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