Friday, August 24, 2012 2:32:35 PM
@Profworm the same thing happened every where. here in Colorado we Utes where "given" rights to owr home in the rocky mountains. but when gold was found by trespassers we lost it. in 2004 Gas was found on the res and we had to fight for four yaers to keep what was owers. whats funny is i temped at QEP Resources Inc a yaers ago.
Friday, August 24, 2012 12:22:32 PM
You are correct, I was looking up the Crazy Horse memorial, not Sitting Bull. I used the wrong name. Good catch.
However, while the Lakota might not have held the black hills in the 1700s the hills were given to them under the treaty of Fort Laramie in 1868. Which lasted exactly as long as it took white people to find gold there and start violating it.
I'm not trying to sound like an expert. I had passing knowledge of all this, but I`m using this thread as an excuse to google-fu.
Friday, August 24, 2012 11:56:51 AM
"Didn't he have something to do with the area being a park and not becoming a city now?"
That may have been, but by that rational, both the artist and the major financial contributors to to Mount Rushmore should have been up there as well. He wasn`t a particularly good President, as it turns out. And the more I learn about Lincoln, the more I learn that he wasn`t all that great either. He wasn`t even a proponent of abolition, he just wanted to keep the Union together. And I can tell you that many in the North now regret having won that war.