TIL that United States v. Sioux Nation of Indians (448 U.S. 371, 1980) is still an unresolved case; it deals with the United States breaking the terms of the Fort Laramie Treaty, which protected the Black Hills (in South Dakota) from white settlement.
Naturally, once someone found gold in the Black Hills, the US decided "nope ours" and forced the Lakota living there to relocate.
@noelle What would you have the US do?
@lshipley Give the land back to the Lakota. This whole thing started when the US government took land away from people, it's a little silly to get prissy about "what about the white folks who live there now?".
@noelle @lshipley Again, 2019 me would argue that they shouldn't have done it in the 1870s either.
But repeating a mistake and destroying tens of thousands of additional lives for the dubious benefit of a group of people whose grandparents weren't even alive when the first mistake was made won't fix it.
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