Oglala Sioux Tribe ponders option after suit against beer sellers and breweries dismissed

The Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, whose federal lawsuit against four Nebraska beer sellers and some of the nation’s biggest breweries was dismissed this week, may refile the lawsuit in state court, the tribe’s attorney told the Associated Press.  Tom White, an Omaha-based attorney for the tribe, said he’ll urge the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation’s council to continue with its lawsuit against the alcohol manufacturers and distributors, and four retailers in Whiteclay, Neb. The town of about a dozen residents on the dry reservation’s border sold the equivalent of 4.3 million 12-ounce cans of beer last year.