Steve Emery, a lawyer for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, said the discussion about considering changes in federal law seem unwarranted.
"I wasn't aware there was a problem with how the compacts were negotiated," Emery
said."We have a great deal of respect for Governor Rounds."
And when tribes seek to buy land and put it in trust, they are just seeking to recover a tiny portion of the land they lost more than a century ago, Emery
said all of South Dakota used to belong to the Sioux tribes, and the parcels tribes have sought to buy and put into trust are tiny compared to what they have lost since the 1800s.
"The entire South Dakota tax base came from the tribes.All we want is to try and put a little something back together for the coming generation," Emery