Thursday, January 08, 2009

Lakota Elder Russell Means: "Palestinians are the American Indians of the Middle East"

On December 29, 1890, during the Massacre at Wounded Knee, over 200 children, women, and men of the Lakotah Sioux were shot and killed at point blank range by the United States military. This occurred after the United States government had already reneged on several treaties with the Lakotah, stolen their land, rounded them up into several non-contiguous reservations concentration camps and then cut off their food supply. Does any of this sound familiar to those listening to what's going on in Gaza right now?

In this video, Chief Elder Russell Means of the Republic of the Lakotah discusses how Palestinians have become the American Indians of the Middle East.

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