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 Post subject: Re: A state of war between Crow Creek Dakotah Oyate and the US
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:35 pm 

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live testimony to the united states department of state

http://netnebraska.org/interactive-mult ... and-island
hau ghostwarrior, I just wanted to thank you for posting this link. While watching I was interrupted a time or two not counting the two times my computer completely crashed. I started out on speaker # 93 and staid with it to the end, speaker 311. At the end they said the entire proceedings would be available on the site tomorrow. Powerful words from people of all colors, religions and backgrounds. A contingent of 60 from Colorado had to leave before they could speak because their bus was leaving, but one stepped to the mike to speak briefly for the group voicing opposition. From the speakers I saw they also came from: North Carolina, Florida, Texas, New York, Iowa, Michigan, Arkansas, Wisconsin and from all over Nebraska. A woman from the Ponca Nation; an immigrant from Guatemala; hardcore Christians; images and words that burn in my mind. Young, old and in between spoke elegantly to say no to the pipeline. Face after face, voice after voice confirmed the folly of this pipeline. So thank you, my friend, for that great gift. It was a thing of beauty, although wrote from pain, a thing of beauty.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:41 am 
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Dear buffalo soldier (barack obama):

In words that cannot be disputed or twisted by anyone your representatives from the united states department of state were told yesterday in no uncertain terms any invasion of our territory by the united states or any other entity will be met with resistance at the borders of our homelands by the People of Oceti Sakowin. One path leads to war and one does not make the wise choice buffalo soldier.

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"the chiefs eyes were sad but showed no sign of fear..."

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:54 pm 

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Dear buffalo soldier (barack obama):

In words that cannot be disputed or twisted by anyone your representatives from the united states department of state were told yesterday in no uncertain terms any invasion of our territory by the united states or any other entity will be met with resistance at the borders of our homelands by the People of Oceti Sakowin. One path leads to war and one does not make the wise choice buffalo soldier.
hau ghostwarrior, here are three that spoke and which I viewed, about 13 minutes long:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHaltrM_BMg

It is like the minders hit the kill switch on my computer and was not allowed to watch the People of Oceti Sakowin testify.


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Just a few hours left to speak your mind:

http://action.priceofoil.org/p/dia/acti ... _KEY=13004


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 2:06 pm 

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hau ghostwarrior,
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Today I received this petition in my inbox. My forgiveness button is truly overridden by my anger button:


Target: US Department of the Interior
Sponsored by: Susan V

Acres on Pine Ridge Reservation next to Wounded Knee are now up for sale. What's worse is this sacred massacre site could become home to a horse slaughterhouse.

Exploiting the site’s historic significance, the current owner has given Lakota tribes an ultimatum - either fork out an exorbitant $4 million or the land will open to outside investors, one of which includes a horse slaughterhouse.

Lakota tribes were seeking asylum at Pine Ridge in 1890 when the US Seventh Calvary slaughtered over 150 men, women and children camped at Wounded Knee. Years later survivor descendants and others mounted a protest at Pine Ridge which left three dead.

Not only are these sites sacred to the tribes, but the horse is revered by them as well.

Housing a horse slaughterhouse here should be unthinkable, and some tribe members say compulsory purchase under "eminent domain" should be an option.

Tell the Department of the Interior to make Wounded Knee the site of a National Monument - not a horse slaughterhouse.

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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 4:01 pm 

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hau ghostwarrior and Thermlin, I got this today. We fight were we can:

An invitation to action

From Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, Winona LaDuke, Sandra Steingraber and Rev. Lennox Yearwood

For the last two years, all across the country, people have said the same thing to us: “We’re ready to fight.”

And as the planet lurches past 400 parts per million concentrations of CO2, the moment has come, the moment to ask you to do hard, important, powerful things. The last two weeks of July are, statistically, the hottest stretch of the year. This year we want to make them politically hot too. Which means we need you, out on the front line. We need some of you to risk going to jail, and all of you to show up and speak out. And since it’s a hard thing to ask, this letter is going to be a little longer than usual. (If you want to cut to the chase, though, the list of actions can be found here.)

