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I am so glad to see this finally coming out. You seem to give new meaning to the saying "Crazy Horse left the Sioux Nation for Wakiyan". As an Indigenous feminist I am outraged by the coverup. I have not thought to call it conspiracy but that is what it is: a conspiracy against the house of Apple. Most Sioux do not even realise they have a royal family. This photograph http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Crazy_Horse_1877.jpg is absolutely the coronation portrait of our first king shortly prior to his assassination and was circulated in the royal family. My mother was an Apple and my father a Laughinghouse. I pray every day for the spirit of Cha-O-Ha to return to his people and have even had a hemblecha reveal to me that he will assume the throne-name of Cha-O-Ha the Second. The men who presently rule over the tribe at Pine Ridge are, in my opinion, terrible thieves. Not only do they deny the existence of Wakiyan but, ask any of them and, they deny that the Apples are the royal family of Oglala Oyanke, the true translation of which is "Kingdom of the Oglala Lakota Sioux". So the conspiracy goes far deeper than just denying the coronation photograph, they ensure that the tribe suffer in ignorance as well as in poverty. The Tribal Council pretend to stupidity and incompetence as an excuse for all their ventures failing--such as the moccasin factory, meat-processing plant, and fishhook-snelling operation--when in fact nobody could be that naturally stupid and they have a $20 million dollar casino and commercial businesses at Pine Ridge Reservation under private operators while 49% of the tribe live below the Fed'l poverty level and the lower class (yes, there is an underclass in the tribe) die on the average at 52 (for women) and 47 (for men). In my personal opinion, this is criminal on the part of the men who rule over the tribe. Every year members of the underclass freeze and starve and nobody can ever investigate where the millions of dollars really go. Clearly what you have confused here with the story of the historic Queen Wakiya (and there is an obvious parallel) is the more recent history of Cecilia Fire Thunder http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecilia_Fire_Thunder to quote from her wiki bio: "She was born 24 Oct 1946 in Oglala Oyanke daughter of Stephen and Lollie (Featherman) Apple and grandaughter of Frank and Theresa (Garcia) Apple and John and Mary (Ice) Featherman. 3rd born of 7 sisters spaced 4 years apart: Shirley Murphy, Mary Hawk, Dinah Apple, Carmine Red Eagle, Joanne Apple and Wanda (deceased). She has 2 sons: James and John by Ben Fire Thunder." And what should outrage you (as it does me) is that she was impeached by the Tribal Council in a way which was very reminiscent of the way that Queen Wakiyan was deposed, by corrupt men using the resources of the tribe for their own benefit instead of looking to the good of the Oglala Nation. These men, who seem to lose millions and millions of dollars over the years, made it seem that she had lost (?) or wasted (?) $38 million dollars in a case involvong a Planned Parenthood Clinic badly needed by the tribe. After less than 2 years (!) in office they managed to impeach her and prevent her bringing the tribe into modern times with wealth and prosperity for all. They even kick young men (at least one I personally know of) off the reservation for having a drinking problem, thus stealing the heritage of the young men even further than they have already impoverished them, instead of using the millions of dollars they have at their disposal to help rehabilitate them. Fire Thunder would have eliminated alcoholism along with poverty and the theft of millions and millions of dollars that simply diappear under the rule of these corrupt men. If these men were investigated something might be done, but it never comes to anything any more than you can ever teach the Sioux Nation about Queen Wakiyan or the Royal House of Apple. If you even post anything on the internet it seems to disappear and yes, I believe that this is a conspiracy, and not a Discordian one.