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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 9:52 am 
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Nor should the People of Dakotah Oyate be paying taxes for ANY reason to ANY foreign government... including the united states government.

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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 12:57 pm 
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Nor should the People of Dakotah Oyate be paying taxes for ANY reason to ANY foreign government... including the united states government.



Those who agree with that can only come to the conclusion that the Federal Government is stealing from Native Americans.


I believe that every law maker of the USA who is not trying to correct this injustice, is guilty of theft.

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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 12:25 am 
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Upon suffering beyond suffering; the Red Nation shall rise again and it shall be a blessing for a sick world. A world filled with broken promises, selfishness and separations. A world longing for light again. I see a time of seven generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the sacred Tree of Life and the whole Earth will become one circle again. In that day there will be those among the Lakota who will carry knowledge and understanding of unity among all living things, and the young white ones will come to those of my people and ask for this wisdom. I salute the light within your eyes where the whole universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am that place within me, we shall be as one."

~ Tasunka Witko - Crazy Horse ~


Seems like a lot of people want change right now. In Holland people are waking up, and are realizing that their governments brake promises. Taxes now a days, are outragous.They are taking more and more money from the people.We are realising that our behaviour is cousing the planet a lot of trouble. And that we are destroying the world, we want to leave behind to our children. And that the so called freedom, we have in europe,is not freedom at all.

And that it is a worldwide problem. There symply will be no change, if the whole world doesn't change. Kapitalism is an evil thing that is for sure. I really hope that every humanbeing on this planet will wake up soon, and realise that we should not fight each other,that we have to learn how to share, so that little children won't have to starf to death,that we have to learn how to work toghether, and with our planet, instead of against it.

two cardinals,talking to each other: will you keep the people stupid? Then I'll keep them poor. This really happened, no joke!!! Says it all, doesn't it.

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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 8:56 am 
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Chapter X
The Final Days

