Supporters of Donald Trump have a serious issue of entitlement. At least that was the case on Friday when they were yelling at Oglala Sioux protesters to “go home” for protesting against Trump’s Independence Day event at Mount Rushmore. The protesters argued that it is their land after the Ft. Laramie Treaty of 1868, which was ratified by the U.S. Senate. The Black Hills of South Dakota, which is where Mount Rushmore is located, was among the lands the tribes received to bring about an end to Red Cloud’s War.
“It is their land according to the U.S. government, according to the United States Supreme Court, which ruled in 1980 that the original Laramie Treaty of 1868 was not held up by the U.S. government, the U.S. government did not hold up their end of the bargain,” Perry reported. “That treaty ended a lot of the conflict in the northwestern part of this country, it wasn’t even fully formed at that point, but these Black Hills were given to the Lakota people, and it was less than ten years later when people searching for gold came across these hills and the Lakota people were starved and killed and run out of these hills, and ever since then they’ve been on reservations and they’ve been fighting for their land back.”Daily Boulder Trump Supporters Yell ‘Go Home!’ At Native Americans Protesting Trump’s Speech In Their Land