WHEREAS the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie was never lawfully negated, however it was violated on multiple occasions, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and all Tribes within the region outlined within the boundaries of the below map, do hereby, with good faith of character to all affected persons, gracefully & respectfully assert all assumed rights, without prejudice, beneath this Treaty and the Constitution of The United States, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding (see Article VI of The Constitution):
Amongst our Redress of Grievances, we seek to have honorable & educational standing stones (monuments) to be erected along the roadways so that people entering the region tentatively being labeled as “The Great Sioux Nation” will have knowledge & understanding as to the fact that they are, indeed, entering into the jurisdiction of such nation, & also as to how the laws differ from the laws of The United States, and as to some insight regarding the culture & traditions of the Lakota-Nakota-Dakota, & other tribal allies of The Great Plains region who are entered into the aforementioned treaty with us, that mutual understanding & appreciation might come to all people who traverse, enter, or exit said jurisdiction.
“The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.”
– Alexander Hamilton, from his second book, “The Farmer Refuted” (1775)
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