Taking a Stand – Lakota Way of life and Poverty

Lakota people

There are so many things that the American government do us to us Native people and still are doing. Like keeping us in Poverty, Genocide and Oppression. Which i try to educate the world about. As we as natives were written out of history. They never told the real truth about what they did to us. Or how they keep us. And what can be done to help this.This is the 21st century. Why are the Lakota people living in 3rd world conditions? We desreve to be treated fare. Don’t you think? We have to fully re-educate the world about the Naitves. As we were written out of history from the world. The American goverment LIED to everyone about everything they have ever done to us. Why? because who wants to admitt for something so horrible. They want to justicefy for stealing our lands. And not to mention the horrible treatment of my ansector and the people of today. For thousands or should i say millions of INNOCENT lives lost.

What kinda of justice do we deserve. I don’t think we need to live in Poverty any more, we need economical development here. So the lakota oyate people can help bring them selves out of poverty. It is crutical to our exsistence. Crutical to our way of life. Which is so beautiful in many ways. Such as our culture and spirituality, our language, our dances, our kinship, and our beliefs. They say that Wounded Knee was one of that last fights between the US. Goverments but the failed to remember 1973 wounded knee. And any other nessecry date again.

The Lakota people don’t chose to live in poverty it is something that we are born into. Alot of the little children don’t understand why they have to live like this. They don’t unerstand that’s it’s not their fault. They don’t understand Genocide and oppression or Povery. They innocent children of creator. It saddens my heart to see my people have to suffer like this. I ask my self time after time how can i help. What can i do as a Lakota women of the Oyate? As i am in the struggle with them. We have our spirituality alive, we pray and give our flesh so that one day their will be healing and our people don’t have to hurt any more.

Why do the lakota people have to live in poverty genocide and oppression. The world needs to wake up and see the real truth. We do try to get out of this poverty and every step we take there they are again. And i need not to say as you already know who they are. The Lakota people faught so hard as the world knows. As we stilldo today. We as the lakota Nation chose to keep our rights.

We are poor because we fight for eqaulity. We are constantly punished for that. As are our leaders. Like Uncle Leonerd Peltier. We chose to stand our ground and not sell our rights. And we would lay down our lives for this belief. They American goverment wants us to be scared that is why they keep uncle Leonard in jail. They want us to know that if we try to make a stand this is were we will be also. It’s sad that they treat us like this what have we done wrong to this country?… It was Ours as Native nations to take care of and love. Now that we are not the gaurdians look what is happening. Our mother Earth is being destroyed all in the name of progress and MONEY!

It is time now for healing to come from all colors of people and races and nations. We need to work togather to better the lives of our future generations. We need to help one another with out judgment. As i am only human so are you. No matter our skin color we could live off of one anothers heart. What does that say?.. That we are all the same. Does material well really seperate us as humans? A poor man could give his heart to a rich man. And he would live!


“I was hostile to the white man…We preferred hunting to a life of idleness on our reservations. At times i heardmy people did not get enough to eat and we were not allowed to hunt. All we wanted was peace and to be let alone. Soldiers came…in the winter..and destroyed our villages. Then Long Hair (Custer) came…They said we massacred him, but he would have done the same to us. Our first impulse was to escape…but we were so hemmed in we had to fight. After that I lived in peace, but the government would not let me alone. I was not allowed to remain quiet. I was tired of fighting. All we want is to live in peace as the creator intended for us…They tried to confine me..and a soldier ran his bayonet into me. I fear for my people. These are my Last words. I have spoken” Quote By Tasunka Witko (CRAZY HOSRE)

“We did not ask you white men to come here. The Great Spirit gave us this country as a home. You had yours. We did not interfere with you. The Great Spirit gave us plenty of land to live on, and buffalo, deer, antelope and other game. But you have come here; you are taking my land from me; you are killing off our game, so it is hard for us to live. Now, you tell us to work for a living, but the Great Spirit did not make us to work, but to live by hunting. You white men can work if you want to. We do not interfere with you, and again you say why do you not become civilized? We do not want your civilization! We would live as our fathers did, and their fathers before them.” . . . . Sitting Bull

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