Absolutely. This settlement was [I think] actually a way to clear title to the lands of California. Imagine the horror and chaos if it had been widely acknowledged that nope, Mr. Crocker, the Indians actually own your land or Hey Mr. Stanford, turn in all your property, please. When the treaties were discovered after the Northern California Indian Society instigated a Congressional search for them after a homeless tribe on Sacramento River/Yuba area (Korus) swore they had signed a treaty 50 years earlier, the realization that the Indians still owned (and in my opinion legally still do as the K-344 settlement is garbage and justifies a retrial) California gurgled through the pipeline and at last forced something to be done - not justice - just to get a**es of U.S. landowners in California out of a sling. Pure and simple. Biggest coverup in U.S. History - probably beyond that of the Treaty of Laramie (18680 and theft of Black Hills.
Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 14:26