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The Obama Administration Will Seize Land from the Lakota Sioux if They arenít Stopped
PJTatler ^ | July 19, 2014 | Bonnie Ramthun

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 couldn’t 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?

Here’s a petition. Here’s 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



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KEYWORDS: americanindians; badlands; bho44; buildacasino; lakota; nps; sioux
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1 posted on 07/19/2014 3:00:39 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

They don’t have much left, compared to the original treaties.


2 posted on 07/19/2014 3:02:36 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Kaslin

Keep it up Barry, just keep it up.


3 posted on 07/19/2014 3:04:21 PM PDT by slouper (LWRC SPR 223)
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To: Kaslin

When has Congress ever stopped Obama from doing something?


4 posted on 07/19/2014 3:04:26 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Kaslin

OOooooo time to get the popcorn....


5 posted on 07/19/2014 3:06:49 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: Kaslin

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.


6 posted on 07/19/2014 3:07:04 PM PDT by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: Kaslin

Here’s hoping the Souix go Full Stone Age on ‘em, complete with scalpings.


7 posted on 07/19/2014 3:07:17 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and for what Muslims do.)
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To: Kaslin

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.


8 posted on 07/19/2014 3:08:01 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: Kaslin

“So now he’s Andrew Jackson!” (in my best Henny Youngman voice)


9 posted on 07/19/2014 3:08:01 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Kaslin

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.


10 posted on 07/19/2014 3:08:23 PM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: Kaslin

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.


11 posted on 07/19/2014 3:09:48 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

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.


12 posted on 07/19/2014 3:11:44 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob
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To: Kaslin

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.


13 posted on 07/19/2014 3:11:51 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Kaslin
I just had a college kid canvassing against the ‘red tide’ supposedly plaguing the waters around LI, refer to this nation being “built on genocide”. This of course is a reference to the Indians. I wonder if obozo chucking the Sioux off of their land and out of their livelihoods will outrage her?
14 posted on 07/19/2014 3:17:58 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: rockinqsranch

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


15 posted on 07/19/2014 3:22:18 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Kaslin
"So Sioux me..."
16 posted on 07/19/2014 3:25:31 PM PDT by mikrofon (Maybe "Fauxcahontas" can mediate ;?)
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To: Kaslin

Great Black Father speak with forked tongue. Interestingly, Forked Tongue is also the Indian name of TOTUS.


17 posted on 07/19/2014 3:27:40 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: Kaslin

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!


18 posted on 07/19/2014 3:32:00 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: mikrofon

LOL! I could just see him flapping his wrist while saying that and then laughing like Paul Lynde.


19 posted on 07/19/2014 3:32:51 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Scrambler Bob

Most of the treaties with the Indians were never honored by the US Government.

They are otherwise still valid AFAIK.


20 posted on 07/19/2014 3:42:11 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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