6 thoughts on “Wounded Knee

  1. My question too. What’s the context?
    The report is not very comprehensive.

  2. 1. Don’t land on sacred Indian ground.
    2. And especially don’t send the 7th Calvary, who slaughtered the people who are buried there.

  3. Genocide is the US’s code. They have tried to kill every single Iraqi, too. This is the mind set of the 1%ers, we want it, we take it and get rid of YOU.

  4. Susie, that only answers why they shouldn’t have done it, not why they did it. What was the reason, manufactured or otherwise?

  5. I’ve been googling today to check for any MCM (Mainstream Corporate Media) coverage of the helicopters incident. Still can’t find anything so far.

    But this did come up: The IRS took and then auctioned off over 7000 acres of tribal land to pay for back employment taxes this past December (yes, under the Obama administration).

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has auctioned off 7,100 acres of land belonging to the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe in central South Dakota, one of the most impoverished reservations in the United States.

    The land was sold on Thursday in a bold but hardly shocking attempt by the IRS to recover $3.1 million in federal employment taxes, penalty charges and interest that was owed by the Tribe.

    According to a recent lawsuit filed by the tribe, the IRS acted unlawfully because the land is owned by Crow Creek Tribal Farms Inc., a corporation formed under Tribal law.

    The lawsuit further contends that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) misinformed the tribe, telling them “that, because it was a federally recognized Tribe, it was not necessary to pay federal employment taxes.”

    “It’s very disgraceful, very shameful. It’s devastating to us,” said Tribal Chairman Brandon Sazue, who was in attendance at the auction. “Our land is never for sale.”

    In addition to this, the land is a part of the Crow Creek Indian Reservation, which was established by the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie.

    As Woody Guthrie wrote, “some rob you with a six-gun, some with a fountain pen.”

    But, why were the 7th Cav helicopters flying to Wounded Knee??

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