Thursday, December 20, 2007

Lakota Indians declare independence from US - US doesn't notice

THE Lakota Indians, who gave the world legendary warriors Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, have withdrawn from treaties with the US.

"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 said.
(full story)

6 Comments:

Blogger Shoshana said...

It's funny that this story is featured on an Australian news site.

December 21, 2007 5:14 AM  
Anonymous B. Spinoza said...

good for them

December 21, 2007 6:12 AM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

Shoshana,
I noticed that as well.

December 21, 2007 6:46 AM  
Blogger -suitepotato- said...

This would be like, well...

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1196847274912&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

or maybe the PA and Hamas seceding from each other to make two Palestinian states... and about as likely to succeed.

Realpolitik is not pretty, but neither is history.

December 21, 2007 2:18 PM  
Blogger -suitepotato- said...

Okay, forgot Blogger doesn't comprehend word wrap.

http://tinyurl.com/ypaona

Perfectly safe site. Jpost.

December 21, 2007 2:20 PM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

Suitepotato - Interesting article. That's for visiting my blog.

The Indian problem is a hard one. I've been thinking about it a lot. I think I first started to think about their issues when I went to college at University of Illinois @Urbana/Champaign. Our mascot was Chief Illiniwek and the controversy to remove Indian mascots had just begun.

December 24, 2007 8:08 AM  

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