Lakota Indians Withdraw Treaties Signed With U.S. 150 Years Ago

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 21 Dec 2007 10:10:17 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Fox News - The Lakota Sioux have declared independence from the United States, unilaterally withdrawing from treaties that the U.S. has routinely ignored, and demanding the return of treaty-protected land in five western states. I wish them luck. More on the story, from the Lakota perspective, at

I saved a copy of their Declaration of Continuing Independence (20K PDF) here.

Check out the Portfolio page for more details. From 12/17/07 Withdrawal Letter:

The first official contacts between Lakotah and the government of the United States of America began in earnest after the United States conducted a commercial transaction with France, commonly known as the Louisiana Purchase, in 1803. Prior to that time, Lakotah exercised complete and unfettered freedom and independence in their territory. According to the fantasy of United States' history, the Louisiana Purchase was a purported sale by France to the United States of 530 million acres (2.1 million for $15 million. Part of this sale included the territory of Lakotah who, of course never had knowledge of, nor gave consent to, the sale of their national territory.

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