The 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie, witnessed by 50,000 members of nine
tribal nations, can only be broken by an official declaration of an act of
war by the United States. It secured, in perpetuity, the following lands:
THE AFORESAID INDIAN NATIONS DO HEREBY RECOGNIZE AND
ACKNOWLEDGE THE FOLLOWING TRACTS COUNTRY,...
The Water Protection Camps at Standing Rock in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline project are within the treaty-recognized territory of the Oceti Sakowin (the Seven Council Fires of the Great Sioux Nation). The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, being a part of the larger Oceti Sakowin Nation, has perfect...