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Johnny Depp wants to buy the site of Wounded Knee massacre and give it back to the Native Americans

Posted by Fredsvenn on December 8, 2014

Moneybags: Depp commands $20m per film and is thought to have a fortune of several hundred million dollars

Moneybags:

Depp commands $20m per film and is thought to have a fortune of several hundred million dollars

Johnny Depp has announced that he wants to buy Wounded Knee, a national historic landmark, and give it back to the Indian people. In an interview with the Mail On Sunday, the actor revealed that he is ready to spend millions in order to give the Native American people control of the land that was the site of a brutal 1890 massacre. ‘It’s very sacred ground and many atrocities were committed against the Sioux there,’ he said in the interview.

The $3.9 million price tag on the site of the Wounded Knee massacre is steep — but a fraction of Johnny Depp’s paycheck from The Lone Ranger.

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Investment: Johnny Depp researched Native American history for his role as Tonto, the Indian sidekick to the Lone Ranger, but that attention to detail hasn't helped in the box office as it is being deemed a flop

Investment:

Johnny Depp researched Native American history for his role as Tonto, the Indian sidekick to the Lone Ranger, but that attention to detail hasn’t helped in the box office as it is being deemed a flop

Heritage: Depp announced that he would like to buy the site of Wounded Knee, an 1890 massacre that left hundreds of Native Americans dead, and return it to them

Heritage:

Depp announced that he would like to buy the site of Wounded Knee, an 1890 massacre that left hundreds of Native Americans dead, and return it to them

Just before: This picture of the  Miniconjou Sioux band was taken near the site of the Wounded Knee massacre one month before the December 1890 massacre where hundreds of Indians were killed

Just before:

This picture of the Miniconjou Sioux band was taken near the site of the Wounded Knee massacre one month before the December 1890 massacre where hundreds of Indians were killed

Tragic: Chief Spotted Elk, (widely known by the somewhat derogatory nickname Big Foot) the leader of the Sioux, is seen here as he lay frozen in the ground after the fighting at Wounded Knee. The legendary leader died in that battle with American troops

Tragic:

Chief Spotted Elk, (widely known by the somewhat derogatory nickname Big Foot) the leader of the Sioux, is seen here as he lay frozen in the ground after the fighting at Wounded Knee. The legendary leader died in that battle with American troops

Commemoration: Wounded Knee is now a National Historic Landmark but Depp thinks it should belong to the Native Americans who once lived on the land

Commemoration:

Wounded Knee is now a National Historic Landmark but Depp thinks it should belong to the Native Americans who once lived on the land

Up for sale: The land is said to be for sale for $3.9million and Depp said he is going to do 'everything possible' to make it happen

Up for sale:

The land is said to be for sale for $3.9million and Depp said he is going to do ‘everything possible’ to make it happen

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