by Winter Rabbit | 7/24/2008 12:08:00 AM
”You introduced legislation (S1973-1 and S.1003) and claimed that legislation was justified by a non-existent range war between the Dineh and the Hopi," Andrew Jackson said -


- to McCain.

McCain & Bush

“Your bogus claim that the Navajo and the Hopi were having land disputes when the truth was they weren’t, was refreshing to me and reminded me of my intentions to steal their land at any cost to them.



The Dineh (otherwise known as Navajo) were stripped of all land title and forced to relocate. Their land was turned over to the coal companies without making any provisions to protect the burial or sacred sites that would be destroyed by the mines. People whose lives were based in their deep spiritual and life-giving relationship with the land were relocated into cities, often without compensation, forbidden to return to the land that their families had occupied for generations. People became homeless with significant increases in alcoholism, suicide, family break up, emotional abuse and death.


"I feel that in relocating these elderly people, we are as bad as the Nazis that ran the concentration camps in World War II."

Roger Lewis, federally appointed Relocation Commissioner upon resignation


"I believe that the forced relocation of Navajo and Hopi people that followed from the passage in 1974 of Public Law 93-531 is a major violation of these people's human rights. Indeed this forced relocation of over 12,000 Native Americans is one of the worst cases of involuntary community resettlement that I have studied throughout the world over the past 40 years." -- Thayer Scudder, Professor of Anthropology, California Institute of Technology in a letter to Mr. Abdelfattah Amor, UN Special Rapporteur on Religious Intolerance



“You introduced legislation (S1973-1 and S.1003) which resulted in forcibly relocating the elderly and helped create what Scudder called “one of the worst cases of involuntary community resettlement that I have studied throughout the world over the past 40 years" and what Wager called, “the largest forced relocation of U.S. citizens since the relocation of Japanese-Americans during World War II.” And, you “claimed” that legislation was justified by a non-existent range war between the Dineh and the Hopi.”

“You’re hypocritical like I am,”

Andrew Jackson

"It will be my sincere and constant desire to observe toward the Indian tribes within our limits a just and liberal policy, and to give that humane and considerate attention to their rights and their wants which is consistent with the habits of our Government and the feelings of our people."


"aren’t you?

McCain & Bush


The justification for Public Law 93-531 passed by Congress in 1974 was that the Navajo-Hopi land dispute is so serious that 10,000 Navajos near Big Mountain, Arizona, must be relocated, forcibly if necessary. It would be the largest forced relocation of U.S. citizens since the relocation of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

But tradition-minded Navajo and Hopi claim there never was a land dispute. They say the dispute was invented to get the Navajos and their livestock off mineral-rich land in the Hopi reservation so it could be developed by mining companies such as Peabody Coal and Kerr-McGee.



John McCain's political history is loaded with abuse of his position concerning lobbyists. Since posting actual links is against HuffPo policy, do the simple research yourself.

Look into the forcible removal of the Dineh tribes, known as the Navajo, in Arizona. Follow his ties to Atty John Boyden and the Peabody Western Group (nka Peabody Energy) and their advantages gained from McCain's legislation S1973-1 and S1003. He pushed Atty Gen Reno in forcing them off their treaty lands and onto
a nuclear waste site (Church Hill, Nevada) through the "Relocation Commission" Look up PL 93-531. Genocide for the expansion of mining rights. Follow the money that supported his political career from the energy elites that own the Mohave Generating Station in Nevada. John McCain is a corrupt politician and the evidence is there to prove it. posted 02/21/2008 at 11:28:47

John McCain "knows what's best for America", and that's Straight Talk, my friends....unless of course you're a Native American.




Blogger Jesse Hemingway on 7/24/2008 9:14 AM:

I write this with a heavy heart for the United States of America I so wanted a leader that would restore honor back to our country. Who would have ever thought that this is what they meant by integration the accumulations of evil by the bush, clinton, and bush administrations is slowly inhaled into to Barack Obama's soul and becomes part of him. He has lost before he has won he has handicapped all his possibilities by at least half there is no victory without justice. The American Indians and indigenous people must be laughing on the floor at my foolish naiveté they understand the cost of living in the way of civilized people. To let war criminals walk away unscathed is by far a greater crime then the original crimes. Or all the famous Nazi hunters are just group of sick revengeful frauds; it has to be one or the other there is no wiggle room here.

I must be missing something or has politics become so morally deteriorated that standing on dead human beings has replaced stump speeches. There is no winning here this election feels like some type of psychological test for the propensity of entering the dominion of the criminally insane. So now I know as my moral compass is melting down and I wave as the legions of Barack Obama supporters ramble towards hell as I turn away.


Blogger Unknown on 7/24/2008 10:37 AM:

Jesse, I'm hoping Obama's newfound centrism is just politics, and he'll be better as President than he looks right now. But you're right, there's absolutely no reason to think that other than blind hope. I don't consider myself an Obama "supporter," though I do plan to vote for him.

WR, excellent, excellent post. You are planning to contribute this to the satire contest at The Wild, Wild Left, right? Though it's definitely dark satire.


Blogger Winter Rabbit on 7/24/2008 10:59 AM:

Thanks Jeremy and I will, we're doing what I told you about.

What I don't get or guess I don't want to, is why this isn't in the media? I pretty much know why I think, but it still baffels me.


Blogger Unknown on 7/24/2008 11:55 AM:

Well, as someone who grew up in Northern Arizona while the relocations were going on, all I ever heard about was how the mean Navajo wouldn't get off the Hopis' land, and how the federal government was trying to make them do so to protect the Hopi. The head of the relocation efforts was also mayor of our town for a while, and though I didn't like him for other reasons, I didn't know he was doing anything wrong at the time.


Blogger Winter Rabbit on 7/24/2008 12:03 PM:

They are masters at hiding it. That's all I can come up with, along with the fact it's easier to hide due to their location and misinformation that's been around god knows how long.


Anonymous Anonymous on 7/25/2008 10:08 PM:

But, I want to know where is Church Hill Nevada. Were all the Dineh people moved there?