Neither the family nor the auction company has given a reason for the change, but one can offer a guess. Perhaps it was the thousands of tweets, the scores of news stories, and the hundreds of thousands of dollars raised in an unprecedented fundraising campaign to buy the land back for the tribes by LastRealIndians.com.
— Lise Balk King, on the cancellation of the auction of Pe’Sla. The 1,940 acres in South Dakota’s Black Hills that are sacred to the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation). The Reynolds family, who acquired the land when the US broke a treaty in 1876-7 (when gold was found there), has decided to sell the land privately. “Sale of the Sacred: How Pe’ Sla May Test Uncharted Waters of UNDRIP,” Indian Country Today.