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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”.
…‘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,
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?
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.
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.
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.
originally posted by: FarleyWayne
a reply to: buster2010
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).
OPINION: Their Research WILL Trump ...
( regardless of the outcome )