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On This Date: Crazy Horse

The Oglala Sioux leader and Shirt Wearer (war lord) Crazy Horse, and his warriors fought their last major battle in the Montana territories, the Battle of Wolf Mountain against the U.S Calvary. There they were defeated and strayed off in their own ways with the remnants of Crazy Horse’s band of men surrendering at Fort Robinson in Nebraska in May of that year.Crazy Horse was revered and brave, according to his Sioux contemporaries Crazy Horse saw visions and was fearless in battle against both the U.S military and rival Indian tribes.

“Crazy Horse” is probably best known for his part in the infamous Battle of Little Bighorn, where he, his fellow Oglala Sioux Warriors and the Cheyenne Indians combined forces and led the U.S Calvary led by U.S General George Armstrong Custer into one of the biggest defeats of the U.S Military in its History.

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The Massacre at Wounded Knee

It was yesterday, December 29 in 1890 when the Massacre at Wounded Knee took place. Following months and years of being pawns in the game of the Federal Government and members of the U.S Bureau of Indian affairs, facing starvation, poverty, and shelter on a massive scale, where the government not only was negligent but helped exacerbated the situation, the U.S Army opened fire on hundreds of members of the Lakota Sioux, at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota. As many as 200-300 were killed. Amidst the carnage were women, children, and elderly. They die freezing to death, their blood staining the snows. Even the children who were fled and were promised that their lives would be spared if they emerged from hiding after the gunfire ceased, were slaughtered.

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How the Native Americans Did It

The ancestors of the real first Americans participate in an early 1930s fourth of July gathering. Have to love these old clips


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Accounts of Sioux breakaway declared inaccurate

The famous Indian chief “Sitting Bull” was one of the best known members of the Lakota Sioux.

An article written and posted here and a great many other places is said not to be true and misunderstood,according to Dailykos.com

It was said that Thursday the Lakota Sioux were breaking off treaties with United States, and thus forming their own independent Lakota nation in the territory designated to them in the Midwest. some of those treaties are as much as over a century old, and declaring Independent status.

However the organization that disclosed the press release was not associated with any elected tribal governing body. They were merely representatives of a group known as the Lakota Freedom Delegation, with no ties to a tribal Sioux government or tribal government policy. The Lakota Freedom Delegation consisted of several members including Russell Means, the well-known Native -American activist and American Indian Movement (AIM) leader, best known for his prominent role in the 1973 seizure of Wounded Knee by AIM, who is said to have led the Delegation.

The Delegation did go to Washington DC to communicate thier goals to the U.S State Department, and they have put forth the suggestion to seek Independent status with a handful of countries, mainly in South America who have expressed interest in perhaps supporting the cause. However no tribal government has re-enforced these suggestions with an endorsement of any kind.

The Argus Leader:

Rodney Bordeaux, Chairman of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, said his community has no desire to join the breakaway nation.(Russell) Means and his group, which call themselves the Lakota Freedom Delegation, have never officially pitched their views to the Rosebud community, Bordeaux said.

“Our position on that is we need to uphold the treaties and we are constantly reminding Congress of that message,” Bordeaux said.

“We’re pushing to maintain and keep the treaties there because they’re the basis of our relationship with the Federal government.”

Again the Lakota Sioux are not officially seeking independent status, the press release and efforts have been engineered by the Lakota Freedom Delegation.


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Accounts of Sioux breakaway declared inaccurate

The famous Indian chief “Sitting Bull” was one of the best known members of the Lakota Sioux.

An article written and posted here and a great many other places is said not to be true and misunderstood,according to Dailykos.com

It was said that Thursday the Lakota Sioux were breaking off treaties with United States, and thus forming their own independent Lakota nation in the territory designated to them in the Midwest. some of those treaties are as much as over a century old, and declaring Independent status.

However the organization that disclosed the press release was not associated with any elected tribal governing body. They were merely representatives of a group known as the Lakota Freedom Delegation, with no ties to a tribal Sioux government or tribal government policy. The Lakota Freedom Delegation consisted of several members including Russell Means, the well-known Native -American activist and American Indian Movement (AIM) leader, best known for his prominent role in the 1973 seizure of Wounded Knee by AIM, who is said to have led the Delegation.

