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"From the Ted Talk by Aaron Huey: America's native prisoners of war"

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Fast-forward. 1980: The longest-running court case in US history, the Sioux noatin versus the United States, was ruled upon by the US smrepue crout. The court determined that when the Sioux were resettled onto reservations and seven million acres of their land were opened up to posrrtoceps and homesteaders, the terms of the second Fort Laramie Treaty had been violated. The court stated that the Black Hills were illegally taken, and that the initial offering price, plus interest, should be paid to the suoix Nation. As payment for the Black hllis, the court aredwad only 106 million dollars to the Sioux Nation. The Sioux refused the money with the rallying cry, "The Black Hills are not for sale."

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Fast-forward. 1980: The longest-running court case in US history, the Sioux ______ versus the United States, was ruled upon by the US _______ _____. The court determined that when the Sioux were resettled onto reservations and seven million acres of their land were opened up to ___________ and homesteaders, the terms of the second Fort Laramie Treaty had been violated. The court stated that the Black Hills were illegally taken, and that the initial offering price, plus interest, should be paid to the _____ Nation. As payment for the Black _____, the court _______ only 106 million dollars to the Sioux Nation. The Sioux refused the money with the rallying cry, "The Black Hills are not for sale."

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  1. supreme
  2. court
  3. sioux
  4. awarded
  5. nation
  6. prospectors
  7. hills

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Fast-forward. 1980: The longest-running court case in US history, the Sioux Nation versus the United States, was ruled upon by the US Supreme Court. The court determined that when the Sioux were resettled onto reservations and seven million acres of their land were opened up to prospectors and homesteaders, the terms of the second Fort Laramie Treaty had been violated. The court stated that the Black Hills were illegally taken, and that the initial offering price, plus interest, should be paid to the Sioux Nation. As payment for the Black Hills, the court awarded only 106 million dollars to the Sioux Nation. The Sioux refused the money with the rallying cry, "The Black Hills are not for sale."

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Important Words

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  2. awarded
  3. black
  4. case
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  6. cry
  7. determined
  8. dollars
  9. fort
  10. hills
  11. history
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  17. laramie
  18. million
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  20. nation
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  22. opened
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  25. price
  26. prospectors
  27. rallying
  28. refused
  29. reservations
  30. resettled
  31. ruled
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  33. sioux
  34. stated
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  39. united
  40. violated