We’re calling this next phase of the fight “Summer Heat.” Over the course of the final weeks of July, from the Pacific Northwest to the coast of Maine, from the Keystone pipeline route to the White House where the administration has broken its promise to put solar on the roof, to the Utah desert where they’re getting ready for the first tar sands mine in the US, we’re going to try and get across the essential message: it’s time to stand up – peacefully but firmly — to the industry that is wrecking our future.

We believe that mass action can breathe life into even the most hardened political fights, and so these actions will all aim to bring together thousands of people to stand together — perhaps sometimes on the wrong side of the law.

For people on the front lines of fossil fuel extraction, these fights are often, properly, about the local immediate impacts. And now all of us us, even those fortunate enough to live without that daily trauma, need to add the weight of our anger and hope as well. It’s one big fight. Front-line communities need and deserve reinforcements, pouring in to help the people who have been carrying these struggles as they begin to impact us all.

It won’t be just July, of course. In June friends are organizing “Fearless Summer” protests at mining and drilling sites around the country. In Canada, First Nations connected to the Idle No More movement are hatching plans for a “Sovereignty Summer” which could see“coordinated nonviolent direct actions” on Indigenous lands that are in the midst of fierce anti-extraction battles. meanwhile, our colleagues at CREDO continue to collect names pledged to civil disobedience should Keystone XL move forward. But Summer Heat will be a powerful focus — a chance for thousands of us to show the courage we need to lower the temperature.

We’ve got to go on offense elsewhere, and in the last few months young people have been showing us how. The rapid spread of the divestment movement across college campuses should provide courage to everyone: we got goose bumps when the students at Rhode Island School of Design, occupying their president’s office last week to demand divestment, lowered a banner out the window: “We May Be Art Students, But We Can Still do the Math.”

Look – this movement isn’t made up of professional protesters. For the most part, it’s students, teachers, retired people, civil servants, farmers, businesswomen, fisher folk, artists, mailmen, ministers. It’s people whose homes were demolished by Hurricane Sandy, or who just had an oil pipeline burst in their backyard.

Just the other day Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson went on TV and declared: “My philosophy is to make money.” And he lives that philosophy by compromising the future of the earth. And so those of us who have a more complicated philosophy need to stand up. We can’t outspend him, but we have other currencies to work in: passion, creativity, spirit. And sometimes we have to spend our bodies.

Here’s how it works. This is a list of the actions planned so far. A few more may be added in the weeks ahead as we keep working with allies. Find the one nearest you. Start making plans to show up. Be there when the time comes.

We’ll have people there to train for the actions — in every case there will be options for people who don’t want to risk arrest, but if you’re ready to take it to the next level, there will be lawyers and such on hand to help. This will be peaceful, dignified, but firm. We’re serious.

Our hope is that this summer will be a historic show of solidarity not just with the Americans who suffer most from the fossil fuel industry, but with the people across the planet whose lives are at risk as the world warms — and indeed with the planet itself, beleaguered but still so worth fighting for.

If you weren’t needed, we wouldn’t ask. But in a fight this big, we are all needed, now more than ever.

Bill McKibben
Naomi Klein
Winona LaDuke
Sandra Steingraber
Rev. Lennox Yearwood

http://joinsummerheat.org/panel1/panel-1/

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 Post subject: Re: A state of war between Crow Creek Dakotah Oyate and the US
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 4:01 pm 
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Should they even have to buy land that they believe was stolen from them? Should the land be developed or preserved as sacred? Should the tribe, whose people are among the poorest in America, capitalize on what happened here?

"After she declares eminent domain, she needs to transfer title to the Oglala Sioux Tribe....American Indians and other concerned parties should call the United States Department of the Interior or write to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to begin to healing process for the long and painful memory of Wounded Knee
http://www.nativenewsnetwork.com/wounde ... omain.html

As usual, the us gov't chooses to play their games; this land belongs to the Oglala Sioux and in my opinion, that's that.


