Remember The Massacre At Wounded Knee

by Peter Cole written for Jacobinmag. On this day in 1890, the US Army murdered as many as 300 Native American men, women, and children. As dawn appeared on December 29, 1890, about 350 Lakota Indians awoke, having been forced by the US Army to camp the night before alongside the Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota. The US Cavalry’s 7th Regiment had “escorted” them there the day prior and, now, surrounded the Indians with the intent to arrest Chief Big Foot (also called Spotted Elk) and disarm the warriors. When a disagreement erupted, army soldiers opened fire, including with Hotchkiss machine guns. Within minutes, hundreds of children, men, and women were shot down. Perhaps as many as three hundred killed and scores wounded that morning. Few Americans now know that the deadliest shootings in US history were massacres of native peoples. Today is the anniversary of the largest such massacre. […] Read More

CENSORED NEWS: DOGS SIC’ED ON NATIVE AMERICAN PEACEFUL PROTESTORS

Dakota Access Pipeline: Private Security Militants deployed vicious attack dogs, pepper spray and physical assaults against the sacred water protectors ! No MAINSTREAM MEDIA COVERAGE !   http://wearechange.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/George-Lamberis-Lamberis-George-facebook_1283592088319074.mp4 Breaking News Project Contact: Cody Hall Organization: Red Warrior Camp Email Address: RedWarriorCamp@gmail.com http://wearechange.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/George-Lamberis-Lamberis-George-facebook_1159672797437258.mp4 private security contractors hired by the oil companies attacked the water defenders with strike dogs and pepper spray as they attempted (and succeeded) to halt construction on sacred land. #NoDAPL #StandingRock #pipelinefighter #waterissacred #northdakota at Sacred Stone Camp. ABOVE IMAGE Cannon Ball River, North Dakota — 1851 Ft. Laramie Treaty Territory — Today, as we offered prayers to commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the Whitestone Hill Massacre against the Ihanktonwan Dakota peoples on the banks of the Cannon Ball River, a call to action was made to stand and block bulldozers as they plowed through an area containing ancient burial and cultural sites. At approximately 3 p.m., water protectors successfully stopped Dakota Access pipeline construction […] Read More

‘Bomb train’ derails in North Dakota, explosion forces village evacuation

A train carrying crude oil through Wells County, North Dakota has derailed. At least six rail cars have caught fire, sending thick, black plumes of smoke billowing into the sky. The village of Heimdal and nearby farms have been evacuated. “The [Federal Railroad Administration] has deployed a ten person investigation team to the site and will be conducting a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident,” Acting Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah Feinberg said in a statement. The BNSF Railway oil tanker derailed around 7:30 a.m. local time, Wells County Emergency Manager Tammy Roehrich said, the Grand Forks Herald reported. Emergency crews from several fire departments across the region have responded, as well as hazardous materials teams from Devils Lakes and Grand Forks, Cecily Fong, public information officer for the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, said. The train’s engine and some of the attached cars were decoupled and […] Read More

THE DOG AND THE WOLF

“In the 1920’s, the Ross Island Meat packing Company of North Dakota paid a little publicized bounty of eight dollars on German Shepards, a popular breed of dog in the Northern Plains at the time… and often responsible for killing cattle… the slaughter of which was invariably blamed on wolves.” (Barry Lopez – Of Wolves and Men) Discouraged after an unsuccessful day of hunting,  a hungry Wolf came on a well-fed Mastiff.  He could see that the Dog was having a better time of it than he was  and he inquired what the Dog had to do to stay so well fed.  “Very little, ” said the Dog. “Just drive away beggars,  guard the house, show fondness to the master,  be submissive to the rest of the family  and you are well fed and warmly lodged.” The Wolf thought this over carefully. He risked his own life almost daily, had to […] Read More