'The last few years have been a bit bumpy': Johnny Depp on life after Vanessa Paradis--and cheating death on his new movie
By Martyn Palmer
The site, the scene of an 1890 massacre, is up for sale for $3.9 million. Local Native Americans say they cannot afford to buy it. Depp is outraged.
‘It’s very sacred ground and many atrocities were committed against the Sioux there. And in the 1970s there was a stand-off between the Feds (Federal government) and the people who should own that land. This historical land is so important to the Sioux culture and all I want to do is buy it and give it back. Why doesn’t the government do that?’’
Is he really prepared to pay for the land?
‘I am doing my best to make that happen. It’s land they were pushed on to and then they were massacred there. It really saddens me.’
Explosive White Clay, Walking out on Nebraska’s Gov. & Johnny Depp buying Wounded Knee --Oglala President Bryan Brewer
[BREWER] Yes! Johnny Depp, I’ve been put in contact with his representatives and we had a talk. They expressed to me that he’s interested in potentially securing Wounded Knee for us and all I can say is that I would love for Johnny Depp to come out, the Lakota Nation would welcome him for a sit-down to see that our name “Lakota” truly means Allies or Friends.
Johnny Depp wants to buy the site of Wounded Knee massacre and give it back to the Native Americans
By Meghan Keneally
The money is no matter to Depp, however, as he plans to make the move for Wounded Knee using his own personal savings.
Depp's standard salary is said to be around $20million per picture, and his total net worth is in the $200million to $300million range.
With that deep of a bank account, Wounded Knee's asking price of $3.9million should not cause a second glance.
Johnny Depp 'Tonto' Racist? 'Lone Ranger' Actor Spending Millions On Wounded Knee Massacre Site to Give Back to Native Americans (PHOTOS)
By Julia Lynn Rubin
However, it appears as though Depp wants to reverse this idea, or at the very least, try to do something positive for the Native American community. "It's very sacred ground and many atrocities were committed against the Sioux there," he said of Wounded Knee in a recent interview with Mail On Sunday.
For more on Johnny Depp and Tonto, see Why The Lone Ranger Flopped and Ranger too Racist to Reboot.