Skip to comments.The Obama Administration Will Seize Land from the Lakota Sioux if They arenít Stopped
Posted on 07/19/2014 3:00:39 PM PDT by Kaslin
The only barrier standing in the way of another shameful broken treaty with our Native Americans is the U.S. Congress.
The federal government is planning to take the South Unit of Badlands National Park and turn it over to the Department of the Interior, to have it administered by the National Park Service. The NPS was in the news last year when they barricaded our national monuments and prevented elderly WWII veterans from seeing their memorial during the sequester. The NPS put up barriers along scenic look-outs so drivers couldnt see Mt. Rushmore, and closed park entrances across the country. These brown-shirted federal agents now intend to take and control thousands of acres of Sioux land.
This intended seizure by the Obama administration reads like something out of the history books, and not the part that makes you want to wave the American flag:
Thousands of tribe members will be affected by the land-grab. Some residents will be forced to relocate, and many more others will lose their income from grazing allotments on the land a result which will ultimately force any remaining independent cattle ranchers out of business. In addition to all this, Tribal members will lose their share [of] income from entrance fees collected at the adjacent North Gate fees of the Badlands National Park a punitive measure which will further compound the existing economic depression on a reservation where the average annual income is around $8,000 per year.
The Black Hills once belonged to the Lakota Sioux in a treaty signed by the U.S. government. These sacred lands were taken from them in 1877 after gold was discovered there by an expedition led by General George Custer. This shameful act by the U.S. government can be somewhat explained away by the history of the times, when a fierce war raged between Native Americans and new settlers and bigotry about the rights of non-whites ruled the day.
What excuse does the Obama administration have for their actions today? And if Congress passes this bill, what excuse will they give to the voters who put them in office?
Heres a petition. Heres your representative. The Obama administration shouldn’t get away with acting like a 19th century thug and the U.S. Congress shouldn’t allow it to. The Lakota Sioux deserve better. We all do.
Photograph courtesy of Cumulo Nimbus
They don’t have much left, compared to the original treaties.
Keep it up Barry, just keep it up.
When has Congress ever stopped Obama from doing something?
OOooooo time to get the popcorn....
Back in the 40’s, .Gov took parts of the land and used it as a bombing range. Leftover bombs are still in the ground there.
Here’s hoping the Souix go Full Stone Age on ‘em, complete with scalpings.
It would help my anger meter to read at the full blown level IF I knew WHY the Obama Administration was breaking said treaty, and confiscating the land.
I did not see that little tidbit in the article. I guess I’ll have to search to find more on this.
“So now he’s Andrew Jackson!” (in my best Henny Youngman voice)
Obama-the-Undocumented will fill it with Islamic terrorists
and have them weaponize new diseases to “share”
with his OWNED other 57 States.
The EXEMPT in Congress will do nothing, of course,
as before, because native American Indians
are not Islamic terrorists and they like America
unlike Obama and the EXEMPT, selfserving hated Congress.
The Lakota claim the Black Hills, but the fact is, they pushed the Cheyenne off that land and took it from them in the latter part of the 18th century. They have less of a claim to that land than white men.
Very interesting ...
US gets bad PR from violating treaties, already.
Liberals/Commies/etc. generally scream about treaty violations (Native Americans, Racism, Imperialism, etc).
Usually I don’t get too fired up about reservations and treaties — things have kind of settled out, and reached equilibrium. I don’t go with more “Native” rights, but don’t mess with what they do have.
But this is beyond belief. I might almost march with them on this one.
In the new Amerika, private property rights, supposedly protected past promises, and the Constitution are soon to be DOA.
They can fight it and be labeled dangerous extremists.
The only land deals allowed now are those made by people like Harry Reid.
Perhaps the Lakota Sioux could join Boehner and sue Obama.
I can think of some possible reasons and all of them are bad
1. increase government control of land and property
2. power trip / for the heck of it - who will stop them
3. provoke us
Great Black Father speak with forked tongue. Interestingly, Forked Tongue is also the Indian name of TOTUS.
Wait till the Kenyan starts using Eminent domain to seize houses for illegals, then the sh*t will REALLY hit the fan! Congress will really really REALLY do nothing!
LOL! I could just see him flapping his wrist while saying that and then laughing like Paul Lynde.
Most of the treaties with the Indians were never honored by the US Government.
They are otherwise still valid AFAIK.
Seems to me there’s a bunch of empty houses in Detroit.
This is just insane - if I were living off “free stuff” I’d be even more pissed. And how is bringing in uneducated, disease carrying, future voting “gimmedat”s going to help Zuckerman, Gates, etc?
And Gov Patrick says oh don’t worry - “the feds will pick up the tab”? The feds don’t pick up any tab without first confiscating it from us.
They probably want to give it to the Chinese.
