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The Hidden Massacre of WhiteClay

Society & Culture  (tags: Whiteclay, Lakota Indians, Nebraska, Petition, illegal alcohol sales, massacre, destruction, shameful, South Dakota )

- 2339 days ago -
Whiteclay extension was incorporated into the Pine Ridge reservation by 2 acts of Congress, Theodore Roosevelt's executive order removing this was illegal in 1904. Illegal sale of alcohol to Pine Ridge residents started immediately upon removal of this.


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Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 2:06 pm
In 1882 U.S. President Chester A. Arthur decreed by executive order a fifty-square-mile buffer zone in Nebraska south of the Pine Ridge Agency in South Dakota at the urging of the U.S. Indian Agent and Oglala Lakota elders, for the protection of reservation residents from illegal whiskey peddlers operating in this area.

In 1904 President Theodore Roosevelt by executive order placed 49 of the 50 square miles of the White Clay Extension into the public domain, precipitating a land grab by white settlers, without representing that the original need for the buffer zone had ceased to exist.

These acts were carried out over protests by Oglala Lakota elders, the Indian Agent and other concerned white residents of the area that the need indeed remained. Since the Whiteclay extension was incorporated into the Pine Ridge reservation by 2 acts of Congress, Theodore Roosevelt’s executive order was illegal.

Illegal sales of alcohol to Pine Ridge residents began almost immediately and continue.

Please join in signing this petition to extend the border of Pine Ridge to include the Whiteclay extension. An executive order by the president to do so would effectively make alcohol sales in Whiteclay illegal. According to former South Dakota senator James Abourezk, “President Obama could right a century of wrongs by re-establishing the buffer zone."

I know many no longer sign the petitions but I can find no other on this, please watch the video and then consider adding your name. Even if you do not wish to sign, please watch the video. Can't the United States do better than this for the people who live in such dire circumstances? They were a thriving people until the Federal Government came along and destroyed and stole almost all they had.

The photo I used, Debra White Plume is holding a sign that reads a Sober Indian is a Dangerous Indian. Meaning when the Indian sobers up they then start to educate themselves, gain clarity and ask for their rights to be honored. But if they are Kept sick, poor, and out of their minds, then the Indian issue becomes easier for the Federal Government to deal with. If they drink themselves to death the Indian problem really becomes easy to deal with, no Indians no problem; genocide complete.
Petition to President Obama Return the WhiteClay Extention Back to The Oglala


Kit B (276)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 3:23 pm

Signed - and shared.

257 signatures

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 4:17 pm
signed and shared, thanks Dandelion

Apolonia Pl (392)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 4:38 pm
Signed #260...

Petra M (259)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 4:48 pm
terrible... noted!

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 5:32 pm
Gladly signed & noted. Thanks, Dandelion.

Mary T (178)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 6:28 pm
Thanks Dandelion, Yes I do think that the United States should do a lot better for these people, Sadly noted and already signed and shared the petition.

Julian Robert Gonzalez (112)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 6:48 pm
Stop the genocide of Native Americans.
S&N and will share.
Thx Dandelion

Ellen G (322)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 6:49 pm

SuSanne P (193)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 7:16 pm
Sign this petition
with 266 supporters
Thank you Dandelion. These statistics are staggering and sobering.

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 7:47 pm
absolutely signed, thx Sheryl. This is the Gaza of the US, fighting for them will have to be done by all Americans.

Devon Leonard (54)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 10:38 pm
This is long overdue. That's why it's so important to keep our voices raised and echoing loudly thru the darkened valleys of greed, apathy, and ignorance. Signed/Thank you Dandelion............

Judy C (91)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 12:23 am
This issue is very important. As a Nebraska resident, we see Whiteclay come up in the news frequently. The merchants of misery and death need to be stopped. Signed. Thanks, Dandelion!

. (1)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 2:41 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Dandelion/

Arild Gone for now (174)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 3:19 am
Seeing the film I was filled with sorrow and anger,how can these things happen today??
Petition signed and shared on FB,I also went to their FB page and clicked on like,thanks for posting this Sheryl.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 3:30 am
signed and shared

Christeen A (303)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 3:48 am
This is horrible. Thank you for this very informative article.

Maggie Kearns (7)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 5:29 am
Thanks Dandelion! N & S. Native Americans have long been denied there rights. Gaza is different. They are run by Iran/Hamas, a terrorist organization.

Kathleen G (118)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 6:11 am
Thank you so very much Dandelion,this info needs to get out!!We have to help make things better for our Native Brothers and Sisters.The govt."Indian Wars" have never ended.We have to band together and make this stop.Many Blessings to you Dandelion.

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 6:36 am
You are so correct Judy C. in what you say, and I thank you for your continued efforts to make others aware of this ongoing tragedy being played out in full view, yet it is allowed to continue on. I thank those who took the time to view this video, sign petition, and to let others know of this.

For those on FB I appreciate the joining of their group on their for updated information and continued ways to help. By exposing the light upon this in a big way maybe the roaches will go running away. WhiteClay isn't a town, as the video states, it has nothing but liquor stores, it is only to rob the spirits of the poor and disenhearted Indian population.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 6:45 am

Mary S (1)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 6:55 am
This could be almost any Indian reservation in the United is disgraceful and the country should hang its head in shame...then get up AND DO SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE to help them. I can remember when they were allowed to have alcohol in Montana, the report was Browning, MT got 30 bars in 30 days.

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 7:08 am
There is much sadness among the various reservations, however when it comes to Pine Ridge it is unfortunately #1 for all the wrong reasons, poverty, violence, neglect, so on and so forth. Doesn't make right what happens in other places, it needs to stop all over. This is something the President could do quickly with one stroke of a pen. One President signed a document that was really illegal to do, so another President could undo this damage. Perhaps you signed petition?

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 1:25 pm
Signed with heavy heart.

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 2:11 pm
So Signed

Lisa N (204)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 2:26 pm
Thank you for signing the petition "President Barack Obama: Return the Whiteclay Extension to the Oglala Sioux Tribe" Thanks Dandelion.

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 3:01 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks Dandelion.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 4:29 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Terrie Williams (798)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 5:30 pm
#296 Signed, noted emailed and shared on FB. Hurts my heart. :(

Tamara Hayes (185)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 6:10 am
Noted, signed, twittered and shared. FB site liked. This is an ongoing tragedy and we cannot allow the nation to forget these people and brush it under the rug as our government is wont to do. Thank you for bringing this very important issue to light for those who do not know.

Liliana D (125)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 8:26 am
petition signed, noted with deep sadness

natalie n (164)
Friday November 23, 2012, 4:32 am
thanks signed, the truth must be come out.

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 3:43 pm
signed. I like change . org

Fran F (116)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 10:35 pm
Noted and signed with sadness, #312.

Edwin M (346)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 11:41 am
Noted and signed

Deborah L (70)
Friday November 30, 2012, 8:59 pm
signed and shared on Fb.
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