Here is the opinion in Different Horse v. Salazar and Rosebud Sioux Tribe (D. S.D.):
Different Horse DCT Order.
And the briefs:
US Motion to Dismiss Different Horse Complaint
Different Horse Response
US Reply to Different Horse Response
As a Minneconjou Tetuwan Lakota & having been educated off reserve I see this motion as a way to continue to control Tetuwan Lakota tribal Lands which were under the governmental body of the Seven Council Fires Council prior to contact.
Manifest Destiny & genocide were used against the Tetuwan Lakota to aquire & hold these lands & their mineral rights by the US Government to date, by the US Government having Tetuwan Lakota sign a treaty where no one present at the signing had the power to sign over the said lands & agree to the treaties.
The US Government have never abided by their own laws or their treaties to date, & ignore all laws which are applicable to them, otherwise the democratic process which is suppose to exist in the US, does not apply to all citizens, namely Tetuwan Lakota.
Nothing is more real than the woman’s superiority.
It is they who really maintain the tribe, the nobility of blood, the geological
tree, the order of generations and conservation of families.
In them resides all the real authority:iron health the lands, the fields and all their harvest
belong to them; they are the soul of the councils, the arbiters of peace and war,
they hold all the taxes and public treasure; it is to them that the slaves are entrusted;
they arrange the marriages; the children are under their authority; and the order of succession is founded on THEIR blood….
The Council of Elders which transacts all the business does not work for itself.
It seems that they serve only to represent and aid thewindows 2003 service pack women in the matters in which decorum does not permit the latter to appear or act….
The women choose their chiefs among their maternal brothers or their own children.
Father Joseph-Francois Lafitau
Customs of the American Indians
compared with the Customs of Primitive Times (1724)
In a realistic arguement with this most recent court ruling…the US Government went to the wrong source at the treaty signing, just because their culture was Patriarchial, our Tetuwan Siouan was not.
The US Government should have come to the Tetuwan women for any treaty signing, yet because of their European mindset & their immigrant perspective, they did not approach the real source of power within the North American continent in their Patriarchial arrogance, & failed to do their due dilligence.
You cannot have it both ways & have a true democratic process…
The US Government have taken what does not belong to them, & have justified their actions withour merit.
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