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REMINDS ME OF WHAT NATIVE AMERICANS WENT THRU WHEN WHITE FOLKS SHOWED UP. DON'T BLAME 'EM A BIT
 

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that would be a pity . headed from California to Sturgis # 75 travelling south south east from Little Big Horn. At Harding no gasoline at any pumps, I asked a Native American at teh little Big horn gas station (empty) He told me the villages were very friendly and they would let me buy gasoline. They sure did and also wonderful fresh made local food for sale . i sure loaded up on supplies . Nice scenery too. never seen so many lovely horses.
 

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I am currently experiencing similar blockades around native villages in Alaska in the course of my work there. It is surely at least partly motivated by fear and protective intent, but it also gets political and involves non-sensical rules that have no solutions for the common person.
 

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Normally I'd find this irritating, but I know here in the four corners the Navajo nation has been hit HARD by this virus.

Are there ways to get there that don't go through Sioux land?
 
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No problem with the Indians up in Tampa, they welcome you with open arms into their casinos.
 

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Normally I'd find this irritating, but I know here in the four corners the Navajo nation has been hit HARD by this virus.

Are there ways to get there that don't go through Sioux land?
I-90 and SD 34 both routes that go east to west... 99% of those coming from the east travel those two routes on a normal year.. yesterday I went to check out the check points... stopped by 3 youngins' no masks... wouldn't let us travel west through their village... sent us back east through the neighboring village... kinda' ironic.. although going back east was on state highways and the checkpoint was on BIA highways... they do have don't stop signs up... and they say active Covid cases...
 

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i wonder what these checkpoints look like? what's stopping the bikers from just going through them? what authority do the Native Americans have to stop/detain someone who tries to go through? news says that both federal and state agencies are denying the legality of the checkpoints. seems that with thousands of hardcore bikers coming through that some of them would not want to abide by the stops.
 

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i wonder what these checkpoints look like? what's stopping the bikers from just going through them? what authority do the Native Americans have to stop/detain someone who tries to go through? news says that both federal and state agencies are denying the legality of the checkpoints. seems that with thousands of hardcore bikers coming through that some of them would not want to abide by the stops.
Tribal law and jurisdiction is very complicated and can vary from reservation to reservation. Many issues that arise between tribes and state and federal governments are unclear gray areas.
 

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Tribal law and jurisdiction is very complicated and can vary from reservation to reservation. Many issues that arise between tribes and state and federal governments are unclear gray areas.
Very true. My son is a lawyer for a telecommunications company and they have cellphone/internet sites on reservation land. He had to become familiar with tribal law and has to attend an annual tribal leaders gathering to discuss re-approval for service access to the sites. He says it's very similar to negotiating with foreign contracts and often the tribal laws apply rather than federal/state law.
 

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Not Sturgis-related, but I rode the entire Maine portion of US Route 1 From Wells to Fort Kent a few weeks ago and all of the roads leading to what I assume were Wabanaki communities were closed off as well. Some roads just had sawhorses up, while others actually had what appeared to be community members manning the checkpoints.
 

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Just got home from Sturgis. We were going to stop at the Wounded Knee Memorial on the way home, but it was closed off.
 
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