Roberta Blackgoat’s impassioned pleas to stay on the land she and her mother and grandmother and great-grandmother, etc., have dwelled on for centuries really spoke to me.
Here is a good history of what has happened. What would we do without John McCain pushing people around and wanting to start wars at the drop of a hat?
I found a powerpoint on the history, too.
It’s really important to distinguish the Tribal Councils from the traditionals–the traditionals would never, ever *think* of selling their land, or digging the coal out of the ground, or any of the other toxic stuff.