Lakota Indians SECEDE
A few years back I remember telling some friends that, in 15 years or so, the United States territorially would not be quite the same that it is today.
In perhaps the first act of this process, descendants of American Indian chiefs Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse yesterday declared their independence from the United States, withdrawing from 150-year-old treaties with the federal government.
Russell Means, an Indian rights activist, travelled to the State Department in Washington, DC to deliver the message, "We are no longer citizens of the United States of America."
The Lakota territory includes parts of Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming and will be issuing passports, drivers' licenses and would not tax its citizens.
Oh, I hate to think about how this one might go down.
In fact, I believe it was actually December 20, 1860 when this tribe with rather strange customs called South Carolina decided to tell the Federal Government what to go do with itself. A few months later they started lobbing ordnance at Ft. Sumter and we KNOW how that one turned out ...
On the other hand ...
Doing a little more careful research - who exactly does this Russell Means represent anyway??
Lakota Freedom Delegation
Freedom! Lakota Sioux Indians Declare Sovereign Nation Status - Lakota Freedom / CommonDreams.org
Russell Means Challenging 150 years of Broken Treaties - Third Party Watch
MSM Exaggerates American Indians Claims of Seceding From USA - NewsBusters
Lakota Sioux Declare Sovereignty - UN Observer
Land War: Lakota Indians Tribe Secedes, to File Liens on 'Stolen' Land - The National Ledger