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Hemp growers, buyer sue

Posted on September 10, 2000

The growers of thousands of hemp plants seized August 24 and a Delaware company that had contracted to buy the plants have filed federal lawsuits in Rapid City to bar the destruction of the plants. Nearly 4,000 plants were taken by federal authorities from two plots on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Activists Denounce DEA Plan to Ban Hemp Foods, Federal Raid on Pine Ridge Reservation

Posted on September 4, 2000

Andy Kerr and Jeff Gain, board members of the North American Industrial Hemp Council, as well as Joe American Horse will be available afterward to answer questions.

Feds Destroy Hemp Field of Hope

Posted on August 30, 2000

The contradictory nature of the drug war came home to Pine Ridge August 24 as federal agents cut down and seized the one-acre field of hemp plants growing at Alex White Plume’s home near Manderson, South Dakota.

Federal Agents Seize Hemp Plants

Posted on August 26, 2000

Federal agents seized at least 2,000 marijuana plants Thursday from land on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, U.S. Attorney Ted McBride said Friday. But the landowner, Alex White Plume, called them industrial-grade hemp plants and said the Oglala Sioux Tribe allowed him to grow the crop. He said agents from the FBI and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration removed 4,000 hemp plants, some as tall as 15 feet, that he had planted in April.

Feds seize 2,000 hemp plants

Posted on August 25, 2000

Federal agents seized at least 2,000 marijuana plants Thursday from land on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southern South Dakota, U.S. Attorney Ted McBride said Friday.

Marijuana crops raided

Posted on August 25, 2000

Federal agents seized thousands of marijuana plants growing at two industrial-hemp test plots on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation early Thursday morning. No arrests were made, but grand-jury indictments are expected. For 1,000 or more plants, punishment upon conviction is 10 years to life in prison.

Oglala Sioux Tribe to Plant Industrial Hemp Crops

Posted on April 28, 2000

On Saturday April 29, 2000, the 132nd anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of 1868, members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe will plant industrial hemp at various locations on the Reservation.

Joe American Horse speaks

Posted on April 25, 2000

On Friday, April 14, Joe American Horse announced on KILI Radio that to be sovereign the tribe must act sovereign, so accordingly, he will plant industrial hemp seeds on April 29, 2000 to advance the authority of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in the matter of jurisdiction over tribal lands.