53:47 PM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: drewh

Tonto is SUCH a kimosabi.

Brando tried this for 50 years and he ended up disliking Indians, lol.


6 posted on 07/11/2013 3:54:03 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Lets Roll NOW

Snicker... good one.


7 posted on 07/11/2013 3:54:40 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: miss marmelstein

kimosabi say much firewater needed for this transaction...


8 posted on 07/11/2013 3:56:04 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Let the negotiations begin. :{)


9 posted on 07/11/2013 3:56:16 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Lets Roll NOW
I will attempt to one up you....

I would like to buy Los Angeles...and give it back to the American people.

In the near future.....

I will have to change that to California........

10 posted on 07/11/2013 3:57:56 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: drewh

Well the Indians probably want to set up a casino, a cigarette store and a Mosque (suleased to the ROP)


11 posted on 07/11/2013 3:59:09 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: drewh

Can Indian Reservation land be expanded by simply acquiring more land?

It seems only fair that land purchased outside the current boundaries of a reservation should be legally treated the same as if I had purchased the land for myself.

An act of Congress should be required to transfer land rights from the United States to an Indian nation.


12 posted on 07/11/2013 4:00:03 PM PDT by Tai_Chung
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To: miss marmelstein

Brando’s standin Sasheen Littlefeather wasn’t even an Indian. Imposter.

Iron Eyes Cody, however, was an Indian because he thought himself one.

And most real Indians in America have Smith or Jones kind of names.


13 posted on 07/11/2013 4:01:04 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: PATRIOT1876

And what about that bizarre Tonto head dress? What was up with that?


14 posted on 07/11/2013 4:01:37 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (Mr. President, can you hear a special prosecutor now?)
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To: Lets Roll NOW

LOL.

Excellent!


15 posted on 07/11/2013 4:01:38 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: drewh

Boy, this is really wearing me down. I guess I’ll just subscribe to the UK Daily Mail for all the latest news about the USA.


16 posted on 07/11/2013 4:01:44 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: shalom aleichem

nothing like another tourist trap museum/theme casino


17 posted on 07/11/2013 4:02:55 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

It’s your money dude but Uncle buys... steals... confiscates... but never sells.

LLS


18 posted on 07/11/2013 4:03:47 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: drewh

Empty words.

If he meant them he would have done so without announcing it to the world. Typical liberal, it is the intentions that are important, not the results.


19 posted on 07/11/2013 4:06:27 PM PDT by CIB-173RDABN
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20 posted on 07/11/2013 4:10:03 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: drewh

*shrug* His money, his business.


21 posted on 07/11/2013 4:10:51 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: CIB-173RDABN

Guess he feels guilty about the movie.


22 posted on 07/11/2013 4:11:26 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Rennes Templar
And what about that bizarre Tonto head dress?

The costumer on the project spent a lot of time on the Big White Way?

23 posted on 07/11/2013 4:12:00 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: drewh

Johnny should go look at the houses on the reservations. Did you see that video about the guy who rented out his home for Section 8 housing? Think of that on a grand scale.


24 posted on 07/11/2013 4:14:08 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: drewh

“And this in no way is me trying to compensate for butchering what was a brave Indian warrior character.”


25 posted on 07/11/2013 4:14:17 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: drewh

Peter Minuit, the Dutch leader in 1624 bought the Island of Manhattan for $24 (in trinkets and beads) from the American Indians in fear that they might attack the settlers there.

How about giving Manhattan back to the Indians, too, Johnny.


26 posted on 07/11/2013 4:16:18 PM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: Lets Roll NOW
I would like to buy Hollywood and give it back to the American people.

Not much in Hollywierd worth buying.

27 posted on 07/11/2013 4:17:59 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Rennes Templar

He was a Crow. They wore stuffed crows on their heads.
They were the only tribe brave enough to challenge a Nowipee tribesman in hand-to-hand combat,
due to their overpowering odor.


28 posted on 07/11/2013 4:18:04 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: CIB-173RDABN

true, he’s probably trying to drum up publicity for his failing movie


29 posted on 07/11/2013 4:18:19 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Johnny should just move to Pine Ridge on the res for a year.

That would change his mind about the Oglalla Tribe forever.

95% unemployment, 90% alcoholism. BY CHOICE.


30 posted on 07/11/2013 4:20:10 PM PDT by datura (When Democracy Fails, Vote From the Rooftops.)
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To: drewh

Yea, well, what’s he done for pirates lately?


