A Teaching from Tecumseh

"So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and nothing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home."

This Site is back on line to continue to educate the public about Lakota History. I also hope to inform all of other resources that are available and to present a forum for Indian and Non-Indian people to gather together. I hope you find these pages informative and useful.

At present I am in the process of updating the site.

While I fully intend to continue presenting the history and past of the Lakota, I also believe that the time has come to use this site as a forum for all that is wrong in Indian Country today. I still believe that the way for us to assert our God given rights is through the education of the non-Indian peoples to make them aware of the fact that very little has changed since the late 1800's.

The government still wants us to "go away", by whatever methods they can get away with. The "settlers" still want our lands and will use whatever means they can to get them. It still goes on today and will continue to go on until either the populace says enough and votes the legislators taking the special interest money from the miners and the ranchers and other business interests out of office.

A politicians main concern today is not "public service", nor is it based on justice nor truth. It is based solely on being re-elected and what will get them another term in office. Their actions are based on What they think people think" and they are so out of touch and centered in on their own personal agendas, they do not have a clue as to what their constituency wants them to do, and in fact they could care less. They will deceive, manipulate, lie, and yes, walk over the rights of the average citizen if it suits their purpose.

The easiest way to achieve an agenda is to take a minority and make them the villains, the problem. Indians have always been targets. Even today, the Bureau of Land Management sucks up to the big businesses and corporate giants that want our lands for the mineral rights. All these politicians who were against gambling on "moral" grounds are now backing casinos by non Indians and trying to change the laws (which were actually treaty agreements that were broken years ago) because the Indians are "getting rich". Like I said, they don't have a clue. The pitiful thing is that these "public servants" use "God" and "morality" as catch phrases to justify their greed. What Thomas Jefferson called "Manifest Destiny" (The God given right to develop and expand this country by whatever means necessary with God's approval) was in fact a justification for the theft of our lands, the genocide of our people, and the near extinction of the Buffalo to achieve their goals. They "outlawed" our religion, this very Nation that was founded on freedom from religious persecution. So be not deceived, politicians act out of personal agenda's and greed, not justice or truth.

Our current president has pulled out of the treaty for global warming (The US is the biggest contributor to global warming), will not join the ban on land mines (US companies are the major manufacturers of land mines), pulled out of the nuclear weapons treaty (The US has the most and out powers everyone). Surprised? If you are, you're incredibly stupid or naive. The United States has a record of breaking treaties. If you don't believe that, just ask an Indian.

Look at the US policies, to bully the world into doing the things that will most benefit the United States. Why? Because the US has the upper hand. The largest collection of weapons of mass destruction in the world and high tech means to deliver them.

911 happened because this country imposes it's will upon other countries, based not on what is best for those countries nor it's people, but what is best for Big Business here in the US. Our politicians are bought by the business interests. The terrorists are using the only weapon they have. They cannot openly challenge the "bully". I do not condone, nor support their actions, but I do understand them.

The greater crime is that the politicians are using it as a "reason" to enact legislation that violates the principles that this country was founded upon. Oren Hatch could not wait to try to reintroduce legislation that had been voted down in the past.

Our appointed (not elected) Attorney General lost an election to a dead man, in his home state. He is on record in his home state for a remark about the bombing of abortion clinics (he does not view it as a crime). So I guess what is terrorism and what isn't is based on the views of those who are in power.

Look at Leonard, all appeals found that the information presented in his case was true. That in most cases the government had lied, tampered with evidence, or coaxed people to commit perjury in testifying against Leonard. Yet, in spite of the facts, it was the ruling of the court that it would not have affected the verdict! Do you realize that the court is slapping every American in the face? That it knows that you know that what it is doing is wrong, and that it doesn't care!

It is time for all of us, Indian and non-Indian, Black, white, yellow or red. Christian, Muslim, Jew, Indian, or Buddhist to band together and stand together against the injustices and crimes (Yes, CRIMES) being committed by the elected officials and corporate heads of this country.

I often hear, "Why not just adapt? Be like us." Because I don't want to be like you. What right does anyone have to assume that another person should be like them? I personally think that if everyone were like me, this world would be a better, safer place, but that's MY opinion. It does not give me the right to try to make everyone like me. Hell. if being like "them" is so great, how come the worlds is so screwed up? Think about it. I like who I am. I have principles which I do not compromise, even when it is painful.

Greatest man of the past century was Muhammad Ali. He stood up for what he believed in, sacrificed the prime of his career because of the oppression of the government, was willing to lose his freedom rather then compromise his principals. There stood Principle, courage and dignity. There is not a politician in the world that could carry his bag. May all of us have the courage and principal that he had.

There were others like him, in history. Their names were Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Geronimo, Tecumseh, Joseph, Black hawk, Pontiac, Russell Means, Leonard Peltier, Dennis Banks, and many, many more.

So, stay tuned, as time marches forward, this website will present the issues and the injustices that are occuring as we speak. To be informed is to be armed. To stand and fight for justice for everyone ensures justice for you. Come in out of the wilderness, bring your voices and your opinions and above all your votes. Those are the weapons of the millinium.