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Holly
15-12-2011, 07:13 AM
Today in history: 15 December 1890

Sitting Bull was a Lakota Sioux holy man who led his people as a tribal chief during years of resistance to United States government policies. Born near the Grand River in Dakota Territory, he was killed by Indian agency police on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation during an attempt to arrest him and prevent him from supporting the Ghost Dance movement.

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The Ghost Dance was a new religious movement which was incorporated into numerous Native American belief systems. The traditional ritual used in the Ghost Dance, the circle dance, has been used by many Native Americans since prehistoric times. The chief figure in the movement was the prophet of peace, Jack Wilson, known as Wovoka among the Paiute. He prophesied a peaceful end to white expansion while preaching goals of clean living, an honest life, and cross-cultural cooperation by Native Americans. Practice of the Ghost Dance movement was believed to have contributed to Lakota resistance. In the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890, U.S. Army forces killed at least 153 Lakota Sioux.

Native American Spirits - Ghost Dance Movement - YouTube

TotalMayhem
15-12-2011, 12:17 PM
In the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890, U.S. Army forces killed at least 153 Lakota Sioux.

“Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men”

Holly
15-12-2011, 01:31 PM
“Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men”

Some say Wounded Knee was a payback for Little Big Horn.

TotalMayhem
15-12-2011, 01:38 PM
Dee Brown claims the number of slain to be at least twice as high.

Binn Beal
15-12-2011, 02:09 PM
The title of this thread is contradicted in the text.

Indian Police is not the same as Indian Agency Police anymore than you could say Irish soldiers are killing people in Afghanistan when you mean Irish regiment soldiers of the British Army.

TotalMayhem
15-12-2011, 02:22 PM
Indeed, "murdered execution style by a traitor" would be a rather more appropriate headline.

The official cynicism, referring to these thugs as "police officers", is very much alive today.

Holly
15-12-2011, 03:16 PM
The title of this thread is contradicted in the text.
The Indian Police did indeed kill Sitting Bull


Indian Police is not the same as Indian Agency Police anymore than you could say Irish soldiers are killing people in Afghanistan when you mean Irish regiment soldiers of the British Army.
There is no distinction. The United States Indian Police (USIP) were organized in 1880 by John Q. Tufts the Indian Commissioner in Muskogee, Indian Territory, to police the Five Civilized Tribes. The USIP recruited many of their police officers from the ranks of the existing Indian Lighthorsemen. Unlike the Lighthorse who were under the direction of the individual tribe, the USIP was under the direction of the Indian agent assigned to the Union Agency. Many of the US Indian police officers were given Deputy US Marshal commissions that allowed them to cross jurisdictional boundaries and also to arrest non-Indians.

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Indian Police Badge in use at the time of the killing of Sitting Bull

TotalMayhem
15-12-2011, 04:33 PM
You always find someone, willing to rat out their own for 30 pieces of silver (or a flashy badge), the Germans called them "kapos".

5intheface
15-12-2011, 06:25 PM
Roxy Gordon's finest piece;

Hank Williams was an Indian,
John Kennedy was not.

Chuck Berry is an Indian,
Michael Jackson ain't.

Street people are Indians,
presidents ain't.

Pancho Villa was an Indian,
Che Guevara was not.

Los Angeles is an Indian,
New York City ain't.

Africa is an Indian,
Europe ain't.

Baseball is an Indian,
football ain't.

Crazy Horse was an Indian,
Custer ain't.

Sitting Bull was an Indian,
so were the Indian policemen who killed him.

Poetry is an Indian,
journalism ain't and
proper punctuation ain't.

Circles are Indian,
random lines are Indians.
Straight lines ain't.

Red meat is an Indian,
corn is an Indian,
potatoes are Indian,
fry bread is Indian.
Health food stores try
hard to be Indian.

Living is Indian,
expecting to live forever ain't.