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Omaha Tribe of Nebraska Press Release to Protect BloodRun

Omaha Tribe of Nebraska Press Release to Protect BloodRun

OMAHA TRIBE OF NEBRASKA STATEMENT RE: South Dakota Bill 186 Blood Run/Good Earth State Park On behalf of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, we ask to seek public support in our effort to protect and preserve a sacred site called Blood Run that exists within our ancestral land and present day South Dakota and Iowa. You may be aware that South Dakota State Governor Daugaard introduced a SB 186 to designate the 600-acre Blood Run nature area as South Dakotas 13th State Park and has issued press releases to this effect. The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska supports this area becoming a state park, however there are confirmed burial sites and other sacred objects present that garner our protection and preservation. The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska recognizes that the site called Blood Run was once inhabited by the Umonhon people and the cultural and historical contributions of mound builders and other tribal nations are prominent at this site. It is imperative that we acknowledge our relative tribes and their contributions...

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