Declaration Project


Native American Declarations

On the one hand, Thomas Jefferson and company declared that “all men are equated equal;” on the other, he and his compatriots in the Second Continental Congress did not consider Natives Americans part of “all men,” and instead referred to them in the Declaration itself as “merciless Indian savages,” overlooking that most of the merciless savagery was directed by settlers and troops against those who were here first in the ‘New World.’

We currently have the following Native American declarations archived:

Republic of Lakotah (2007)

Editor’s note: Until he passed away in October 2012, Russell Means, co-founder of the American Indian Movement, was a prime mover and shaker behind the effort to

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