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“Incompetent” Indians????

I can’t make this up: Osage Nation Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear — one of Oklahoma’s top trial lawyers — is officially designated “incompetent” by the US government’s Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Here, the chief shows me the thick official book that lists him as “incompetent,” unable to handle his own affairs — along with other “incompetent” Osage who graduated from Stanford and Oxford.

Palast with Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear.
Still from the forthcoming documentary Long Knife: Osage Oil and the New Trail of Tears — out early 2024.

This is the heritage of US conquest which, as Standing Bear says, is TODAY, “like a military occupation,” controlling the lands and lives of Osage on their reservation in Oklahoma.

The Palast Investigative Fund, with the help of George and Leonardo DiCaprio, are now completing our documentary about the Osage’s decades-long battle against the BIA — and Koch Oil.

On Native American Heritage Day, watch the trailer, pass on the link, and join these warriors for justice, justice delayed too long.


Long Knife: Osage Oil and the New Trail of Tears

Reported by Greg Palast, Directed by David Ambrose, Produced by George DiCaprio…and YOU!

We need your help, your commitment, your name in these credits, so these revelations can see the light of day.

We need your support to complete our film about the Kochs and the Osage’s
unending fight for control of their own lands and lives.

Join me and add your name in the credits as a Producer, Co-Producer or Supporter. Or simply be a Film Backer.

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Greg Palast (Rolling Stone, Guardian, BBC) is the author of The New York Times bestsellers, Armed Madhouse, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits and the book and documentary, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.
His latest film is Vigilante: Georgia's Vote Suppression Hitman

Palast is currently working on a new documentary Long Knife, exposing the Koch Brothers' theft of Osage oil, to be released in 2024.

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