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The US Courts’ Use of History to Shape Native Law Jurisprudence

Submitted by Rick Osmon

Featured Image: Burial of the dead at the battlefield of Wounded Knee. SOURCE: Library of Congress. (Public Domain) 

From youtube uploaded by Smithsonian

Uploaded on Oct 19, 2011

Since the first court decision to articulate Native American law back in 1823, our nation’s courts have repeatedly invoked historical “facts” as a basis for fashioning judicial doctrines
that have been prejudicial and harmful to Native Americans.

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How Red Cloud Defeated the US Army (+) America : Welcome to the Reservation with Russell Means

Featured Image: Red Cloud, close-up in his war bonnet. CREDIT: Department of the Interior. Office of Indian Affairs. Pine Ridge Agency. (1878 – 09/17/1947) SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons (Public Domain)

from youtube uploaded by breakingtheset·

How Red Cloud Defeated the US Army with Tom Clavin and Bob Drury

Published on Nov 20, 2013

Abby Martin speaks with authors Tom Clavin and Bob Drury about their brand new book, ‘The Heart of Everything That Is’, which highlights the life and legacy of American Indian leader Red Cloud, who was the only Native American to ever defeat the US Army in a war. They also discuss the dire state of today’s Native Americans and what factors are leading to their second-class status in the US.

From youtube uploaded by zacuan

Native Voices: Red Cloud

Uploaded on Mar 8, 2007

A new series that will focus on the words of American Indians. Chief Red Cloud is our first voice.

From youtube uploaded by Libby Lagadi

America : Welcome to the Reservation with Russell Means A+ documentary

Published on Aug 27, 2012

The United States has become one large Reservation with Russell Means (http://www.youtube.com/peoplejustlikeus)

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Hempcrete CREDIT Olivier Dupont SOURCE Wikipedia Commons Public DomainImage: Hempcrete blocks. Industrial hemp is used to make Hempcrete, a material used for building concrete blocks . CREDIT: Olivier DUPORT. SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons (This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.)

From Wikipedia:

Industrial Hemp 

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” After doing research and noting the worldwide market for hemp, in July 1998, the Tribal Council approved ‘industrial hemp agriculture’ for the reservation. With demand high for the crop, three Lakota farmers, Tom Cook, his wife Afraid of Bear and American Horse grandson of Chief American Horse formed the Slim Butte Land-Use Association.[100] To emphasize the issue of Sioux sovereignty in land use, they publicly announced the first planting of industrial hemp seeds on April 29, 2000, on the 132nd anniversary of the signing of the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty, which established the reservation. The Association believed production of industrial hemp-based concrete could help solve the severe shortage of suitable dwellings on the reservation, as it is a sustainable construction material, and work for the unemployed. Hemp can also be processed to yield oil for cooking and other products. . . . In August 2000 and July 2001, federal DEA agents destroyed industrial hemp crops on the Pine Ridge reservation.” . . . From “Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (Wikipedia)

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A Tribute to Red Cloud

Uploaded on Jul 27, 2011

OGLALA SIOUX CHIEF: RED CLOUD

The song used is a traditional Sioux Chant.

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The Meso-American Connection (1996) by Dennis Crenshaw

Scientific American Frontiers : The Secret Canyon (Video Report)

Feature Image: Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah. SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons. (Public Domain).

From youtube uploaded by PBS

Uploaded on Mar 26, 2009

http://www.pbs.org/saf/ – The best kept secret of American archaeology is now revealed.

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Acting on tip, federal officials recover stolen petroglyph panels

Map: Location of stolen Petroglyph panels. SOURCE

By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times January 31, 2013, 9:00 p.m

Federal investigators acting on a tip have recovered five petroglyph panels that thieves cut from an eastern Sierra site sacred to Native Americans, U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials said Thursday.