CWII Spark — Isn’t it interesting how the federal government only honors treaties when it’s convenient for them...
This time I do not think they will go quietly.
How do you scalp a b.....never mind.
Why? Because he can.
If she doesn’t know about it then it never happened. Ignorance is bliss.
Are we going to start giving land in the USA back to the people who were here before we got here?
We’re not going to have much left, if we do that ... LOL ...
I guess “Manifest Destiny” is “out the door” and no longer valid!
A LOT of blacks are going crazy over this, a few I know did a complete 180 on the Kenyan, and I told them what do they expect? The Democraps just use blacks for votes, they use taxpayer bucks as bribes - make blacks jump up for that carrot on a stick. Then when the Democrap gets elected *BANG* they stab blacks in the back. I mean imagine that: They are using the excuse that illegals are coming here “because of drug gangs” and we should spend $3.7 BILLION (B for BILLION) on them. Meanwhile blacks are going through the same crap in inner cities, and oh boy, they love it when illegals are given priority over them.
Hopefully this will come back and bite Democraps in the ass big time when it comes to the black vote. All that needs to happen is a small fraction of blacks going 180 and Democraps will never hold another elected office again.
Look at this, this was posted today on Youtube. Blacks holding a rally AGAINST Obama!
“In 1765, a Saône exploring and raiding party led by Chief Standing Bear discovered the Black Hills (the Paha Sapa), then the territory of the Cheyenne. Ten years later, the Oglála and Brulé also crossed the river. In 1776, the Lakota defeated the Cheyenne, who had earlier taken the region from the Kiowa. The Cheyenne then moved west to the Powder River country, and the Lakota made the Black Hills their home.”
I've never pursued any “tribal” rights, but I do have a valid legal claim to them, via my documented unbroken maternal line of Blackfoot Sioux lineage.
The Lakota Sioux tribe absorbed what was left of my own peoples extremely decimated “tribe”, along with several others, when the supposedly “final treaty rights” were written.
I'm mostly “white”, and one of the reasons I've never tried to force myself on the Lakota, is out of respect for both them, and also my grandparents, who chose otherwise for their children.
I will always support their tribal rights.
For those who don't, fair warning, there are many people like myself who do and will.
From every state, and every conceivable walk of life.
It's pretty obvious their land is now coveted by others due to vast oil deposits that can only now be economically mined.
While I haven't kept any type of watch on tribal leaders, it seems the Lakota government is about to hit the financial jackpot for their very valuable property rights.
I still won't apply to be recognized by the tribe, but I do back their sovereign property rights, as a USA citizen.
So will most USA citizens, mixed breed or not.
WOW, I saw the black woman in Baltimore, I think it was, and another group in Chicago - they were calling zero the worst president ever and the woman was furious that her daughter can’t go outside and play and no one does anything and then they import these kids for whatever excuse.
If Obama loses the black vote that would be the most incredible irony! Too bad the GOP is too inept to make hay out of this.
That's usually how developers get other peoples land. Politician in the pocket the favorite tool of white collar thieves.
Well now, there's some twisted logic for ya -
It never WAS valid - and based on suppression of who the Indians really were, how many they were, and their cities/civilizations.
Firstly, Indians were killing each other a lot, and taking land from one another. Before everything was civilized, there was lots of genocides going on. I’m not saying the white man did anything better, but let’s be honest. The reservations need to go and the tax dollars need to stop. That is a form of slavery.
In other news, they’ve determined that the Indians weren’t even here first. They’ve found remains that predate everything Indian, artifacts and remains. It should be noted that the remains were white boys.
Based on that, I should be getting reparations and my land back etc etc. Instead, I choose to earn a living, move to follow work if needed, and provide for my family.
Really liked your posting on this topic.
Aside, does anyone know what the legal authority is for the Natl. Park Service (or whatever it’s called) to claim land? It must be part of the Bureau of Land Mgt., I guess, so the question applies there, as well.
The Congress should cut their budgets to funding maintenance and Rangers in National Parks, while eliminating about 80% of the bureaucrats.
Yea, but the federal government recognized it and recorded it in a treaty so the prior “ownership” is moot.
With todays administration and bureaucracy, if it was populated with demons, like Churchill’s remark in WWII, I’d probably “be disposed to put in a good word for them in the house of representatives”...
Admittedly. I’d side with the Indians on this one. But I do get tired of that “sacred lands” crap. Everyplace an Indian ever took a dump is supposed to be sacred ground these days.
Most of the “legal authority” stems from a time when there were no States west of the Mississippi.
Most people,who live east of the Mississippi don't quite grasp the vast amount of USA territory the feds have complete legal jurisdiction over.
This should not apply to tribal reservation lands, but as the recent stand-off in Nevada proves, the feds write the rules, and can change them seemingly at will.