Thursday, December 20, 2007

Tatanka balls

posted by The Vidiot @ 8:17 AM Permalink

Rock on Lakota

This is awesome if it’s not just a publicity stunt.
The Lakota Indians, who gave the world legendary warriors Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, have withdrawn from treaties with the United States, leaders said Wednesday.

"We are no longer citizens of the United States of America and all those who live in the five-state area that encompasses our country are free to join us," long-time Indian rights activist Russell Means told a handful of reporters and a delegation from the Bolivian embassy, gathered in a church in a run-down neighborhood of Washington for a news conference.
(Here’s a link to and here’s a link to a map of their territory.)

People are so fed up. I would love to see them pull this off. Of all the cultures that have been destroyed by conquerors, what was done to the Native Americans was one of the worst. I’m teeny part Algonquin AND part Italian. So I’m angry AND guilty.

I wonder how many Lakota are really behind this effort and I wonder if other tribes will join them. Wouldn’t that be wild? Little pockets of non US territory. It could happen. A lot of tribes don’t need Federal money since they started with the casinos. Though, everything they do need and can’t provide for themselves would have to be trucked in through US territory and well, we all know what bastards the US government can be. Maybe those trucks just won’t make it to Lakota country. [wink wink]

Beyond that though, the land that they’re claiming, ironically enough, contains Mt. Rushmore.

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At 5:14 PM, Blogger The Sailor said...

I'm 1/8th Blackfoot, if it wasn't even freakin' colder than where I live I'd join 'em!

At 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they own Mt. Rushmore, it would be nice if they hooded it and attached wires, to demonstrate how serious they are.

A full one third of this country - that's 100 million Americans - I can no longer claim any relation to at all. If I could find a freedom loving country anywhere in the world that would take me as a new citizen, I would be gone.

The Lakotas are on the right track and I admire them.


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