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EPA overrides Congress, hands over town to Indian tribes | The Daily Caller

Note: Have you ever heard of the Law of Reciprocity? Well apparently the whites of Wyoming have not nor do they wish to follow it as usual. However they are now finding out what it feels like to have what they considered theirs taken away from them. Very much like what they did to the Native People a 100 years or so ago. Greed is never permanently rewarded no matter what your color. If you do wrong it’s going to come back on you. Leave no footprints…… “What goes around, comes around!” - Redhawk
Have you heard the story of the residents of Riverton, Wyo.? One day they were Wyomingans, the next they were members of the Wind River tribes — after the Environmental Protection Agency declared the town part of the Wind River Indian Reservation, undoing a 1905 law passed by Congress and angering state officials.

The surprise decision was made by officials of the EPA, the Department of Interior, and Department of Justi…

Tiny Horrors: A Chilling Reminder of How Cruel Assimilation Was—And Is

Tiny Horrors: A Chilling Reminder of How Cruel
Assimilation Was—And Is

For such small objects, the child’s handcuffs are surprisingly heavy when cradled in the palms of one’s hand. Although now rusted from years of disuse, they still convey the horror of their brutal purpose, which was to restrain Native children who were being brought to boarding schools. “I felt the weight of their metal on my heart,” said Jessica Lackey of the Cherokee tribe as she described holding the handcuffs for the first time.
Lackey, an alumnus of Haskell Indian Nations University, was working at the school’s Cultural Center & Museum when the handcuffs were unwrapped last spring after being kept in storage for several years. I had heard rumors about the existence of the handcuffs during visits to Haskell over the years and had made numerous inquiries to school authorities about them, but people seemed very reluctant to discuss this touchy artifact. This past summer, however, Haskell agreed to allow a pu…