|Catalog number||FMNH PR 2081|
|Age||67–65.5 million years|
|Place discovered||Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, South Dakota|
|Date discovered||August 12, 1990|
|Discovered by||Susan Hendrickson|
Sue was discovered in the summer of 1990 by Sue Hendrickson, a paleontologist, and was named after her. She contacted the Black Hills Institute, whose staff retrieved and prepared the bones.
First, ownership disputes were settled in court. There was a long dispute between the owners of the land, the Sioux tribe, the United States Department of the Interior, and the Black Hills Institute, whose staff had done the work.