For Immediate Release
January 20, 2017
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
The Osage Nation Reacquires Lost Land
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party is pleased to learn that the Osage Nation has regained back 43,000 acres of sacred land. The Osage Nation reacquired the lost land from media mogul Ted Tuner for a reported $74 million.
Chief Standing Bear is focused on preserving the tribe’s history stating “I hear the voices of our ancestors right here,” and preserving a portion of the land for bison, hunting and fishing in the future.
Having owned nearly 1.5 million acres in the late 1800’s, the Osage Nation lands dwindled to 5 percent by 2014. The land will eventually be returned to reservation status, but the tribe can begin operating the land in any manner they wish once the federal process is complete.
The mission of the Oklahoma Democratic Party is to represent working people in Oklahoma and the best way to accomplish that is to elect Democrats to all areas of government. Oklahoma Democrats are progressive and sensible. We are optimistic about the future, and we are determined to see Oklahoma’s traditional values upheld. More information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party can be found at www.okdlive.wpengine.com or by calling (405) 427-3366.