The Largest Mass Execution in U.S. History


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Transcript:
i did talk about the the founding fathers
you know and I lived in the state of south dakota right i grew up there
and I see Mt. Rushmore
the four founding fathers one of them anyway
jefferson washington lincoln and uh... whats the other one roosevelt modern-day founding father
right
each of them we can name
we teach our children it's like okay
george washington he's the village burner
he ordered his army the continental congress army
to go and kill every indian that is has a village in up and along the
missouri uh... the
mohawk river
and in the state of new york in this area any native you put a bounty out on them and you
give them you know the
males the bigger bounty and if you get them bring the skins here
when we go on and on and on jefferson also called hunt them down like the wolf
he excluded native people as he is writing stealing the words from the iroqouis
people
teddy roosevelt
nationalized over fifty two million acres to make national parks and he took those away from reservations
in the early part of the nineteen hundreds
um... who's left lincoln
signed the emancipation proclamation
the same day
he signed
this country's largest mass execution of thirty eight dakota men for
supposedly stealing a cow that wandered on to
their given reservation boundaries
and uh... the dakota said we're sorry we didn't know it didn't have a brand and we thought
it was we were hungry we were starving at the time so the native people gathered about
forty other
skinny cattle as well and gave it to the one former that one farmer wanted justice
he says i want the man
i don't want the cows
so all of them said I am guilty
so their army came down and that sort of war came along and in the end over five
hundred were indicted
so lincoln signed well let's only hang thirty eight of them
they all hung at the same time in mankato minnesota so these are you know the ideas
that people are are
holding up as well forget about what we did to the indians or the native people let's hold
what this freedom and caring for loving our our fellow men is based upon
but let's not talk about the tree roots people
let's talk about what we can change as far grassroots movement is concerned
we're not concerned about
having a graveyard still under the u_s_ capitol building with the lenni lenape bones
the graveyard still on that
that that hill of where the u_s_ capitol building let's not talk about this was a burial mound sacred
to the indians still there it's still there
it's proven it's still there so if people want proof anything I say can be
picked up in a book