"As the newly promoted General Sibley and his officers examined the evidence against the many Dakota Indians who surrendered in late 1862, the final chapter of the war took shape on the plains northwest of Camp Release. Perhaps as many as 250 Mdewakanton men had fled Sibley's army in late September, joining the bands of Sioux who lived on the plains. Among the latter were Sissetons and Wahpetons, most of whom had not participated in the fighting in the Minnesota River valley, and large numbers of Yanktons, Yanktonais, and Tetons. While the Tetons made their home in the Missouri River and to the west, the Yanktons and Yantonais frequently resided at Devils Lake, an oasis of sorts inthe middle of the vast northern plais. By early november, Sissetons, Wahpetons, and few Mdewakanons turned to the lake for refuge, making it the focal point of Dakota activity in the west.
Little Crow, as spokesman for the Mdewakantons, sought to mold the Sioux bands into an alliance that would resist the whites. The plan came to naught because the Yanktons quickly rejected such a coalition, and the leaders of the Sissetons and Wahptons held the Mdewakantons responsible for starting a war that they wished had never happened. By springtime as it became evident that General Sibley would launch a campaign against the Sioux, all remaining thoughts of an alliance among the western tribes faded. Little Crow reacted to this failure by deciding to return to Minnesota in June with hs son, Wowinape, and a few others. He was fatally shot by a white famer on July 3, 1863 near Hutchinson. His son survived the attack and left a narrative of the chief's last weeks. By the time of Little Crow's death, the Mdewakantons who had followed him to the plains had scattered.
As the Sioux on the plains debated the war issue, Sibley made plans to invade the stronghold around Devils Lake. Being aware of the need for accurate information regarding the whereabouts of the Indians and fearing that the warring faction would mount raids during the winter, he decided for form a scout camp and recruited Dakota mixed-bloods and full-bloods. The scouts, dominated by the Renvilles and the mission Indians, played important roles in protecting the whites living on the frontier, the summer campaign into Dakota Territory, and the eventual surrender of most of the Indian participants in the war. The scouts also carried messages between the plains Sioux and Sibley’s camp. Nevertheless, they were not successful in preventing a clash between Sibley’s army and the Indians at Big Mound, about forty miles east of the present-day Bismarck, on July 24, 1863. The skirmish, known as the Battle of Big Mound, began when a Sisseton warrior shot Dr. Josiah S. Weiser, an army surgeon, during an impromptu negotiation. The army pursued the Sioux westward to the Missouri, fighting at Dead Buffalo Lake on July 26, and Stony Lake on July 28. More than a hundred Indians were killed and a quantity of food, utensils, and other goods destroyed, By fall, the Dakota War came to a close.
The narratives that have survived from this period recount the organization of the scout camps, the negotiations that occurred on the plains, and Sibley’s expedition into Sioux lands during the summer of 1863. They show once again the divisiveness that existed among the various Dakota groups over the issues of war, negotiations with the whites, and peace.”
Narrative 1
FRANK JETTY’S REMINISCENCES
Frank Jetty was born in the vicinity of the Yellow Medicine Agency in about 1858.
“ When the Indian warriors saw the soldiers arrive (near Camp Release in September 1862), they fled in this direction (Devil’s Lake). My mother too, fled here with my sister Josephone and myself, we were the halfbreeds of the band. For fear of being killed, the peaceful Indians fled along with the rest. This happened in 1862, That year my mother spent the winter on the Lake shore (devils Lakes). My mother showed me the place where she stayed. It is right here behind your heating building. (St. Michael, ND) There was a thick woods along the shore, where my mother went fishing with her cousin, White-Dog….
The next spring we left for the prairies between here (St. Michael, ND) and Bismarck. In June the government sent Scouts to find out where the Indians were. When the Indians saw the regiment coming, they thought the soldiers were coming to fight. But this was not the reason. They wanted to bring back the Sioux to yellow Medicine, MN, from whence they had come.
The Indians fled again, and the soldiers followed with the intention of overtaking them at the Missouri River. When the Indians arrived between Mandan and Bismarck, ND, below the hills of the river shore, they camped. Sibbly {sic}and his soldiers watched them four miles from the encampment to encircle them the next morning. When the Indians perceived (sic) that they were discovered, they started to improvise boats with small tress on which they tied buffalo hides. All during the night the Indian swimmers guided these boats across the river with ropes held between their teeth. Thus, all who could not swim and the women, children and belongings were carried across. Only a poor old squaw who had died during the night remained behind. The Indians had prepared her well. The next morning, the soldiers found her sitting, waiting for them. When the soldiers was (saw) they were tricked, they returned…”

Excerpted from THROUGH DAKOTA EYES, Narrative Accounts of the Minnesota Indian War of 1862. Edited by Gary Clayton Anderson/Alan R. Woolworth

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 Post subject: Re: A state of war between Crow Creek Dakotah Oyate and the US
PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 9:27 am 
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Once again the vaunted united states army was outdone but a little old dakotah lady and the People. The lifeways and culture of Dakotah Oyate i will never relenquish, nor will i allow them to be trampled upon or be desecrated by those who prostitute Dakotah Culture to wasichu in return for money. I am proud of my People, my Culture and my many Ancestors who faced death and adversity with humor and style and these are the many things that i speak of when i talk about knowing who i am, what i am, and where i come from. These are stories in a book to wasichu... to me these are things that flow through my blood and make me the very human being that i am... for i do see the faces of my grandfathers and grandmothers in the faces of my children.

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 Post subject: Re: A state of war between Crow Creek Dakotah Oyate and the US
PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 9:30 am 
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As one can clearly see with their own eyes... long ago things of importance were not done or decided by a few but presented to the People in a respectful manner. Not decided by a few and then forced upon the rest of the Nation. That is how wasichu government works. It is not the way of Dakotah Oyate. It is why these IRA governments constantly fail and are so corrupt. They are not of the People, for the People, or even by the People.

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 Post subject: Re: A state of war between Crow Creek Dakotah Oyate and the US
PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 4:54 pm 
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Not too mention the fact that i had a good laugh when i think of the look on the soldiers faces when all they found was Grandma.. :lol: These things also are good to remember.

