These superintendents and agents, plus other personnel within the United States War Department assigned to deal with Indian matters, reported to the Secretary of War. They were not, however, organized as a unit until 1824, when Secretary of War John C. Calhoun administratively established an Office of Indian Affairs. It was not until 1834 that Congress formally created the Indian Department within the War Department. In 1849, Congress transferred the Indian Department, which became the BIA, to the newly created Department of the Interior. The War Department created the BIA in 1824. Congress declared War to remove and annihilate the American Indians, language & culture with the Indian Removal Act of war in 1830.
The 564 Federally Recognized American Indian Reservations, is 150-year example of what happens to people when their Freedom of Choice is taken away by the federal government and they are expected to be dependent on the government thru segregation & separate but equal welfare entitlements.
The rationing of food commodities and rationing of health care began because our ancestors were Prisoners of War, the 1830 Indian Removal Act of War. Prisoners are Wards of the Government – exactly like today – inmates in a Prison are in the “custody” of the Dept of Corrections – they have been convicted of a crime they are not allowed to vote and the ration of food and the ration of health care is adequate for a criminal in Prison. When an Individual Indian or Tribe is required to ask permission from the BIA confirms they are NOT SOVEREIGN – we are incompetent dependents.
Q - In these last 150 yrs, what areas across our country provides a glimpse of what will become of the United States of America – IF – these Destructive Federal Policies and Abuse of War Power is allowed to continue?
The poverty of America’s federally recognized Indian Reservations is an example of the bureaucracy of too much government and what happens to people when the Federal government unilaterally declares people incompetent without a competency hearing because of the ethnic origin of their parents.
Today the 2,700 page Health Care Reform Bill is trying to unilaterally declare every American Citizen incompetent. Meaning; you are not smart enough to take care of yourself so the U.S. government will impose these health insurance mandates under the penalty of fines and or imprisonment. This Bill will add at least 50 more government agencies of bureaucracy with insurance premiums already increasing by thirty-nine percent (39%).
Q - Why are the individual tribe member lands held in the Trust Responsibility of the Secretary of the DOI and controlled by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Tribal counsel & Senate Committee on Indian Affairs?
B-5100, SEPTEMBER 12, 1939, 19 COMP. GEN. 343 INDIAN AFFAIRS - INDIANS - PAYMENTS TO INDIAN AGENCY SUPERINTENDENTS OF MONEYS DUE - ONCOMPETENT," "INCOMPETENT," AND "RESTRICTED" INDIANS DISTINGUISHED
5th & 6th paragraphs ACCORDING TO THE RECORD BEFORE US, JAMES SEELATSEE APPARENTLY WAS AN ADULT AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH; THEREFORE, THE ONLY QUESTION REQUIRING FURTHER COMMENT IS WHETHER OR NOT HE WAS IN FACT AN INCOMPETENT INDIAN. THE ACTING COMPTROLLER GENERAL'S OPINION OF AUGUST 3, 1925 (5 COMP. GEN. 86), IS PERTINENT. THE SAME READS IN PART AS FOLLOWS:
"* * * IT MAY BE STATED AS A GENERAL RULE THAT THE GRANTING OF CITIZENSHIP TO INDIANS DOES NOT ALTER THE RELATIONSHIP OF GUARDIAN AND WARD BETWEEN SUCH INDIANS AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN A CASE WHERE PROPERTY IS HELD IN TRUST FOR THEM, OR THEY ARE LIVING ON A RESERVATION SET ASIDE FOR THEIR USE, OR ARE MEMBERS OF A TRIBE OR NATION ACCORDED CERTAIN RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES BY TREATY OR BY FEDERAL STATUTES.
9th paragraph AN "INCOMPETENT" INDIAN MEANS, AS UNDERSTOOD BY THIS DEPARTMENT, A PERSON NOT DECLARED INCOMPETENT BY A COURT, BUT AN INDIAN WHOSE LAND IS HELD BY HIM SUBJECT TO TRUST OR RESTRICTIONS UNDER SOME ACT OF CONGRESS. UNTIL A PATENT IN FEE OR CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY IS ISSUED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR, AN INDIAN, REGARDLESS OF HIS MENTALITY, IS NOT "COMPETENT" WITH REGARD TO HIS RESTRICTED OR TRUST ALLOTMENT. ADJUDICATIONS BY STATE COURTS, WITH SOME POSSIBLE EXCEPTIONS AS TO THE OSAGE RESERVATION AND THE FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES, OF THE INCOMPETENCY OF INDIANS HAVE NO EFFECT UPON THEIR RESTRICTED OR TRUST REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATES.
The U.S. Department of the Interior acts as an Oppressive Trustee in favor of the Casino reservation stereotype, segregation and the discriminatory system of the “Separate but Equal” BIA policies and programs. The Tribal Counsel, through Casino Gambling, preys on each individual to squander their income and gamble with their children’s future. The term “The house always wins” means “Everybody is a loser”.
This solution is Positive & Simple; End the Trust Responsibility and Abolish Federal Indian Policy and every awful legislative act of the Secretary of the Dept of the Interior THEN we will no longer be segregated.
Please help send a Post Card for Freedom & make a Phone Call for Freedom 1) President Obama MUST issue an Executive Order to "end the trust responsibility of the DOI/BIA over the 564 recognized American Indian tribes and their members. 2) Transfer the BIA (personnel, clinics and hospitals) back to the Bureau of Veteran's Affairs and Defense to improve these same serves for our veterans and troops. 3) End Affirmative Action quota's and ethnic profiling questions of "ethnic origin" on all forms, applications and the Census. We must be allowed to compete as equal American citizens.
The unlimited access to tax payer money based on these issues of; Affirmative Action for preference, Ethnic Profiling for Segregation and separate but equal welfare entitlements are only SYMPTOMS of this National Crisis that has plagued our status as American Citizens.
In his first inaugural address President Abraham Lincoln said "We must not be enemies" at that time he had no intention of interfering with slave-owning States. The Slaves would never rise up, sign a petition and ask the President to Free them.
Today – the Tribal members will never rise up, sign a petition and ask President Obama to Free them from the Secretary of the Dept of Interior & Destructive Federal Indian Policy.
Equality for every American Citizen is and will always be expected. We must be united as equal Citizens.
President Obama is the only President that can Free American Indians from the Secretary of the Department of the Interior's Trust Responsibility.
This solution is Positive & Simple; Protect & Defend every Citizen by Ending the illegal Trust Responsibility of the Secretary of the Dept of the Interior THEN we will no longer be Segregated.
Every treaty, legislative act & supreme court ruling; CONTINUES the original terms of the 1830 imprisonment by renegotiating this hostage situation today with the 564 Tribal Counsels that use - us & our children living on the Rez or Not.
This abuse of War Power by Congress undermines and diminishes the Sovereignty Power of; City, County, State & Federal Government.
Please help us to be equal by asking your family and friends to send a Post Card for Freedom at LeeAnnRagains.com to President Obama & all Elected Officials in your State.