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http://www.mitchellrepublic.com/event/article/id/79696/

"The controversy began when American Indian students circulated a petition asking that a traditional honor song be allowed at graduation to commemorate the heritage of Indian students, who make up approximately 35 percent of the district’s enrollment."

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"While not all 11 tribes were represented at the press conference, the morning meeting with the State Department included members from the Nez Perce based in Idaho; Southern Ponca and Pawnee based in Oklahoma; and Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, Yankton Sioux, Rosebud Sioux, Oglala Sioux, Standing Rock, Lower Brule, Cheyenne River and Crow Creek based in South Dakota."

http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/native ... 12b16.html

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From Benjamin Franklin: Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America (unpublished)

Remarks concerning the Savages of North America

Savages we call them, because their Manners differ from ours, which we think the Perfection of Civility. They think the same of theirs.

Perhaps if we could examine the Manners of different Nations with Impartiality, we should find no People so rude as to be without Rules of Politeness, nor any so polite as not to have some Remains of Rudeness

The Indian Men when young are Hunters and Warriors; when old, Counsellors; for all their Government is by Counsel of the Sages; there is no Force there are no Prisons, no Officers to compel Obedience, or inflict Punishment.-Hence they generally study Oratory; the best Speaker having the most Influence. The Indian Women till the Ground, dress the Food, nurse and bring up the Children, & preserve & hand down to Posterity the Memory of public Transactions. These Employments of Men and Women are accounted natural & honorable, Having few artificial Wants, they have abundance of Leisure for Improvement by Conversation. Our laborious Manner of Life compar’d with theirs, they esteem slavish & base; and the Learning on which we value ourselves, they regard as frivolous & useless. An Instance of this occurr’d at the Treaty of Lancaster in Pensilvania, anno 1744, between the Government of Virginia and the Six Nations. After the principal Business was settled, the Commissioners from Virginia acquainted the Indians by a Speech, that there was at Williamsburg a College, with a Fund for Educating Indian youth; and that if the Six Nations would send down half a dozen of their young Lads to that College, the Government would take Care that they should be well provided for, and instructed in all the Learning of the White People. It is one of the Indian Rules of Politeness not to answer a public Proposition the same day that it is made; they think it would be treating it as a light matter, and that they show it Respect by taking time to consider it, as of a Matter important. They therefore deferr’d their Answer till the Day following; when their Speaker began by expressing their deep Sense of the Kindness of the Virginia Government in making them that Offer, for we know, says he, that you highly esteem the kind of Learning taught in those Colleges, and that the Maintenance of our young Men while with you, would be very expensive to you. We are convinc’d therefore that you mean to do us Good by your Proposal, and we thank you heartily. But you who are wise must know, that different Nations have different Conceptions of Things, and you will therefore not take it amiss if our Ideas of this kind of Education happen not to be the same with yours. We have had some Experience of it: Several of our young People were formerly brought up at the Colleges of the Northern Provinces; they were instructed in all your Sciences; but when they came back to us they were bad Runners ignorant of every means of living in the Woods, unable to bear either Cold or Hunger, knew neither how to build a Cabin, take a Deer or kill an Enemy, spoke our Language imperfectly, were therefore neither fit for Hunters Warriors, or Counsellors, they were totally good for nothing. We are however not the less oblig’d by your kind Offer tho’ we decline accepting it; and to show our grateful Sense of it, if the Gentlemen of Virginia will send us a Dozen of their Sons, we will take great Care of their Education, instruct them in all we know, and make Men of them.-