The location of the petroglyphs, stolen last fall, was disclosed in an anonymous letter to authorities. . . . Read Complete Report

The U.N. wants to give Mt. Rushmore back to the Sioux … (Retro) but did you miss the Obama Conspiracy?

from Time newsfeed

Should the U.S. Give Mount Rushmore Back to the Sioux? The U.N. Thinks So

By Tim Newcomb | @tdnewcomb | May 9, 2012

For centuries, Native Americans have been on the receiving end of some of the worst atrocities committed on U.S. soil, driven from their homes and isolated on impoverished reservations. How can the U.S. government begin to repair the damage done to Native American communities, and compensate in some small way for the injuries done to them?

Well, giving back Mount Rushmore would be a start.

That’s among several suggestions made by United Nations special rapporteur James Anaya, who will formally recommend the U.S. restore land previously owned by various tribes — including the Black Hills of South Dakota, home of the famous national monument.

The granite promontory, carved with 60-ft high visages of four U.S. presidents, sits on a site considered sacred by the Sioux. . . . Read Complete Report

The answer to the U.N. is a natural;
“Right. As soon as you give us back our New York Harbor waterfront highrise.” . . .
  And, did you miss the “laughable” Obama Conspiracy making the rounds?
Seems he’s way ahead of the U.N.  Of course, I personally do not believe that Native Americans are dumb enough to take over the mess the politicos have gotten us into.. . EDITOR
The New “Birtherism”: Obama Ceding America back to Native Americans
Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 03:16 PM PST

It started in the fevered imagination on the way-out fringes of the Right, with Director of Issues Analysis for the Christian conservative group the American Family Association Bryan Fischer. “President Obama, he said, “wants to give the entire land mass of the United States of America back to the Indians. He wants Indian tribes to be our new overlords.” That as a result of Obama announcing that the U.S. would support the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. In addition, during the campaign, Obama was made an honorary member of the Crow Tribe.

Since nothing is too fringie or too crazy for the Right, so here it comes. . . . Read Complete Post

Amazing Native American Trail Marker Trees (w/ video)

from Web Ecoist

By Steve in Geography & Travel, History & Trivia, Nature & Ecosystems

Trail Marker Trees are ancient signposts from a time before GPS, compasses or maps. Shaped and molded by Native Americans while young saplings with the expectation they’d last for centuries, these living cultural navigational aids still point the way long after their makers have moved on.

Trail Marker Trees generally display several uncommon characteristics which, combined with an unusual number of such similarly “modified” trees and their appearance on known ancient trails and portages, identifies them as original Trail Marker Trees. Most commonly, it appears a young, flexible sapling (usually Oak) was tied down and a branch was allowed to grow upward from the place the tree was bent, thus becoming the main trunk. The original and now horizontal trunk was then cut off, leaving a rounded knob. . . . Read Complete report/w photos

Learn More of this amazing story with lots of photos @: Trail Tree Project

Ancient walled city, older than Egypt’s pyramids, unearthed off Georgia coast

from the examiner.com

Atlanta Road Trip Travel Examiner
Travel | January 27, 2012

 

(Atlanta) Six hours southeast of Atlanta off the Georgia coast on Sapelo Island, archaeologists have unearthed the remains of an ancient walled city which predates the construction of many of Egypt’s pyramids. Known as the Sapelo Shell Ring Complex, this ancient city was constructed around 2300 B.C. and featured three neighborhoods each surrounded by circular walls twenty feet in height constructed from tons of seashells. Some of the earliest pottery in North America was also found buried in the remains of this lost city.

The site is quite an enigma because at the time of its construction the Native Americans living in the area were simple hunters and gatherers who had yet to invent agriculture. Many scholars believe agriculture is a prerequisite for civilization. Did these simple tribal people somehow make the leap from hunting-and-gathering to civilization in a single bound producing not only a walled city but also the new technology of pottery without the benefit of agriculture? Or did an already civilized people arrive on the coast of Georgia from elsewhere and, if so, where did they come from and why? . . . Read complete report w/photos