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S.D. asks court to hold tribal members in contempt

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THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2003

The state of South Dakota is seeking to stop members of the Yankton Sioux Tribe from protesting at a burial site along the Missouri River.

The state wants a federal judge to hold Faith Spotted Eagle and Frank Sanchez in contempt for leading a protest Tuesday that halted construction at the site.

Tribal members say the state's workers are ignoring new finds of human remains and related items. A hearing is set in court on Friday to consider the latest round of arguments.

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Court asked to bar protests (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 5/15)

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