After five years, a 2,300 acre tract of tribal land known as Pe'Sla has been put into federal trust, KOTA reports. The land was purchased in 2012 for $9 million by the Shakopee Mdewankanton Sioux Community, Crow Creek, Rosebud and Standing Rock Sioux Tribes, and approved by the Pennington County Commission to be put into federal trust in 2015. According to Joe Buck, who will be helping restore the property, the goal is to now restore but also keep the land as natural as possible. Concerns were made over the construction of a casino, but Buck claims there are no plans to build a casino on the land.
Buck also says he wants to bring back herd of buffalo to the land.