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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe seeks own casino
The Daily Republic,
Monday, August 22, 2011 at 12:49:11 PM
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe wants in on the action.
It's the only one of nine tribes in South Dakota without casino gambling--but tribal officials are betting they can change that.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard attended a Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Council meeting recently and heard from tribal officials of their desire to add casino gambling, according to Councilwoman Sharon Lee.
The tribe wants to add slot machines in an expansion at the Cheyenne River Motel in Eagle Butte in north-central South Dakota, Lee said, and build a casino on trust land by Pierre or Fort Pierre, which has been in trust for the tribe since 1934.
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