Having frequent Occasions to hold public Councils, they have acquired great Order and Decency in conducting them. The old Men sit in the foremost Ranks, the Warriors in the next, and the Women & Children in the hindmost. The Business of the Women is to take exact Notice of what passes, imprint it in their Memories, for they have no Writing, and communicate it to their Children. They are the Records of the Councils, and they preserve Traditions of the Stipulations in Treaties 100 Years back, which when we compare with our Writings we always find exact. He that would speak rises. The rest observe a profound Silence. When he has finish’d and sits down; they leave him 5 or 6 Minutes to recollect, that if he has omitted any thing he intended to say, or has any thing to add, he may rise again and deliver it. To interrupt another, even in common Conversation, is reckon’d highly indecent. How different this is, from the Conduct of a polite British House of Commons where scarce every person without some confusion, that makes the Speaker hoarse in calling to Order and how different from the Mode of Conversation in many polite Companies of Europe, where if you do not deliver your Sentence with great Rapidity, you are cut off in the middle of it by the Impatients Loquacity of those you converse with, and never suffer’d to finish it-

The Politeness of the Savages in Conversation is indeed carried to Excess, since it does not permit them to contradict or deny the Truth of what is asserted in their Presence; By this means they indeed avoid Disputes, but then it becomes difficult to know their Minds, or what Impression you make upon them. The Missionaries who have attempted to convert them to Christianity, all complain of this as one of the great difficulties of their Mission: The Indians hear with Patience the Truths of the Gospel explain’d to them, and give their usual Tokens of Assent & Approbation: You would think they were convinc’d. No such Matter. It is mere Civility. A Suedish Minister, having assembled the Chiefs of the Saquehanah Indians, made a Sermon to them, acquainting them with the principal historical Facts on which our Religion is founded, such as the Fall of our first Parents by eating an Apple; the Coming of Christ, to repair the Mischief; his Miracles & Suffering, &c. When he had finished, an Indian Orator stood up to thank him. What you have told us, says he, is all very good. It is indeed a bad Thing to eat Apples. It is better to make them all into Cyder. We are much oblig’d by your Kindness in coming so far to tell us these Things which you have heard from your Mothers; in return I will tell you some of those we have heard from ours. In the Beginning our Fathers had only the Flesh of Animals to subsist on, and if their Hunting was unsuccessful, they were starving. Two of our young Hunters having kill’d a Deer, made a Fire in the Woods to broil some Part of it. When they were about to satisfy their Hunger, they beheld a beautiful young Woman descend from the Clouds, and seat herself on that Hill which you see yonder among the blue Mountains. They said to each other, It is a Spirit that perhaps has smelt our broiling Venison & wishes to eat of it: Let us offer some to her. They presented her with the Tongue, She was pleas’d with the Taste of it, and said, Your Kindness shall be rewarded: Come to this Place after thirteen Moons, and you shall find something that will be of great Benefit in nourishing you and your Children to the latest Generations. They did so, and to their Surprise found Plants they had never seen before, but which from that antique time have been instantly cultivated among us to our great Advantage. Where her right Hand had touch’d the Ground they found Maize; Where her left hand had touch’d it, they found Kidney Beans, and where her Backside had rested on it, they found Tobacco.-The good Missionary disgusted with this idle Tale, said, What I delivered to you were sacred Truths, but what you tell me is mere Fable, Fiction and Falshood. The Indian offended, reply’d, My Brother, it seems your Friends have not done you Justice in your Education, they have not well instructed you in the Rules of common Civility. You saw that we who understand and practise those Rules, believ’d all your Stories: Why do you refuse to believe ours?- [interleaved is a sheet with no writing, but a sketch of what appears to be a hot air balloon]

When any of them come into our Towns, our People are apt to croud round them, gaze upon them, & incommode them where they desire to be private; this they esteem great Rudeness, the Effect of & Want of Instruction in the Rules of Civility & good Manners. We have, say they, as much Curiosity as you, and when you come into our Towns, we wish for Opportunities of looking at you; but for this purpose we hide our Selves behind Bushes where you are to pass, and never intrude ourselves into your Company.-

