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Treaties Made, Treaties Broken

Kelly wrote that colonization created the condition of poverty on many American Indian reservations today.  Many Americans have misperceptions that poverty should not exist on reservations because Native people’s basic needs are taken care of under treaties.

Over 500 treaties were made with American Indian tribes, primarily for land cessations, but 500 treaties were also broken, changed or nullified when it served the government’s interests.

The video below about policies toward the Lakota gives many examples of this, and the practice was not limited to tribes in the Plains. It is also true that some tribes have no treaties and many tribes remain unrecognized as tribes by the federal government which leaves them without reservation trust land and federal programming. The fact is that many Native American people are suffering and we should all care about that.

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15 Comments

  1. Posted August 18, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    I concur, U.S. has a long history of such broken treaties and after they have made the natives dependants, they have tend to pull the plug and slowly complicate our share of the promised proposal.Once they're in, they never leave and we as a people gradually lose our identity and cultural respect.Keep the power of owning your land and the rights of your offsprings in the coming generations…….

  2. Posted September 8, 2012 at 3:27 am | Permalink

    It’s much easier to undesrtnad when you put it that way!

  3. Posted October 10, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    THANKS FOR THE INFO…THIS IS WHY I HATE THIS SO CALLED AMERICA..

    • Posted October 10, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

      I DID SOME RESEARCH, SOME 500 TREATIES WERE MADE AND THE U S GOVT. BROKE THEM ALL. THEY ARE TRYING TO BREAK ONE WITH THE HOPI FOR WATER RIGHTS SO THEY CAN FRACK FOR OIL AND DESTROY MORE OF OUR AMERICA,…

  4. Brendan W.
    Posted October 10, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    What I wonder is why doesn’t Oprah go to
    Pine Ridge? Please send that message to this
    america’s wealthiest. I am on Medicarw & medicade
    due to a spinal cord injury. I can see the
    problem but those in there ivory towers, actors
    who say I give to the aspca thats fine but what
    about the human beings that America has forgotten.
    Where is the special interest there. John Trudell
    can’t do it all. We must spread the word.
    WE THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE AND BY THE PEOPLE.
    I believe in that. Its election time. I think our best
    chance is our current Presiident Obama. Please send this
    message far and loud.

    • Brendan W.
      Posted October 10, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

      I’m sorry if I offended anyone with a couple of my
      comments.

  5. Jeremy Johnson
    Posted October 15, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

    Here's proof that politics is a vain, selfish pursuit. 500 treaties made and 500 broken when people in office were voted out…

  6. Posted October 20, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    The cause of Poverty is the iron-wrong system that was implement since day 1 to decapitate and handicapped the already poor and oppressed groups, mainly African Americans, Native Americans, Mexicans Americans, Hispanics and other Minority groups. The Constitution was written initially to benefit the white powerful and rich citizens, mainly whites. Douglas in his debate at Springfield Ill. with Lincoln, quoted "The Constitution was not written to include Blacks". Since then the Constitution has been challenged by trying to perfect it has time go along, the trouble is though, it is not be perfected fast enough to accommodate the needs of the present time. untill the Constitution is corrected in a more expedient term things will be too slow to justify and Poverty will be the down fall of a great nation.

  7. Posted November 7, 2012 at 4:37 am | Permalink

    YIKESSSSS

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  11. Peter Parkin
    Posted April 28, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    This presumably is the same American government that is lecturing Israel about giving up lands to the Palestinians and tried lecturing the UK about dealing with the Northern Ireland problem.

    Go look at the plank in your own eye before you help to take the speck out of mine.

  12. Posted June 5, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    maybe the forefathers missed the memo to accommodate every non white people on the planet. Or…….like them they were concerned with THEIR posterity.

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