The Delegation did go to Washington DC to communicate thier goals to the U.S State Department, and they have put forth the suggestion to seek Independent status with a handful of countries, mainly in South America who have expressed interest in perhaps supporting the cause. However no tribal government has re-enforced these suggestions with an endorsement of any kind.

The Argus Leader:

Rodney Bordeaux, Chairman of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, said his community has no desire to join the breakaway nation.(Russell) Means and his group, which call themselves the Lakota Freedom Delegation, have never officially pitched their views to the Rosebud community, Bordeaux said.

“Our position on that is we need to uphold the treaties and we are constantly reminding Congress of that message,” Bordeaux said.

“We’re pushing to maintain and keep the treaties there because they’re the basis of our relationship with the Federal government.”

Again the Lakota Sioux are not officially seeking independent status, the press release and efforts have been engineered by the Lakota Freedom Delegation.


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Lakota Sioux proclaim Independence from the U.S


The Lakota Sioux Indians, they have now proclaimed soverign Nation Status.

The Lakota Sioux Indian tribe proclaimed they will seek soverign natin status, yesterday sovereign nation status. This means they have now pulled out of over a century’s worth of treaties with the U.S government. The territory in several Midwestern states could be affected.

Press Release:

“In order to stop the continuous taking of our resources, people, land, water, and children we have no choice but to claim our own destiny,” said Phylis Young, a former indigenous Representative to the United Nations and Representative from Standing Rock.

Property ownership in the five state area of Lakota now take center stage. Parts of North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Montana have been illegally homesteaded for years despite knowledge of Lakota as predecessor sovereign [historic owners]. Lakota Representatives say if the United States does not enter into immediate diplomatic negotiations, liens will be filed on real estate transactions in the five state region clouding title over literally thousands of square miles.

So basically the Sioux feel that the U.S Government has broken several contracts they have made with the them over a period of several decades, when it comes to land set aside for them.

MY TAKE: I have somewhat of a personal tie to this. Some of my ancestors were well-known members of the Sioux Indians. My great great grandfather Charles Eastman (“Ohiyesa”) was a member of the Sioux and a doctor at the original massacre at wounded knee, as well as an author.

The Native Americans tragically, the people who have so enriched this land and communicated with the earth that pulsates with life have been the subjects of so much mistreatment over the course of history. They have really gotten the shaft.

More details: www.LakotaFreedom.com


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Lakota Sioux proclaim Independence from the U.S


The Lakota Sioux Indians, they have now proclaimed soverign Nation Status.

The Lakota Sioux Indian tribe proclaimed they will seek soverign natin status, yesterday sovereign nation status. This means they have now pulled out of over a century’s worth of treaties with the U.S government. The territory in several Midwestern states could be affected.

Press Release:

“In order to stop the continuous taking of our resources, people, land, water, and children we have no choice but to claim our own destiny,” said Phylis Young, a former indigenous Representative to the United Nations and Representative from Standing Rock.

Property ownership in the five state area of Lakota now take center stage. Parts of North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Montana have been illegally homesteaded for years despite knowledge of Lakota as predecessor sovereign [historic owners]. Lakota Representatives say if the United States does not enter into immediate diplomatic negotiations, liens will be filed on real estate transactions in the five state region clouding title over literally thousands of square miles.

So basically the Sioux feel that the U.S Government has broken several contracts they have made with the them over a period of several decades, when it comes to land set aside for them.

MY TAKE: I have somewhat of a personal tie to this. Some of my ancestors were well-known members of the Sioux Indians. My great great grandfather Charles Eastman (“Ohiyesa”) was a member of the Sioux and a doctor at the original massacre at wounded knee, as well as an author.

The Native Americans tragically, the people who have so enriched this land and communicated with the earth that pulsates with life have been the subjects of so much mistreatment over the course of history. They have really gotten the shaft.

More details: www.LakotaFreedom.com


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