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Re: “Breakup Letter from President McKinley's Statue

A century-overdue reparations plan to the Wiyot people may see a legal challenge in 2018, if local businessman
Rob Arkley gets his way.

The internet blew up in August of 2017 when Arkley went on a local talk radio station to muse about the city of Eureka's ongoing negotiation to return Tuluwat to the Wiyot Tribe.
Also known as `Indian Island, was the site of a shameful massacre in 1860 that saw a group of Eurekans murder about 160 mostly Wiyot women and children.
Apparently the tribe had lived on that island for thousands of years.
A subsequent public records request from the Journal turned up a series of emails in which Arkley harangues City Manager Greg Sparks about the estimated market value of the island, which he says should be put up for a public bid ... so he can buy it.
Arkley also suggests the city should put the question of whether to auction off the island on the ballot next year.
Because of nondisclosure agreements, we don't know where negotiations stand between the tribe and the city.
But whether the city follows through with what's right or there's a ballot measure on the subject, it's a safe bet the story will land back on this list next year.
Arkly must be stopped..!!!! Silence will not suffice..

For more than 150 years one tragic event has dominated the history of Native and foreigner relationships in Humboldt County.
The massacre of the WIYOT PEOPLES
..On the night of 26 Feb 1860, a small group of settlers crossed sunbelt bay to avoid drawing attention from the nearby Eureka residents, the bulk of whom may not have condoned the killings , carried out primarily with hatchets clubs and knives.
The village of Tolowot or Tuluwat on Duluwat Island was the site of the spiritual if not the political center of the Wiyot people.
The had lived there for such a long time that they changed the topography , in part due to the process known as shell mounding.
The Wiyot had survived from subsistence fishery management in the same location for at least 7000 years.
Arcatas local news paper the `northern Californian, described the carnage that followed..

`Blood stood in pools on all sides; the walls of the huts were stained and the grass coloured red. Lying around were dead bodies of both sexes and all ages from the old man to the infant at the breast.

`Some had their heads SPLIT IN TWAIN by axes, others beaten into jelly with clubs, others pierced or cut to pieces with bowie knives. Some had almost reached the water when overtaken and butchered.
The vigilantes who called themselves the Humboldt Volunteers, second Brigade, had been formed in early February 1860 and had vowed to;

kill every peaceable Indian-man-women-and child.
About 150 peaceful Natives died that night.
Almost all were women and children, as the men had left for Harvesting elsewhere.
Many others from the Wiyot tribe who were LIVING in different locations
were also slaughtered that week.
The Humboldt times reported
`The law works beautifully.. We hear of many others who are having them bound to suit.
A Boston Transcript correspondent visited Humboldt and described Indians
`being hunted for their children..
Mr. Hanson reported that Kidnapping of Indians had become `
`quite a business of profit , and I have no doubt is the foundation of
the so-called Indian wars.

On March 26th 1859 the Humboldt times reported :

`300 prisoners taken, over 100 killed Authorities under lieutenant Hanson deported them to suffer starvation conditions of the federal governments at Mendocino Reservations.
By the summer of 1859 most of the Natives who had been living in 1849 were now dead.
Yet the worst was still to come . Aware of this genocide neither Indian affairs Hanson or any generals intervened. It seemed that nobody was able to stop this cruel and relentless pursuit of the natives in this vicinity:?

` the genocidal system of servitude to create a powerful machine of extermination began in earnest the same year and month as the War to emancipate the negroes began.In the same month that the civil war began in April 1861, a war, in part to free the the African slaves,
a slave-raiding boom was unleashed in Humboldt county.

..The Humboldt county court indentured 77 in that year, the youngest a two year old; indentured for
23 years. ..
Thus began the Genocide in Humboldt and the sanctioning of the native slave trade,
an operation funded by the federal government and implemented by the
Humboldt court under Indian affairs officer George Hanson.
Mercifully in the following years Hanson was replaced by superintendent Austin Wiley the former editor of the Humboldt times,
and the Us army started to alter its genocidal policies.
The Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation was established.
Such investigations may be painful, but in the context of genocide, recording deaths also dignifies the slain and
gives voice to the departed.

Can there be any question on who the Island belongs too.?

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Posted by eurekaInjustice on 04/15/2018 at 7:58 PM

Re: “Judged

The eureka courts may be one of the most corrupt in the country
It's time to ban the kangaroo courts
They represent blatant corruption
Justice is not a commodity to be bought and sold
Judge cissna should step down immediately

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Posted by eurekaInjustice on 08/26/2016 at 10:45 AM

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