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  • The government broke the treaties that have made to the Lakota tribes. Pushing them on to reservations, taking over their land, making them go boarding schools, learning the whitemans culture. Maybe it was a good thing, or maybe it wasn’t. What good has the whiteman brought to the Lakotas? What treaties have not been broken?
    I don’t know that much about the treaties made by the government for the Lakota ‘s. From what I have learned in school is the government had broken almost every treaty they have made with the Lakota’s. The Lakota’s have been pushed on to reservations, from the treaties. They say it was the governments fault. But like they saym there are two sides to every story.
    As I hear the stoires about the government breaking the treaties two questions come up in my head: Did the government break the treaties for their own selfish needs? Did they break the treaties to make a better life for the Lakota’s? But as I see Mount Rushmore, I see why the government broke the treaties. They put four faces of the whitemans leaders in a mountian on the Black Hills, the heart of the Lakota people. Faces that just doesn’t seem to be long their. Will it be better if we put faces of the great chiefs in the mountian? Would have it made a difference? Or would have it not?
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