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Goner Message Board / ???? / Whoa, the Lakota Indians break away from the US...
Posted: Dec 20, 2007 10:09 pm
 
...and create a country within the USA...I support the Lakota declaration of Independence. At least 97% of shared treaties with Native American tribes are not honored by the US government. Fuckers.

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The Lakota Indians, who gave the world legendary warriors Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, have withdrawn from treaties with the United States, leaders said Wednesday.

"We are no longer citizens of the United States of America and all those who live in the five-state area that encompasses our country are free to join us," long-time Indian rights activist Russell Means told a handful of reporters and a delegation from the Bolivian embassy, gathered in a church in a run-down neighborhood of Washington for a news conference.

A delegation of Lakota leaders delivered a message to the State Department on Monday, announcing they were unilaterally withdrawing from treaties they signed with the federal government of the United States, some of them more than 150 years old.

They also visited the Bolivian, Chilean, South African and Venezuelan embassies, and will continue on their diplomatic mission and take it overseas in the coming weeks and months, they told the news conference.

Lakota country includes parts of the states of Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.

The new country would issue its own passports and driving licences, and living there would be tax-free -- provided residents renounce their US citizenship, Means said.

The treaties signed with the United States are merely "worthless words on worthless paper," the Lakota freedom activists say on their website.

The treaties have been "repeatedly violated in order to steal our culture, our land and our ability to maintain our way of life," the reborn freedom movement says.

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Posted: Dec 20, 2007 10:10 pm
 
I wonder if they need any blankets....
Posted: Dec 20, 2007 10:18 pm
 
I wonder if they need any blankets....

HEE=HAWW!
Posted: Dec 20, 2007 10:26 pm
 
bet they'd carry one helluva trade deficit pretty quick-like...
Posted: Dec 20, 2007 10:28 pm
 
I hope this means the end of Brad's $5,000 checks!
Posted: Dec 20, 2007 10:33 pm
 
good. they should have done this years ago
Posted: Dec 20, 2007 10:41 pm
 
Lakota country includes parts of the states of Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming

They better hope they don't discover oil there...we'd have to invade....because oil anywhere is "our" oil
Posted: Dec 20, 2007 10:43 pm
 
oil

Don't worry, they're gonna destroy Alaska first.
Posted: Dec 20, 2007 10:48 pm
 
they should have done this years ago
they did. didn't work out too well.
Posted: Dec 20, 2007 10:52 pm
 
Don't worry, they're gonna destroy Alaska first.

Fuckin' inuit
Posted: Dec 20, 2007 11:03 pm
 
didn't work out too well.
they tried, seems like that UN thing may actually help their case
Posted: Dec 20, 2007 11:09 pm
 
Sure. Bush looooves working with the UN.
Posted: Dec 20, 2007 11:12 pm
 
How long till they send in The National Guard? Wounded Knee 2, anybody?
Posted: Dec 20, 2007 11:16 pm
 
i'd pick up a gun for that.
Posted: Dec 21, 2007 12:41 am
 
How long till they send in The National Guard?

Or Blackwater. The BushCo will call them "Homegrown Insurgents"...
Posted: Dec 21, 2007 12:58 am
 
they'll just open liquor stores just off the reservation
Posted: Dec 21, 2007 1:10 am | Edited by: jerryd
 
Mna, I can't wait Rage Against the Machine to write a song about this! Its gonna be killer!
Posted: Dec 21, 2007 1:48 am
 
break away from the US?

good luck.

seriously.
Posted: Dec 21, 2007 1:56 am
 
Wounded Knee 2, anybody?
This would be 3.
Posted: Dec 21, 2007 3:24 am
 
Rage Against the Machine to write a song about this! Its gonna be killer!

and they'll get their facts all wrong again!!!
Posted: Dec 21, 2007 1:03 pm
 
Mna, I can't wait Rage Against the Machine to write a song about this! Its gonna be killer!

I can't wait til Paul Revere & the Raiders write a song about this!
Posted: Dec 21, 2007 1:21 pm
 
I can't wait til Paul Revere & the Raiders write a song about this!


Post of the day!
Posted: Dec 21, 2007 1:55 pm
 
I hope they learn nuclear fusion, quickly!
Posted: Dec 21, 2007 2:42 pm
 
Lakota country includes parts of the states of Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming

They can have 'em.
Posted: Dec 21, 2007 4:10 pm
 
They can have 'em.

That's what I'm sayin'. Hell, Give 'em Kansas and Virginia, too.
Posted: Dec 21, 2007 4:30 pm
 
Please Mr. Custer, I don't wanna go.
Posted: Dec 21, 2007 5:07 pm
 
This should end well.
Posted: Dec 21, 2007 7:41 pm
 
how many lakota can there seriously still be? like 50 or something?

I hope this means the end of Brad's $5,000 checks!
haha our tribe pays the state 15 billion dollars to operate our casinos, i doubt theyll be kissing that money goodbye any time soon... as far as i can see, ill just sit and grin and the money will roll right in...
Posted: Dec 21, 2007 8:07 pm
 
how many lakota can there seriously still be?
Pretty sure they changed their lineage laws to half-blood a while back (while cherokee I think is something like 1/32, or something).
Isn't Oneida 1/8th?
Posted: Dec 21, 2007 8:13 pm
 
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