Steve Lendman has another good entry, fitting in with several of my recent posts: Fate of Lakotahs Highlights America’s Failed Native American Policies.
Anyone really interested in understanding American history, or the quest of Empire for total global domination, needs to examine our own sordid history and the treatment, slaughter and genocide of the American Indian.
The genocide and oppression continue to this day. Today, I received an email from cduhamel, who shared this story:
On July 29, 2008 during Finisia’s journey to Berry Camp, she camped along the Salmon River near Challis, Idaho, and was planting native plants along the river bank. A Forest Service officer stopped to question Finisia about her activities. She was uncooperative and was arrested for obstructing/resisting an officer.
As of August 29, 2008 Finisia is still incarcerated in the Lemhi County Jail in Salmon, Idaho.
She wrote the following open letter to the Lemhi County Court:
It’s “illegal” to live off the land in America. You can’t pick up sticks, rocks or plant native plants either. These “offenses” against Empire are punishable by jail time. Finisia has been planting native plants for decades, illegally.
She’s not the first and hopefully, never the last. This is an inspiring story well worth watching of a man that did it through two world wars, alone, persevering and creating through the sweat of his brow and decades of determination, an incredible forest that was worthy of God: