Indian Givers

They give. They give. They’re givers.

“…anyone could live in the Lakota Nation, tax free, as long as they renounce their U.S. citizenship. The nation would issue drivers licenses and passports, but each community would be independent. ‘It will be the epitome of individual liberty, with community control,’ Means said.”

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This might be one of the most interesting plays in American History in my own lifetime. According to History Books (I capitalize for emphasis on the idea of History as opposed to history), the United States government made many, many agreements with peoples of color, most of which have not been actualized.

The Native Americans, however, are sovereign, and that gives them an advantage over other groups who are still considered part of the US.

The Lakota Tribe has opportunity to ally with many countries who, with help by Bush’s machismo war stance, despise the United States. Being sovereign, the Lakota could make crops to trade with countries the United States forbids; and then of course, the US can wage tariffs against the Lakota or some other form of war, if necessary and the Lakota can respond as they find necessary.

I don’t know what will happen, but I’m interested, and will keep an eye on the story as it develops.

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