Trump supporters yelling at them, ‘Go home, go home!’ and you had these Native American protesters, activists yelling back, ‘This is my home, this is my land!’
Oglala Sioux protesters were arrested protesting against President Donald Trump’s Independence Day event at Mount Rushmore on Friday.
The protesters argued that it is their land after the Ft. Laramie Treaty of 1868, which was ratified by the U.S. Senate.
The Black Hills of South Dakota, where Mount Rushmore is located, was among the lands the tribes received to bring about an end to Red Cloud’s War, which is also known as the Bozeman Trail War.
“It is their land according to the U.S. government, according to the United States Supreme Court, which ruled in 1980 that the original Laramie Treaty of 1868 was not held up by the U.S. government, the U.S. government did not hold up their end of the bargain,” Perry reported.
“That treaty ended a lot of the conflict in the northwestern part of this country, it wasn’t even fully formed at that point, but these Black Hills were given to the Lakota people, and it was less than ten years later when people searching for gold came across these hills and the Lakota people were starved and killed and run out of these hills, and ever since then they’ve been on reservations and they’ve been fighting for their land back.”
“So you had this very ugly and frankly, very sad scene where, as folks were being taken away and they were under arrest, you had Trump supporters yelling at them, ‘Go home, go home!’ and you had these Native American protesters, activists yelling back, ‘This is my home, this is my land!’ and I think there’s just not a common understanding between the two groups of each other,” Perry explained.
I have been to Mount Rushmore several times. It's not that great. There is nothing much there as it is in the middle of nowhere.
What astounds me, is the level of complete and utter ignorance by so many Americans towards people who were on the land LONG before white man ever showed his gun totting murderous face - and they actually scream at Native Americans to ' GO HOME' - like they are from Africa or Asia or something else, when it is the white man shouting that is NOT indiginous to the USA so it is HIM - who needs to go home.
ASTOUNDING IGNORANCE BY SO MANY AMERICANS ABOUT THEIR OWN CULTURE.
SO MANY ABSOLUTELY THICK IGNORANT PEOPLE.
It REALLY saddens me.
Sadly these days, THIS IS AMERICA.
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It appears only Italy is more ignorant than the USA.
Read thjis report in the news media and it baffles me how this once great country of America can ever be taken seriously on thje world stage other than it has power, because it sure has some dumb cunts living there.
Shocking racism John, shocking how racist the USA is and always was, it was just more ' in the closet' and these pig shit ignorant Americans are now being given permission by Trump to be racist and abusers and he is to blame. Good read., thanks
John: Love your weekly Blog and we all read it here in Northern California. I write to tell you that there are millions in America who opose Trump and the pig shit ignorant red necks he has allowed out of the crawl space between the garbage and the sewer. Millions are disgusted at many of our own people and millions cringe deeply whenever we hear about this murdering mad man Trump, thousands ill with Covid because he wants toi open everything too quickly.
These gun totting assholes are not something we are proud pof and with luck, come Novemberm, we can start to get things beck toi decency again.
Ashamed to be an American. John and Joseph.