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 Post subject: Re: A state of war between Crow Creek Dakotah Oyate and the US
PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 6:46 am 
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"The whites were always trying to make the Indians give up their life and live like white men....If the Indians had tried to make the whites live like them, the whites would have resisted, and it was the same way with many Dakota."

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"Over the earth I come; Over the earth I come; A soldier I come; Over the earth, I am a ghost."

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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 9:35 am 
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"Over the earth I come; Over the earth I come; A soldier I come; Over the earth, I am a ghost."

-Dakotah Song



GW I have seen you post that song several times. I became curious as to the origin of it. In my search I found these words.

I was to receive a great quantity of money every year; the money left the hands of my great father, but in passing from hand to hand, each one taking his part, nothing reached my hand more than a dollar. I was to receive a great quantity of goods in blankets. My great father did send me all these, but on the road each one took his morsel and I often got but a small piece of cotton. All this made my heart sad.
....Tatanka Najin (Standing Buffalo)

I could not find my husband. When I saw him again, he told me he had escorted two white women to a ravine and told them to follow it, traveling by night to New Ulm. One of them offered him her wedding ring. He answered, "No, no! I don't want your ring. Just look at my face and if anything happens, remember it."
....Mahpiyatowin (Blue Sky Woman)

White folks do not eat animals that die themselves; but the animals that died here were piled up and were fed out to us. They built a box and put the beef in it and steamed it and made soup. They put salt and pepper in it, and that is the reason these hills about here are filled with children's graves...it seemed as though they wanted to kill us.
....Wasu Oicimaniya (Traveling Hail)

We were so crowded and confined that an epidemic broke out among us and children were dying day and night, among them Two Stars' oldest child, a little girl. The news then came of the hanging at Mankato. Amid all this sickness and these great trials, it seemed doubtful at night whether a person would be alive in the morning.
....Gabriel Renville

I understand now, and will join you in the spirit of the song.

"Over the earth I come; Over the earth I come; A soldier I come; Over the earth, I am a ghost."

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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 9:37 am 
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thank you Woodrow... i am honored by your company.

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thank you Woodrow... i am honored by your company.


Your welcome. But, the truth is I have no choice. Once a person knows of the atrocities and has read first hand accounts of people who suffered and continue to suffer. the only options are to either fight the oppressors with every thought, breath and foot step or become one of the oppressors.

A person can not ignore evil. You either fight it or you support it.

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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 3:21 pm 
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on first reading this one was reminded of a 'sioux' war song.

Clear the way
In a sacred manner
I come
The earth
Is mine

Let us hope it is never sung in earnest!

Mitakuye Oyasiun

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©2010


When i am weary…
i think of the millions of footsteps
taken away from homelands.

When i am sad…
i think of the sorrow of having to
leave the bodies of elders and children behind.

When i am hungry…
i think of the children starving to death in 1862
because of the broken promises of the People of the united states.

When i am cold…
i think of the women of crow creek in 1863
begging us army soldiers for burlap to make clothing.

When i am sick…
i think of women and children dying of disease and hunger
in internment and POW camps all across america.

When i am poor…
i think of my Grandfather Milk who held up his hands and said..
“If you have more than this… you have too much…
you need to give some away.

When my heart is bad…
i think of my Great Great Grandmother Firecloud who said
“never to think bad at anyone.”

When i feel like quitting…
i think of those who staked themselves to the ground
and fought to the death or life in the face of many enemies.

When i am weak…
i think of Ancestors unborn
and take heart.

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 Post subject: Re: A state of war between Crow Creek Dakotah Oyate and the US
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 4:07 pm 
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when i remember these things... i remember that before all else i am one single Dakotah yet like my Ancestors i am not afraid of death because i understand death is also a part of life and i can be nothing more and and nothing less than what i am... a human being. i also remember that Tunkasila made me this way because it was pleasing for me to be this way. and so with that being said i would ask who seeks justice for the murdered women and children of crow creek... or the murdered women and children of wounded knee or the murdered women and children at slim buttes or a hundred other places?

