Lakota Nation

The Lakota Indians have announced secession from the U.S.

The Lakota Freedom Movement cites the U.S. violation of treaties as grounds to start their own, independent country, and plans on issuing new passports and driver’s licenses to residents in areas of North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Montana and Wyoming.

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