Standing Rock water protectors who have been protesting the ILLEGAL Dakota Access Pipeline have been abandoned by the mainstream media.
The major cable channels wrongly believed that the Army Corps of Engineers denying the easement permit to DAPL’s Enbridge corporation was the end of the stand off at Standing Rock.
But the very next day – as we were first to report – Enbridge issued a “F*ck you” statement to the Obama Administration and Army Corps of Engineers.
Enbridge basically said they will continue once Donald Trump is in office. As a known investor in DAPL, Trump has appointed DAPL board members to his cabinet. Enbridge is right to be confident that the president elect will serve them well.
Since then, the pipeline has continued. Police are illegally protecting a criminal corporation that is illegally drilling.
Today, on the anniversary of the MURDER of Chief Sitting Bull, water protectors marched to the illegal police barricade of Route 1806 to protest the criminal protection of the illegal drilling by the police.
In 1890, James McLaughlin, the U.S. Indian Agent at Fort Yates on Standing Rock Agency, feared that the Lakota leader was about to flee the reservation with the Ghost Dancers, so he ordered the police to arrest him.
On December 14, 1890, McLaughlin drafted a letter to Lt. Henry Bullhead (noted as Bull Head in lead), an Indian agency policeman, that included instructions and a plan to capture Sitting Bull. The plan called for the arrest to take place at dawn on December 15, and advised the use of a light spring wagon to facilitate removal before his followers could rally. Bullhead decided against using the wagon. He intended to have the police officers force Sitting Bull to mount a horse immediately after the arrest.
Around 5:30 a.m. on December 15, 39 police officers and four volunteers approached Sitting Bull’s house. They surrounded the house, knocked and entered. Lt. Bull Head told Sitting Bull that he was under arrest and led him outside.
Sitting Bull and his wife noisily stalled for time, the camp awakened and men converged at the house. As Lt. Bullhead ordered Sitting Bull to mount a horse, he said the Indian Affairs agent needed to see the chief, and then he could return to his house. When Sitting Bull refused to comply, the police used force on him. The Sioux in the village were enraged. Catch-the-Bear, a Lakota, shouldered his rifle and shot Lt. Bullhead, who reacted by firing his revolver into the chest of Sitting Bull.
Another police officer, Red Tomahawk, shot Sitting Bull in the head, and he dropped to the ground. He died between 12 and 1 p.m.
A close-quarters fight erupted, and within minutes several men were dead. The Lakota killed six policemen immediately and two more died shortly after the fight, including Lt. Bullhead. The police killed Sitting Bull and seven of his supporters at the site, along with two horses.
Watch the powerful video of the march today and help SPREAD THE WORD!