Reflections from the Ah­nish­i­nah­bæójib­way (We, the People)

March 3, 1994

The rumor is that there are two farms which are going to be bought up by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, under the Department of the Interior.  One is in Beltrami County, and one is in Clearwater County.  This land has always belonged to the Ahnishinahbæótjibway.  In 1889, it was stolen by unilateral Act of Congress on January 14, 1889, and such “cession and relinquishment [was] deemed sufficient [when] made and assented to in like manner by two-thirds of the male adults of all the Chippewa Indians in Minnesota.”  This phrase in the Nelson Act is what created the “Minnesota Chippewa Tribe,” and now these French Minnesota Chippewa Indians are at it again.

The Red Lake Chippewa Indians think that they own land, and that they are buying more land.  There are several categories of land ownership at Red Lake.  Most of the diminishing Reservation is Ahnishinahbæótjibway land which has never been sold or ceded, and which the United States Government uses the Chippewa Indians to claim—on the plat maps the Red Lake Reservation is recorded as being “owned” by the United States Government.

The other main category of land is “restored ceded lands.”  The Chippewa Indians sold this land for the Red Lake Ahnishinahbæótjibway in 1889—the land did not belong to the Chippewa Indians, and yet they sold it, and the United States Government bought it.  Then, the Chippewa Indians brought the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act onto Red Lake in 1958, under which yet another colonial government was organized by the U.S.A.  In order to get the colonial government onto Red Lake, the B.I.A. lied, and said that the eastern half of Upper Red Lake would be returned to Red Lake.  (Peter Graves and Roger Jourdain always blamed Nat Head for the alienation of this part of upper Red Lake, which was taken in Washington, D.C. in 1889.)  This was the promise, but after the I.R.A. was forced in here under false pretenses, the Indian Givers in the B.I.A. reneged on their promises, and said they were “giving back” some tax forfeit lands in Pine Island.  This is another scam—somebody in the B.I.A.’s Good Ol’ Boy network got all of the timber off of this land, and the title is held by the United States Government.

Now, the Red Lake Chippewa Indians think that they are buying land again.  The founding documents of the United States, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, define “Indians” as hostiles who are not entitled to representation in the U.S. Government, nor civil rights except those provided under the Rules of War.  Because the United States Constitution refers to “Indians not taxed” in Article I, Section 2, and in the 14th Amendment, Section 2, the logical extension in crooked English is that since Indians do not pay taxes, they will not be permitted to own land or other taxable property.  The way in which the White Earth Land Settlement Act unilaterally settled some of the so-called “clouded title” at White Earth in favor of the Pure-Whites, discriminating against the allottees at White Earth because they had “tainted blood”—some of them 1/32 or less non-White blood, is an example of how this works.

What’s really happening is that the United States Government is using the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians as a conduit through which to “buy land” for the United States Government.  The United States Department of the Interior holds the sovereignty of the “Sovereign Indian Nations,” whose members are wards of the U.S. Government, under Trusteeship.  Under the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution, Indians cannot own land or have any representation in the U.S. Congress.

This is Aboriginal Indigenous land, and there has never been any such thing as “Indian land.”  Before the Treaties were ever signed, the land was already claimed by the United States Government.  The Indians were used by the U.S. as an intermediary so that the élite could keep their lily-white hands clean, as they used their low-class European Indians (all of whom have White patrilines) to steal from the Aboriginal Indigenous people.


The news media has had a number of stories recently about a Constitutional Amendment to balance the U.S. Budget.  In December of 1889, President Harrison’s message to Congress dealt at length about the problem of a $5,000,000.00 surplus in the U.S. budget, and “Congress was urged to take measures to reduce the revenues.”  A little more than a hundred years later, the United States Government has an enormous deficit, and people are talking about a “Balanced Budget Amendment” to the U.S. Constitution.  The U.S. Congress already has the authority to balance the budget.  There is an urgent need for a Constitutional amendment to keep the patriots and the elected politicians from pilfering, plundering and raiding the U.S. treasury.


Ms. Bobbit was recently sentenced to the crazy-house for counselling and treatment.  The all-male staff got nervous—they had never handled her kind of case before.  There was no precedent, and they didn’t want to create one, so they released her.  According to reports, she is going to write a book.  I think what she’s writing is a cookbook.  One of the recipes goes like this: you do your shopping at the butcher shop.  When you get home, take out your cutting board, and get a very sharp knife, and then you take one weenie, and you cut it in half.  Rumor is, Ms. Bobbit’s husband used to sing baritone, but he’s now a soprano.  The doctors say that he is recovering from his “small incident,” and everything will be fully functional within two years, although he will be short an inch.  Hey guys, isn’t that normal?


Years ago, everyone in the rural areas used to shop by mail.  A person could get everything they needed from the catalog, and some of the old bachelors even got mail-order brides.  (But I never heard of any old maids getting husbands from the catalog, although maybe they did.)  At that time, there was no indoor plumbing.

In the fall of the year, everything had turned brown.  This former horse pasture, which was no longer used for grazing, was full of tall grass and weeds.  The old Indian had put his out-house in the middle of the pasture when he still had horses, but now, surrounded by all of the dry weeds, it was a fire hazard.  Some kids set fire to the dry grass, and everything went up in smoke, including the old man’s outhouse.  The B.I.A. fire department was notified, but they didn’t arrive until late the next day, after they had gotten approval from the Secretary of the Interior’s office in Washington.  The next morning while he was surveying his misfortune, the old man remarked to his friend who had come to visit, “Ta-yah! Niij, and I just put a new catalog in there.”

My telephone number is (218) 679-2382 and my mailing address is P.O. Box 484, Bemidji, MN 56601.


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