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Destroying Indigenous Populations

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posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 12:35 AM
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Destroying Indigenous Populations


globalresearch.ca

The Fort Laramie Treaty once guaranteed the Sioux Nation the right to a large area of their original land, which spanned several states and included their sacred Black Hills, where they were to have "the absolute and undisturbed use and occupation" of the land.

former US President Richard Nixon declared the 1868 Treaty Territory a "National Sacrifice Area," implying that the territory, and its people, were being sacrificed to uranium and nuclear radiation.

(visit the link for the full news article)


Related News Links:
www.takepart.com
www.pacificfreepress.com

[edit on 6/21/2009 by semperfortis]




posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 12:35 AM
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While so much attention is being paid to the tragic events happening in other countries, we have a HUGE tragedy occurring right here in our backyard.

The complete destruction; genocide; of a proud and historic peoples.

I suppose that being part Sioux I feel personally attached to these people, but we all must pay attention to this ongoing tragedy.

While obtaining rare materials deemed necessary to our Nation is indeed important, how is it more important than our national heritage?

globalresearch.ca
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 12:58 AM
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I'm surprised to see that I'm the only one responding thus far to this thread. It's an important subject.

I was aware that there have been effects from the uranium mines not only to the Sioux (who appear to have been hit especially hard) but to other residents of those areas as well. But I did not learn of the full extent of the damage until I read this.

The history of this country is unfortunately full of instances of the disenfranchisement of native Americans and the theft of their land. In many cases they have been forced to live in areas that white men didn't particularly want, and then forced to leave when/if those lands became desirable again.

The same disregard has apparently been given to the Iraquis, who are also not caucasian.

It's probably too late to give native Americans their tribal lands back, but I think we are honor bound as a nation to at least try to mitigate the damage we have caused to indigenous populations.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 01:02 AM
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Everyone is so obsessed with the events happening overseas, it seems they are blind to the tragedies here in our own country..

Shame

Semper



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 04:34 AM
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to simply carry on with the genocide in the USA is unforgivable - yet the land is wanted by the government and will allways be wanted - so why not just kill off the people that live there till no one is left.

i`ve seen the way the genocide of the red indians is taught in US schools - and its disgusting, they are treated as lower forms of life and monkeys in the books.

oh and were the ones in the wrong apparantly



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 04:38 AM
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Yes, and we have to pay attention, also, to the Maori in New Zealand and the Aborigine in Australia.

In every case, foreigners moved in and abused the rights of the native people.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 10:43 AM
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Originally posted by semperfortis
reply to post by Sestias
 


Everyone is so obsessed with the events happening overseas, it seems they are blind to the tragedies here in our own country..

Shame

Semper


I am also curious why nobody cares about native Americans in contrast to black people.

I was shocked when I was listening a story from NPR a while ago. Basically, it tells us you can commit any crime, including rape and killing, on Indian lands and get away with it. Ridiculous.

www.npr.org...



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 11:04 AM
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Yeah, because the Indian tribal cops are all either corrupt or incompetent and refuse to let the real cops; the FBI, Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs Police, and the state police/highway patrol/state patrol enforce the law on the reservations.

And yet they wonder why Indian reservations have such problems with crime ...



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 11:45 AM
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Which has more Indian reservation's crimes or outside of it?
Think about it!

The only bad thing about the Indian reservations is the War on Drugs.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 12:11 PM
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I'm in the UK but i've got to agree that it is a pretty sad affair!!! It's just as bad as the Chinese ousting the Tibetans from thier land....

[edit on 22-6-2009 by TruthxIsxInxThexMist]



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 12:53 PM
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I'm a descendant of the Souix tribe also (mothers side). I have always found our heritage to be tragic. I also find it amazing that we don't hear the complaints from Native Americans as we do from other races. I think that says alot about our integrity.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 12:58 PM
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I think I've been to this region. In fact, pretty damned sure of it.

Long story short, a nomadic people is not going to suffer unnessecarily just for the sake of Land Entitlements. The Peaceful and Sensitive ones will move, and the Warriors will remain.

C'est la vie. That's life.

(speaking as one with tribal blood herself)


*edit to add : that which does not kill us....can only make us stronger.


