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July 11, 2013

Will Johnny Depp buy Wounded Knee?

Social media reacts to actor's intention to purchase Native American land.

Actor Johnny Depp attends The World Premiere of 'The Lone Ranger' at Disney California Adventure Park on June 22, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty)

Actor Johnny Depp raised eyebrows this week when he expressed interest in purchasing the site of a historic massacre of Native Americans and returning it to a local tribe.

In an interview with UK paper the Daily Mail, Depp said he intends to buy Wounded Knee, an area in the state of South Dakota where at least 300 unarmed Native Americans were killed by US soldiers in 1890.