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"The 190,000-acre wildlife refuge is within Paiute ancestral lands,"
That's how 400 years of cultural genocide happened
These guys are a bunch of idiots. They are either going to leave peacefully, after nothing gets accomplished, or it's going to be another WACO.
Back on topic, I suppose every voice coming out denouncing these dumbass delusional dickbags is beneficial, though I see much bigger problems with their actions than offending the perpetually offended.
I bet this is exactly what the British sympathizers said about the American Revolutionaries, with the same tact.
So not only do the locals in Oregon not want these guys there, now the Native Americans who lived in the area long before any of these white Europeans showed up want them to go too.
The tribe said it has never ceded its right to the land but received federal recognition in 1868 and signed a treaty with the federal government that requires it to protect the safety of the natives and promised to prosecute any crime or injury perpetrated by any white man upon them.
Fast forward to 1879 after the treaty was signed. The Paiutes say their people were "loaded into wagons and ordered to walk under heavy guard" in knee-deep snow and forced off their land on foot.
The tribe is still fighting over land use but now works with the federal government's Bureau of Land Management to save its archaeological sites.
I dare say that they have a better case to prove that it is their land than Isreal would have proving that the land they were granted