Yeah and because all Indians are is something John Wayne and Bugs Bunny killed off, or a mascot for their fun and games to the dominant society.
Hell imagine if in a small southern town 18 Blacks were killed in hate crimes and the local cops threw their arms up in surrender and said they can't figure it out. The state cops did the same and the Feds hell they assign one guy. Please it would be, rightfully so, a national media feeding frenzy and America would be outraged.
White Clay, NE is where these things actually happened to Lakota's and nobody noticed until Tom Poor Bear, Floyd Hand, and Dale Looks Twice organized weekly AIM marches into the putrid town. Then what got attention was "militants" and "domestic terrorists" terrorizing this little town.
Thats how Janklow gets away with it. Hell when 24% of Indian women were sterilized in the mid 1970's did America even notice or care. Hell No!
This guy wins votes and is a guest on conservative talk shows for his economic expertise for making Sioux Falls a financial credit card company hub. He grins knowing all the time he got away with raping and ruining a young girls life-and probably had something to do with her very mysterious and unsolved murder in the late 1970's.