31 posted on 07/11/2013 4:21:37 PM PDT by DManA
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To: tumblindice

They even drank Old Crow.


32 posted on 07/11/2013 4:22:22 PM PDT by DManA
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To: drewh

We had a wood products plant in Rapid City. We received a contract for 50 wood doors to deliver to the Pine Ridge Rez. Six months later, we got another government contract to deliver another 50 wood doors. All the doors in the prior order had totally been destroyed......kicked in, broken from the hinges, used for firewood. Total waste of our tax dollars, but good business for us. Sad.


33 posted on 07/11/2013 4:28:20 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: tumblindice

I used to know a pimp who was part of the Slappaho tribe.


34 posted on 07/11/2013 4:31:28 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: drewh

If it’s for sale, then more power to him.


35 posted on 07/11/2013 4:31:58 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: drewh
Someone call Dizzy Miss Lizzie:


36 posted on 07/11/2013 4:38:24 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: SIDENET; tumblindice

I knew a Jewish Indian.

He was a Schmohawk.


37 posted on 07/11/2013 4:41:54 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: drewh

Is the land up for sale, or can only he bid for it?

Weren’t the Sioux sometime cannibals? A lot of tribes were for one ceremonial reason or another.

Oh, well. Go Cleveland!


38 posted on 07/11/2013 4:47:28 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Rennes Templar
And what about that bizarre Tonto head dress? What was up with that?

It's a rip-off of an old legend about an indian called "Crow-Head". Something to make Tonto "edgier", I guess.

39 posted on 07/11/2013 4:51:08 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: drewh

Why? So they’ll have more land to do nothing with?


40 posted on 07/11/2013 4:56:48 PM PDT by EricT. (This post has been recorded and cataloged for your security.)
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To: drewh; carriage_hill
The fight began when the American troops tried to disarm the Lakota Indians, and when one elderly tribesman refused to hand over his weapon the troops began to attack.

The consequence of government disarming its citizens.

41 posted on 07/11/2013 4:58:17 PM PDT by lightman (Prosecute the heresies; pity the heretics.)
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To: drewh
The Indians will be no further along in life 50, 100, 200 years from now if they don't get their sh*t together.

Keep your language and cultural traditions if they're important to you, but get the hell off of the boondocks reservations, take advantage of your free college tuition and tax-free status and become SUCCESSFUL with money in your pocket.

42 posted on 07/11/2013 4:59:09 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: drewh

It’s such a sacred place there’s a gravel road past two or three crudely hand-painted signs where (usually drunken) Indians often go to dump trash and dead pets. Take BIA 27 North through Scenic into the I90 Badlands Loop some summer afternoon between 5:00 and 7:00 PM, if you want to see what socialism does to an entire people over the course of a century.


43 posted on 07/11/2013 5:11:24 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Separated by a common language.)
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To: lightman; drewh; carriage_hill
The fight began when the American troops tried to disarm the Lakota Indians, and when one elderly tribesman refused to hand over his weapon the troops began to attack.

At Wounded Knee in 1890, the U.S. government killed an estimated 150 native Americans -- men, women and children.

That is the largest fatality count that the U.S. government has ever inflicted upon its citizens.

Second rank goes to the Branch Davidian massacre outside of Waco, TX, in 1993, when the U.S. government killed 76 native Americans -- men, women and children.

44 posted on 07/11/2013 5:15:16 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: drewh

Fine, maybe they’ll go see your crappy movie - lolz


45 posted on 07/11/2013 5:23:44 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: ErnBatavia

Not a bad Idea but what will the Indians do with it? Make it a park? A Casino? a monument? or Museum dedicated to the Indian Wars? (Last isn’t bad if they are fare and don’t get into race bating).


46 posted on 07/11/2013 5:24:02 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I believe it’s “Lie-A-Watha”...


47 posted on 07/11/2013 5:25:49 PM PDT by Zarro (Find and support the Truth in Media Project)
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To: DManA

And they were bad about crowing over their sexyouall conquests and marathon firewater drinking sessions.


48 posted on 07/11/2013 5:26:38 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: drewh

Now THERE’s a serious case of white guilt!

Note to Johnny: Keep your money in your pocket. You can’t BUY a relieved conscience from being a creep.


49 posted on 07/11/2013 5:35:06 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: SIDENET

Were they black?


50 posted on 07/11/2013 5:38:20 PM PDT by Tucker39
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