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by Wanbli Sapa ©
Note: So as to eliminate any possible confusion re the use of the phrases Docket 74-A and Docket 74-B.
Docket 74-A funds refer to monies linked to compensation for land stolen from the entire Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Nation.
Docket 74-B funds refer to monies paid to offset the illegal taking of the Paha Sapa (Black Hills).
As of June 6, 1996, June 6, 1996 Representative BARRETT of Nebraska has formalized his subsidization of the Santee Sioux [sic] Tribes attempt to rip-off Docket 74-A funds.
The salient points are these.
- The Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska were not signatories to the Fort Laramie Treaty 1868 or the Treaty of 1876 (the Maypenny Agreement), which stole the Black Hills, upon which Docket 74-A and Docket 74-B are based.
- This legislative effort originates from a Santee tribal council resolution asking for their share of the Docket 74-A monies. As a result of pressure brought to bear on the tribal council by traditional elders and members of the entire Lakota Nation, the Santee tribal council withdrew its resolution. Barrett, however, has continued his legislative campaign, even though nobody within the Lakota, Dakota, or Nakota Nations now are asking for money from the Docket 74-A settlement.
Assuming that this is necessary (and, it may very well not be), I ask you to visit the following sites so as to familiarize yourself with the background regarding Barretts action:
Black Hills Thievery, Part One
Black Hills Thievery, Part Two
Black Hills White Justice...a reference tome
How Wasichu Justifies The Taking of First Nations Land
Wasichu's Approach to Sovereignty
Lakota Declaration of Sovereignty