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Cowboys and Indians ... against the Federal Government

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posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 06:20 AM
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“The difference between this situation and the Bundy Ranch conflict? It will be the first time in the history of our Country that the Cowboys and Indians pose a united front against a federal government that is used to winning battles by first dividing and then conquering.”



The Oglala Sioux and Lakota Sioux of the reservation have been told by the Federal Government that the National Parks Service will be taking land that comprises the South Unit of the Badlands National Park as a new ‘Tribal National Park’, only the wording in the bill clearly indicates that it will be a federally managed national park under the Department of Interior, giving mere lip service to its tribal title. The Congressional bill has already been written, and if passed through Congress, both tribal members and non tribal members will be stripped of their deeded land – at a price set by the federal government. If owners do not accept Washington’s offer (expected to be a meager one), the land can be acquired at no cost because the measure has waived all appraisal rights and stipulates that Washington can simply take Indian land by force under ‘eminent domain’.



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.



“There is a feeling of common cause between attached parties on this issue – namely tribes and other reservations. The bottom line is we’ll all be under dictatorial control if something is not done quick”.
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posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 06:40 AM
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…‘Tribal National Park’, only the wording in the bill clearly indicates that it will be a federally managed national park under the Department of Interior,

Lies within lies. "National Parks" aren't set aside for posterity anymore. They are increasingly seen as untapped resources. Placing then under the department of "Interior" (read that dept of agriculture) is not only stealing it from Native Americans but the but the people as a whole.

National Parks are becoming Parks Incorporated.



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 06:40 AM
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a reply to: FarleyWayne

That's really interesting, and the cherished game of cowboys and Indians will never be the same! Actually the message that sends is quite powerful, especially in terms of where the government stands with its people.
What are your thoughts?



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 06:48 AM
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originally posted by: spite
a reply to: FarleyWayne

That's really interesting, and the cherished game of cowboys and Indians will never be the same! Actually the message that sends is quite powerful, especially in terms of where the government stands with its people.
What are your thoughts?


I'm not going to Strain-My-Brain beyond its Current-Strain.

Even though I live in the "West Texas Panhandle",

I'm currently notifying both my Texas Senators and my Congressman with the "AboveTopSecret" Link.


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OPINION: These Fed-Land-Grabs should concern EVERYONE.
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posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 07:00 AM
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There is already a thread on this www.abovetopsecret.com... Had the op did a search and read the thread he would have found out the Oglala Sioux themselves are drafting the legislation with the NPS to create this park. So there is no federal land grab nonsense going on like the person who wrote the article states.

In the Badlands, a tribe helps buffalo make a comeback



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 07:03 AM
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This is the most outrageous thing I have heard out of the US for about a month, which places it pretty high on the scale of outrage.

The communities effected by this land grab are where they are because the US government set up reservations to confine the Native American peoples into manageable segments, making it easier to monitor and oppress them in the early years of the existence of those reservations. The people who live on these lands now, are descended from those who were displaced from the land they had lived on previously, only to be forced to live on sub par land, which in the main, was less conducive to the way of life that the native tribes had previously enjoyed.

This current land grab attempt is nothing short of adding insult to a long running, and inexcusable injury, and those who propose it, and those who vote for it, should be bloody ashamed of themselves. Thoughtless, insensitive, and unnecessary are just a few of the words that could be used to describe this ghastly state of affairs.
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posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 07:17 AM
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In case anyone is wondering OR would like a sample:


SUBJECT: Cowboys and Indians ... against the Federal Government

These Land-Grabs by the Federal-Government MUST be put to a STOP.

The details can be found in the following link: www.abovetopsecret.com...

These Fed-Land-Grabs should concern EVERYONE.

I'm notifying both my Texas Senators and my Congressman.

Thank You,

My-Real-Name


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posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 07:35 AM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: FarleyWayne

This is the most outrageous thing I have heard out of the US for about a month, which places it pretty high on the scale of outrage.

The communities effected by this land grab are where they are because the US government set up reservations to confine the Native American peoples into manageable segments, making it easier to monitor and oppress them in the early years of the existence of those reservations. The people who live on these lands now, are descended from those who were displaced from the land they had lived on previously, only to be forced to live on sub par land, which in the main, was less conducive to the way of life that the native tribes had previously enjoyed.

This current land grab attempt is nothing short of adding insult to a long running, and inexcusable injury, and those who propose it, and those who vote for it, should be bloody ashamed of themselves. Thoughtless, insensitive, and unnecessary are just a few of the words that could be used to describe this ghastly state of affairs.


It is the Native Americans themselves that started this they want the park. There is no land grab going on here.



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 07:45 AM
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From what I have heard from a couple of Native American friends, when a tribe strikes a deal with the Feds, like a new casino, only a few tribal members usually cash in on such a project. So I'm assuming that is the case here, that a few connected tribal members will get anything from this and the rest of the tribe will only lose. I hope that that have a clause that would return the land to the tribe after the feds take what they wanted from it. After stealing most of the land and killing off most of the tribes, a mean spirited government would probably justify this by saying, "They ought to be used to it by now." while they laugh all the way to the bank.



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 07:48 AM
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Yep, this "Federal land grab" story has already been debunked. From the link in your post:


These steps would reshape only a portion of the Great Plains, a landscape that has been transformed by cornfields, highways and big box stores. But for the Oglala Sioux, the wildlife that has defined their tribe and the region’s ranchers, it is a chance to reclaim an area that served as a crucible for the nation’s economic and political expansion in the 1800s.

“Our buffalo are going to be coming back to our country,” Ruth Brown, an Oglala Sioux tribal council member who is helping draft the legislation to establish the new park, said in an interview.


Of course, there are some ranchers currently on the land that will have to be displaced. It is those people who aren't too happy about it. But they are going to have to deal with the Oglala Sioux tribal council, as they are the ones making this whole thing happen.



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posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 08:08 AM
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a reply to: buster2010

Well.

These Senators and Congressmen have FULL-TIME Professional-Staff-Members.

At least one from each will be assigned to follow-up on the report(s).

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OPINION: Their Research WILL Trump ...
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posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 08:12 AM
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a reply to: FarleyWayne

Haha, cowboys and Indians!



Whats the saying, "sure you can trust the government, just ask an Indian".

The US government signed something like 500 treaties with the various Indian tribes/nations and broke EVERY SINGLE ONE.

Man, our country has some bad karma...



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 08:21 AM
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originally posted by: FarleyWayne
a reply to: buster2010

Well.

These Senators and Congressmen have FULL-TIME Professional-Staff-Members.

At least one from each will be assigned to follow-up on the report(s).

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OPINION: Their Research WILL Trump ...
( regardless of the outcome )
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Neither article you post named one Senator or Congressperson. So would you mind naming them? And what will their job be counting Buffalo? That is the main reason why the Oglala Sioux want this park to raise buffalo.



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 01:42 PM
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It's not really a land-grab if the tribal council approved it..This is an internal tribal dispute that they are twisting.

Tribal Doc.

Tribal Doc.

Oglala Sioux Tribe evicting tribal ranchers to make way for bison park

Managing Bison

First Tribal Park
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posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 01:46 PM
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double post....please remove

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