American Indian children of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Sioux nations are being removed from their homes by state officials under cover of law.
The forcible removal of children from their families recalls events of the 19th century when thousands of Indian children were legally abducted from their homes by U.S. soldiers and sent to boarding schools in a program justified by a genocidal philosophy of “Kill the Indian, Save the Man.”
Modern Genocide in South Dakota
Genocide is not too strong a term for what is now happening in South Dakota. The huge, shocking violation of legal and human rights being carried out by the state is tantamount to genocide against the Native American nations, the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Sioux, residing within its borders.
Recently, after South Dakota’s genocidal snatching of Native children received wide publicity, one of the state’s newspapers saddled up and charged out in the best cavalry style of the Old West cinemas to protect the circled wagons of the Department of Social Services (DSS).