Skip to comments.Secession! Lakota Sioux Nation Leaves The Union! (Again)
Posted on 09/29/2012 5:01:47 PM PDT by Makana
President Barack Obama has an unexpected foreign policy problem in the Western United States. The Lakota Sioux nation has seceded from the United States, according to a story on the anti-American website La Voz de Aztlan.
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 Native American radical leader Russell Means said. The move potentially impacts the states of Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.
He(Means) has continued his push for Sioux independence in the decades since. The Lakota declared independence in 2007, as well, with Means proclaiming: United States colonial rule is at its end!
This time, Means detailed reasons for the secession including a long list of problems facing the Lakota, such as unemployment, healthcare and life expectancy as well use of natural resources. In a rambling video, he also added a massive number of reasons for why his new nation would be both strong and lawful talking about everything from credit card companies to global warming as problems they aim to escape
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Yeh, well, we can still tax the feathers out of em for using our land, roads, and military security.
With an equal number of massacres of women and children.
Oh, how my “They’re so close to peaceful nature” prof’s hated those kind of papers of mine! If I hadn’t had the political training of a long, nasty career in Big Pharma I’d never have gotten out of undergrad.
It also helps to thoroughly research every claim and to be able to outwrite everyone in the department at my level (he declared modestly).
The Crow and Northern Cheyenne were traditional enemies, but a twist of fate (or someone at the Bureau of Indian Affairs who didn’t give a darn) resulted in their reservations being side-by-side in Southeastern Montana.
So we stole the land from the Native Americans...but who did the “Native” Americans steal it from?
Even before that, the Sioux were much further east, and I think I read that in the 1600s they may actually have been very near the East Coast. I’m not sure who shoved them into Crow territory but some tribe or tribes did. Everyone thinks of them as Plains Indians but the Plains culture was relatively modern, after the reintroduction of the horse to the Americas by the Europeans.
I live in South Dakota. The Lakota/Dakota reservations are a disgrace, mostly because of their high rate of alcoholism and and reliance on government largess. The suicide rate is off the charts. They feel trapped, and the government hasn’t helped with the reservation system. Russell Means has always been a loud-mouthed instigator.....he just wants more freebies and handouts for the “Nation”. Means drives a Mercedes when in Rapid City (and lives in a pretty upscale apartment...I know because I was his neighbor for a few months), but has a rusted out Ford pickup when he goes to the “Rez”.
I don’t know the solution to the problem, but government handouts are not the answer. The handouts just enable them to continue with their lifestyle of poverty and need.
Most of us here no longer feel sorry for them. They handle that well enough on their own.
Secession from a tyranical and intrusive government is not exactly a novel idea in this nation. Sounds like someone had a thoughtful and productive pow wow.
Don’t let the door slam on your back where the Great Spirit put your crack.
Holy Cow! In one swift move, the Registered Democrats totals just dropped, the average IQ went up, the unemployment number just dropped and any democrats from that former district just shat their pants. /s
And remove them from the voter rolls.
I hear it gets really cold up there. Perhaps we should send them some blankets.
I skipped over to my library...
THE SIOUX, by Guy Gibbon says that the Sioux were driven out of the Great Lakes area by the Ojibwa, who were THE power in the North prior to the Seven Year’s War.
It’s a terrific book, by the way. Blackwell publishing produces some very nice, comparatively inexpensive volumes that are stuffed with information. Check ‘em out on Amazon.
I’ve been to both reservations. Next to deepest Appalachia, I’ve left few places feeling more depressed.
I still think, however, he has some decency left in him based on his public statements against Obama plus conversations we had years ago about his dreams to unite independent minded white men and red men to win our country back from the Washington politicians who robbed us both.
Yeah, that was my first thought too. I guess as a protectorate they’ll still get all the benes and royalties. And they obviously figured that out first.
Does this mean they won’t vote for Tom Daschle 5 times each in South Dakota?
Don’t mean a thing until they live it. Stop taking government money, stop using government money, secure their border, write their own laws. Live like they are actually responsible for themselves.
Has Acorn voted for them before they seceded?