The land and resource grabs continue to this day, the government both national and state as well as corporate entities as complicit as they ever were.
A “guardianship” to assist the Osage in handling their money?
Sounds a lot like that “land trust” thing doesn’t it?
I haven’t read this book though I am familiar with the events and a shout out to Agawela for bringing it to my attention.
Often enough the land tribes were “relocated” to were deemed to be of little value, as the industrial age and national gluttony gained momentum the prior assessment proved to be wrong followed by the next stage of the invasion.
The wanton violation of treaties became even more egregious and continues to this day.
Nation to nation negotiations as the government claims are at the core bs much the same as another governmental claim that we have “limited” sovereignty.
You have no bargaining power when oppressed and seen as the “ndn problem”.
Sinister crimes? Assuredly, but sinister crimes in one form or another have been the norm.
The only remedy to address the five hundred plus years of sinister crimes committed against the nations isn’t some vacuous apology or throwing hush money our way.
The remedy is to adhere to the literally hundreds of treaties that the Supreme Court ruled in 1905 were the “supreme law of the land” and get the hell off our land.