Their Manner of entring one anothers villages has likewise its Rules. It is reckon’d uncivil in travelling Strangers to enter a Village abruptly, without giving Notice of their Approach. Therefore as soon as they arrive within Hearing, they stop & hollow, remaining there till invited to enter. Two old Men usually come out to them, and lead them in. There is in every Village a vacant Dwelling called the Strangers House. Here they are plac’d, while the old Men go round from Hut to Hut, acquainting the Inhabitants that Strangers are arriv’d who are probably hungry & weary; and every one sends them what he can spare of Victuals & Skins to repose on. When the Strangers are refresh’d, Pipes & Tobacco are brought, and then, but not before, Conversation begins, with Enquiries who they are, whither bound, what News, &c. and it usually ends with Offers of Service if the Strangers have occasion of Guides or any Necessaries for continuing their Journey, and nothing is exacted for the Entertainment.

The same Hospitality esteem’d among them as a principal Virtue, is practic’d by private Persons, of which Conrad Weiser, our Interpreter gave me the following Instance. He had been naturaliz’d among the Six Nations, & spoke well the Mohock Language. In going thro’ the Indian Country to carry a Message from our Governor to the Council at Onondaga, he call’d at the Habitation of Canasetego an old Acquaintance, who embrac’d him, spread Furs for him to sit on, plaid before him some boil’d Beans & Venison, and mix’d some Rum & Water for his Drink. When he was well refresh’d, and had lit his Pipe, Canassetego began to converse with him, ask’d how he had fard the many Years since they had seen each other, whence he then came, what occasion’d the Journey, &c. &c. Conrad answer’d all his Questions, & when the Discourse began to flag, the Indian to continue it, said, Conrad, you have lived long among the white People and know something of their Customs. I have been sometimes at Albany, and have observed that once in Seven Days they shut up their Shops, and assemble all in the great House; tell me, what is it for? what do they do there?-They meet there, says Conrad, to hear and learn good Things. I do not doubt says the Indian, that they tell you so: They have told me the same; But I doubt the Truth of what they say, and I will tell you my Reasons. I was lately to Albany to sell my Skins, & buy Blankets, Knives, Powder &c Rum &c You know I us’d generally to deal with Hans Hanson, but I was a little inclin’d this time to try some other Merchant; however, I call’d first upon Hans, & ask’d him what he would give for Beaver. He said he could not give more than four Shillings a Pound; but says he I cannot talk on Business now; this is the Day when we meet together to learn good Things, and I am going to the Meeting. So I thought to my self, since we cannot do any Business to day, I may as well go to the Meeting too; and I went with him. There stood up a Man in Black, and began to talk to the People very angrily. I did not understand what he said; but perceiving that he look’d much at me, and at Hanson, I imagin’d he was angry at seeing me there, so I went out, sat down near the House, struck Fire and lit my Pipe, waiting till the Meeting should break up. I thought too that the Man had mention’d something of Beaver, & I suspected it might be the Subject of their Making. so when they came out, I accosted my Merchant, Well, Hans, says I, I hope you have agreed to give more than four Shillings a Pound. No, says he, I cannot give so much; I cannot give more than three shillings & sixpence. I then spoke to several other Dealers, but they all sung the same Song. Three & sixpence, Three & sixpence. This made it clear to me that my Suspicion was right; and that whatever they pretended of meeting to learn Good Things, the real purpose was to consult how to cheat Indians on the Price of Beaver. Consider but a little, Conrad, and you must be of my Opinion. If they met so often to learn Good Things, they would certainly have learnt some before this time. But they are still ignorant. You know our Practice. If a white Man in travelling thro’ our Country, enters one of our Cabins, we all treat him as I treat you; we dry him if he is wet, we warm him if he is cold, we give him Meat & Drinks that he may allay his Thirst and Hunger, and spread soft Furs for him to rest & sleep on: We demand nothing in return. But if I go into a white Man’s House at Albany, and ask for Victuals & Drink, they say, where is your Money? and if I have none; they say, Get out you Indian Dog. You see they have not yet learnt those little Good Things, that we need no Meetings to be instructed in, because our Mothers taught them to us when we were Children: And therefore, it is impossible their Meeting, Should be as they say, for any such purpose, or have any such Effect. They are only to contrive the Cheating of Indians in the Price of Beaver.-

http://franklinpapers.org/franklin/fram ... &page=121a

Additional information on the culture clash:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronemics


