You may have known that the Indian Treaties of 1851 and 1868 declare the Standing Rock Reservation to be much bigger than it is today, including encompassing land that the Dakota Access Pipeline is being illegally built on.
But there is a clause you might not have heard about.
That clause allows Natives to take up arms and ARREST “Bad men among the whites” who violate the treaty!
The “Bad Men” clause of the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty provides: “If bad men among the whites, or among other people subject to the authority of the United States, shall commit any wrong upon the person or property of the Indians, the United States will, upon proof made to the agent and forwarded to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs at Washington City, proceed at once to cause the offender to be arrested and punished according to the laws of the United States, and also reimburse the injured person for the loss sustained.”
Do you know what this means?
This means that the “Bad Men Among the whites” using police brutality, stealing land, breaking these treaties all in the pursuit of their imagined profit can be arrested by armed Native Americans.
This is not a call to take up arms, it is a call to educate yourself about the rights that have been promised to you by these treaties.
Remember, the U.S. Constitution itself says that treaties supersede later laws.
That means no matter what land the government later annexed from Standing Rock, that is STILL Native Land legally and constitutionally!
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