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"Being Indian is an attitude, a state of mind, a way of being in harmony with all things and all beings. It is allowing the heart to be the distributor of energy on this planet; to allow feelings and sensitivities to determine where energy goes; bringing aliveness up from the Earth and from the Sky, putting it in and giving it out from the heart." - Brooke Medicine Eagle


"The idea of full dress for preparation for a battle comes not from a belief that it will add to the fighting ability. The preparation is for death, in case that should be the result of conflict. Every Indian wants to look his best when he goes to meet the great Spirit, so the dressing up is done whether in imminent danger is an oncoming battle or a sickness or injury at times of peace.” -Wooden Leg (late 19th century) Cheyenne

"We, the great mass of the people think only of the love we have for our land, we do love the land where we were brought up. We will never let our hold to this land go, to let it go it will be like throwing away (our) mother that gave (us) birth.". - Letter from Aitooweyah to John Ross, Principal Chief of the Cherokees.

"When a white army battles Indians and wins, it is called a great victory, but if they lose it is called a massacre." - Chiksika, Shawnee

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"We did not ask you white men to come here. The Great Spirit gave us this country as a home. You had yours. We did not interfere with you. The Great Spirit gave us plenty of land to live on, and buffalo, deer, antelope and other game. But you have come here, you are taking my land from me, you are killing off our game, so it is hard for us to live.

Now, you tell us to work for a living, but the Great Spirit did not make us to work, but to live by hunting. You white men can work if you want to. We do not interfere with you, and again you say why do you not become civilized? We do not want your civilization! We would live as our fathers did, and their fathers before them."

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i do not think Crazy Horse paid taxes to anyone, nor do i believe that he ever would have and why would he have to when he lived upon his own land, and as a citizen of a Sovereign Dakotah Nation that has existed beyond the memory of the People. if anything Tashunka Witko was a man respected because of his generosity and his compassion for the People.

i have heard these word somewhere before echoing down the halls of american history books... NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION. where i ask are representatives of Crow Creek in Congress? i would also ask does it make the People of the united states feel pride in themselves and their Nation to demand $3,000,000 from the women and children of Crow Creek and to steal from the bank accounts of the Tribe in pursuit of your illegal and unjust taxes upon citiizens of a Sovereign Dakotah Nation. how is it that we owe the People of the united states Three Million Dollars when you the People of the united states have not even made right all the damage you have done to the People of Dakotah Oyate and the lands upon which they have lived upon forever? seems to me if there is debt owed by anyone... the People of the united states owe the People of Dakotah Oyate quite a bit more than Three Million Dollars.

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i do not think Crazy Horse paid taxes to anyone, nor do i believe that he ever would have and why would he have to when he lived upon his own land, and as a citizen of a Sovereign Dakotah Nation that has existed beyond the memory of the People. if anything Tashunka Witko was a man respected because of his generosity and his compassion for the People.

i have heard these word somewhere before echoing down the halls of american history books... NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION. where i ask are representatives of Crow Creek in Congress? i would also ask does it make the People of the united states feel pride in themselves and their Nation to demand $3,000,000 from the women and children of Crow Creek and to steal from the bank accounts of the Tribe in pursuit of your illegal and unjust taxes upon citiizens of a Sovereign Dakotah Nation. how is it that we owe the People of the united states Three Million Dollars when you the People of the united states have not even made right all the damage you have done to the People of Dakotah Oyate and the lands upon which they have lived upon forever? seems to me if there is debt owed by anyone... the People of the united states owe the People of Dakotah Oyate quite a bit more than Three Million Dollars.


GW,

You are correct. Those living here who can not trace their American Heritage back to before 1492 owe the first nation more than we can repay. I am fortunate to live in an area that still retains a drop of the pristine beauty the first nation people did so much to preserve. When I see this sight in the evenings:

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The Above picture was taken about 50 miles east of the Cheyenne River Lakotah Reservation looking westward.

This next one was taken on the rez about midway between Eagle Butte and Ridgeview

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I know that if it had not been for the care of the First Nation People it would not exist for me to see today. For this alone I owe the First Nation, more than I will ever have. I pray the First Nation will forgive me for not being able to repay all I owe, but I will repay to the limit I am blessed to offer.

My tears are often shed when I see the destruction done to this land by those who do not love it.

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