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"Certainly, this has been the case in the Dakota context. Our
entire nation was brutally punished for our decision to go to war
against the U.S. government and its citizens. The United States
unilaterally abrogated our treaties, stole our Minnesota homeland,
imprisoned our people in concentration camps, force-marched our
women and children, mass-lynched our warriors, mass-incarcerated
our able-bodied men, ethnically-cleansed us from Minnesota, and
then instituted further policies of genocide, including a bounty
system on Dakota scalps. The United States crushed our resistance
so thoroughly that our people began to believe we were to blame
for this chain of events. Rather than viewing the United States as
perpetrators of crimes in a colonial context in which the ultimate
goal was to acquire our lands and resources, many of our people
began to blame the very people who attempted to protect our
people, our culture, and our homeland from harm by going to war
against the invaders. In this sad context, using international
criteria to assess the events of 1862 provides some much needed
clarity.
The U.N. Convention details agreed-upon international
standards for determining what constitutes genocide in Article II,
which states:
In the present Convention, genocide means any of the
following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole
or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as
such:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to
members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of
life calculated to bring about its physical destruction
in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births
within the group
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to
another group.

Any one of these criteria met singly constitutes genocide. In the
nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the U.S. government and its
citizens violated all of these criteria in multiple ways. As I will
explain below, whites in Minnesota also perpetrated these crimes
against Dakota people in multiple ways and there has yet to be any
accountability or redress for them.

http://www.wmitchell.edu/lawreview/Volu ... yatwin.pdf

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"By my predecessor a new and radical system was
inaugurated practically, and in its inauguration he was
aided by the Christian missionaries and by the
government. . . .
The theory, in substance, was to break up the
community system which obtained among the Sioux;
weaken and destroy their tribal relations; individualize
them by giving each a separate home, and having them
subsist by industry—the sweat of their brows; till the soil;
to make labor honorable and idleness dishonorable; or, as
it was expressed in short, “make white men of them,” and
have them adopt the habits and customs of white men.
This system, once inaugurated, it is self-evident, was at war
with their “ancient customs.” To be clear “the habits and
customs of white men are at war with the habits and customs of
the Indians.”

Thomas Galbraith - Indian Agent, 1863

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 Post subject: Re: A state of war between Crow Creek Dakotah Oyate and the US
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:06 am 
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"The years have not changed the basic conviction of the Indian people that they are dealing with the United States as equals. At a hearing on Civil Rights in South Dakota a few years ago a white man asked a Sioux if if they still considered themselves an independent nation. "Oh yes" was the reply "we could still declare war on you. We might lose but you you'd know you'd been in a terrible fight. Remember the last time in Montana?"

Vine Deloria Jr in CUSTER DIED FOR YOUR SINS

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 Post subject: Re: A state of war between Crow Creek Dakotah Oyate and the US
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:23 pm 

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Hau ghostwarrior,

I was drinking my morning coffee and reading the newspaper when I saw this article titled "US Plan to buy back land for tribes is beset by doubt" from the McClatchy Washington Bureau. I went online and discovered this is, I guess, old news for the american Indians. Just another attempt by the american government to "help" the Indians while their true intentions are blatantly the opposite. As I read the article my emotions ran from "WTH" to "your kidding, right?" I couldn't get the article from our local paper and wound up going to McClatchy were the article is a bit different and longer with a somewhat different title. Funny how they want to purchase private Indian lands "given" to individual Indians and return them to the tribes but there is no mention of buying white people's land stolen from the tribes by the same Dawes Act. This perversion of the truth sickens me. There's no mention of buying up White Clay and giving that land back. Nope, just trust us, sell the us government the land and they'll give it back to the tribes leaders that are elected, not chosen. What could go wrong?

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/08/01/1 ... fw1zqysJ0U


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