Kevin Costner is Considering Building a Casino on Sacred Native American Land as a Way to Pay trTribute to the People Who Helped Him Become Famous.
Dances with Wolves, a three-hour epic about ex-Union Army lieutenant John Dunbar who “goes native” among the Lakota Sioux of South Dakota, was directed and starred in by Kevin Costner in 1990. The film swept the Academy Awards, with Costner winning Best Picture and Best Director for his work on it. It also resulted in him becoming a rich(er) man.
Keeping this in mind, you might be wondering whether or not he gave anything back to the American Indians who assisted him in making his film a hit. By acquiring land in Dakota’s the Black Hills that is sacred to them and intend to develop it into a 320-room luxury hotel-casino complex. Last but not least, he desired to name the building The Dunbar as a final ironic flourish. Fortunately, the casino did not materialize as planned.