The Sand Creek Massacre and the Washita Massacre both led to the Wounded Knee Massacre. The Sand Creek Massacre brought the realization that “the soldiers were destroying everything Cheyenne - the land, the buffalo, and the people themselves,” and the Washita Massacre added even more genocidal evidence to those facts. The Sand Creek Massacre caused the Cheyenne to put away their old grievances with the Sioux and join them in defending their lives against the U.S. extermination policy. The Washita Massacre did that even more so. After putting the Wounded Knee Massacre briefly into historical perspective, we’ll focus solely on the Wounded Knee Massacre itself for the 123rd Anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre.
Chief Black Kettle:
I want you to give all these chiefs of the soldiers here to understand that we are for peace, and that we have made peace, that we may not be mistaken by them for enemies.
The intent to commit genocide at Washita is hidden in plain view, unless key elements are brought together. These are: that the Cheyenne were placed on land where they would starve while promises to avert starvation were broken; that George Bent observed how Civil War soldiers did not harm white women and children by a “code of honor,” while Indian women and children were slaughtered; that Sheridan declared "The only good Indians I ever saw were dead;" and that the War Department did not differentiate between peaceful and warring Indians. Hence, the orders “to kill or hang all warriors.” As the consequence, the intent was to kill all men
of a specific race.
I mourn the loss of my specific tribal heritage due to my biological family being assimilated into Christianity, the shame that religion put into them, which caused them to lose their tribal heritage - thus mine.
The Indian removals which destroyed one quarter of the Cherokee tribe, were actually conceptualized by Jefferson and then extended and carried out by Jackson. There were great debates about whether the “redskins” were human and whether they had souls.
I can't speak for anyone else, but I am deeply ashamed of my government's intrusive and deplorable behavior in regards to spying on you and those people here. Funny thing really, but not funny at the time - I remember writing a letter to George Bush, realizing I'd be checked out just sending an email there for security reasons, respectfully asking him to obtain the consent of congress before he grabbed even more power to spy on us. I was shocked when both Democratically controlled houses of our congress gave it to him. I was floored, and that came on the heels of joining the ACLU and taking action on their website to close Guantanamo Bay among other related issues.
A historical paradox is that once a people are freed, they sometimes become the aggressors. For instance,the Texans who defeated the Mexicans in the Texas Revolution
fought exterminated the Comanche; some freed slaves became Buffalo Soldiers and joined the genocide campaign. Today, there are Christianized American Indians, and Christianized into Dominionism, who commit cultural genocide. They are the hidden face of Dominionism.
These dominionist American Indians are either ignorant of the American Indian Religious Freedom Act and their history, or they do not care (anymore).
American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978These modern day Indian scouts for the Christian Fascists may do it for one reason or another, but no one knows why they do it but them.
On and after August 11, 1978, it shall be the policy of the United States to protect and preserve for American Indians their inherent right of freedom to believe, express, and exercise the traditional religions of the American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut, and Native Hawaiians, including but not limited to access to sites, use and possession of sacred objects, and the freedom to worship through ceremonials and traditional rites.
I repent, Cindy Jacobs, of my ancestor's sins - for the powers of darkness have no hold on your fundamentalist Christianity.
"...people with Native American or any sort of indigenous heritage need to renounce it and repent for their ancestor's animism and worship of pagan spirits because otherwise this Leviathan spirit "will be very active in your bloodline."
A bad spirit rides through the Oklahoma Department of Corrections and thinks to himself, "Nay, keep moving." Then he rides on to the Center Point Halfway House in Oklahoma City where David Dobbs is the program director and says to himself, "Nay, keep moving, he's full." Last, he rides and sees the people that participate in Wellbrietyand thinks, "OK, they'll do."
There is a profound difference between the Dominant Culture’s use of the land, and tribe such as the Winnemem Wintu’s relationship with the land.
“…and in 2010 a boater dumped cremations in the river…”
Outside the towering, gray walls of the U.S. Forest Service’s office in Vallejo, California, April 16, the Winnemem Wintu’s War Dance song pealed out defiantly from nearly 50 tribal members and supporters who held signs reading “Respect Native Women. Close the River” and “Our Ceremony, Our Rights, Close the River.”
Consolidated Indigenous Shadow Report. p. 34.
...the continuation and preservation of traditional Native American Religion is ensured only through the performance of ceremonies and rites by tribal members. These ceremonies and rites are often performed on specific sites...These sites may also be based on special geographic features...For most Native American religions, there may be no alternative places of worship since these ceremonies must be performed at certain places and times to be effective.
(This is a repost from years ago, and now the nightmare is coming true. When the thieves are in their "Heaven" with their streets made of gold, some of that gold will have been ripped from the sacred Black Hills. I won't be there)
RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA –– Yet another federally funded “improvement” project threatens to further undermine the sanctity and integrity of a culturally relevant Native American landmark in the Black Hills, or Paha Sapa.
The Pennington County-initiated undertaking, known as the South Rochford Road Project, seeks to pave an approximately 12-mile graveled stretch of road between the unincorporated town of Rochford and Deerfield Lake, a recreational destination. This particular section of South Rochford Road, which remains as a historical throwback of Rochford’s gold mining boomtown days of the late 19th century, gouges a swath directly through the center of what the Lakota call “Pe Sla,” or the venerated “Old Baldy” of the Black Hills.
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Due to the nation’s ensuing recession, however, the project was essentially put on the back burner until 2010, when the economy began its slow recovery. At that time, the Federal Highway Administration determined that an environmental impact statement (EIS) was necessary before the proposal could continue.
“Wonderful U.S. and Canada!”
Obama supports TransCanada's bid to push ahead with part of oil pipeline
Barack Obama helped put the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline back on track on Monday, endorsing construction on a key southern portion of the controversial project.
The White House support for construction of a southern portion of the pipeline, running from Cushing, Oklahoma to Port Arthur, Texas, essentially unravels its rejection of the entire project just one month ago.
The move was seen by environmental campaigners as a betrayal. The Sierra Club described the revival of the pipeline project as a "dirty trick".
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