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Lakota Sioux Nation Leaves America

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Their sacred Black Hills were stolen. So were valued resources on them. Lakotans want back what's rightfully theirs. Their ancestors thought the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty granted them victory. They were wrong.

Yet in 1904, even after Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock, some believed the Treaty was "the only instance in the history of the United States where the government has gone to war and afterwards negotiated a peace conceding everything demanded by the enemy and exacting nothing in return."

Until the 1924 Indian Citizenship Act, Native People got what no one had the right to deny them in the first place. In fact, rights afforded them nominally never existed in fact.

The entire history of Native People in America reflects horrific struggles lost. From 1492 to today, they experienced promises made and broken. Disenfranchized people remain. Most are bereft of hope. 

On reservations or assimilated, they're out of sight and mind. Once they lived peacefully on their own land. White settlers changed things. Western civilization destroyed their way of life. There's nothing civilized about it.

They're either ignored, mocked, or demonized in films and society. They're called drunks, beasts, primitives, and savages. America always was a white supremacist society. 

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Rich powerful elites run it. Native People and most others don't matter. They're systematically used and abused. They're not served. It's the American way.

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What will the future hold for Indian people if att... by Paul Repstock on Monday, Oct 1, 2012 at 10:18:28 AM
So long as there is not Enough for all, we are des... by Paul Repstock on Monday, Oct 1, 2012 at 10:23:47 AM
I've long been interested in Native American cultu... by Scott Baker on Monday, Oct 1, 2012 at 11:27:24 AM
>"Out of sight, out of mind works for most Amer... by Paul Repstock on Monday, Oct 1, 2012 at 11:59:12 AM
While there can be no doubt that grievous wrong ha... by June Genis on Monday, Oct 1, 2012 at 4:45:43 PM
Lakotan struggle began with the 1803 Louisiana Pur... by Michael Dewey on Monday, Oct 1, 2012 at 4:49:13 PM
[[tribute]]... by Michael Dewey on Monday, Oct 1, 2012 at 5:12:50 PM
[[crazy]]... by Michael Dewey on Monday, Oct 1, 2012 at 5:16:51 PM
Bravo for an excellent article.  I have some ... by 4U2 on Monday, Oct 1, 2012 at 5:58:46 PM
when the same behavior occurs today. First, you ch... by Paul Repstock on Monday, Oct 1, 2012 at 9:14:02 PM
what Native American had his Pole Sculptures insta... by Allan Wayne on Monday, Oct 1, 2012 at 11:43:53 PM
It seems that most believe that because trying to ... by Carol R Campbell on Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012 at 2:39:18 AM
Three things profoundly affected me in my youth: ... by Ned Lud on Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012 at 6:07:37 AM
Some friends and I woked on an AIM concert in Atla... by MITYOJAB on Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012 at 7:19:57 PM
You can help the Lakota by opening an account in t... by terrilian on Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012 at 2:33:08 PM