Also would like to add there are several wormholes that occur naturally on this planet, and there is no reason to think that America, the Planet, or it's Peoples are in any way, shape or form being threatened.

[edit on 6/22/09 by GENERAL EYES]



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 01:10 PM
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Unfortunately, in human history, whenever a more advanced civilization encounters a less advanced culture, the less advanced culture is ultimately assimilated and/or destroyed. It has always happened that way.

This is also bad news for the folks that want aliens to show up here. Humans would go the way of the Sioux ...



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 02:01 PM
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Unfortunately, in human history, whenever a more advanced civilization encounters a less advanced culture, the less advanced culture is ultimately assimilated and/or destroyed. It has always happened that way.


This is true and also unfortunate. Much knowledge of many cultures has been lost due to this assimilation. We now find that we are slave to archeologists to uncover this lost heritage from these assimilated cultures and hope that they are accurate in their findings.

Perhaps one day we or even if aliens ever do land here, will be advanced enough to realize that this type of assimilation is not always the best way to perpetuate growth of our or even their societies.



posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 08:56 AM
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The sadness of this situation is that those in power feel no regret for breaking the promises of treaty ( those are only made for the convenience of the moment), revising truth ( that depends on the view of the current administration/government/religion etc.) or destroying populations (we are pawns in their chess game).

I say we, because many Americans, like myself, are part Native American. But being non Native American does not prevent you from being eliminated from the game. If any group of people, or inhabitants of a certain local are in the way of "progress", or implementation of new ideas, they also will be dealt with. (say downsizing, imminent domain, out sourcing).

It is crucial that we, as individuals and as an all inclusive group of human beings, stand up against the outright injustice shown to our fellow human beings.

It is too common that we ignore those things that don't directly affect us. By doing this, however, we desensitize ourselves to more and more until one day we realize, "Hey, they are taking away MY right to do ..."



posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 09:37 AM
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And the abuse of Native Americans goes right to the top of the bureaucratic food chain.

www.monitor.net...

Thank God the NAs now have recourse to reclaim some of that which was stolen thru their Casinos.

I have contributed, and plan on continuing.



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 12:42 PM
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It's unacceptable and disgusting what the explorers, settlers, citizens, military, and government of this country have done to the indigenous peoples. We should be absolutely ashamed about it, and ESPECIALLY ashamed that such a heinous genocide has not been adequately corrected as much as possible. And in fact, we have broken even meager treaties and left the remaining native descendants broken, scattered, crushed, and suffering on bad land with little resources. This alone warrants serious action against any entity/organization that further carries out the genocide and oppression of the original inhabitants of this country. This is not our country, it was stolen, and that will always be the case. And in fact, before colonists came here, this wasn't a country, it was simply another land of planet Earth inhabited by loose conglomerations of largely non-hierarchical tribes. This is how man was meant to live.

Since the adoption of totalitarian agriculture (during the agricultural revolution), subsequent population explosion, and the rise of hierarchical nation-states, a brutal conquering war has been waged on the innocent tribal peoples of this planet.

Like another commenter here said, it's a real shame that the ancient knowledge/cultures of these tribes has been more/less lost forever simply in the name of might-makes-right and greed. There is a quote by a native American that reminds us, if we take a moment of silence for sept. 11th, we'd need 100 years of silence to remember the genocide of native Americans.

In his fantastic book, The Story of B, Daniel Quinn says of our own civilization:
"We're experiencing cultural collapse. The very same collapse that was experienced by the Plains Indians when their way of life was destroyed and they were herded onto reservations. The very same collapse that was experienced by countless aboriginal peoples overrun by us in Africa, South America, Australia, New Guinea, and elsewhere. It matters not that the circumstances of the collapse were different for them and for us, the results were the same. For both of us, in just a few decades, shocking realities invalidated our vision of the world and made nonsense of a destiny that had always seemed self-evident. For both of us, the song we'd been singing from the beginning of time suddenly died in our throats."



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 12:46 PM
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Originally posted by centurion1211
Unfortunately, in human history, whenever a more advanced civilization encounters a less advanced culture, the less advanced culture is ultimately assimilated and/or destroyed. It has always happened that way.


Modern man is educated not to destroy but to preserve. Its up to us to set an example for a new way of handling other cultures.



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