Wounded Knee Massacre act passes U.S. House

(Washington, D.C.)  --  A bill that would preserve the site where hundreds of Lakota Indians were massacred over 130 years ago is advancing in Congress.  

The Wounded Knee Massacre Memorial and Sacred Site Act cleared the U.S. House on Wednesday.  

The bill was introduced by U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson of South Dakota, who worked closely with the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe to develop it.  

The U.S. Senate is considering a companion bill.