A lot of the $56 million offer Enbridge should be doing anyway
Native nations are quite familiar with divide-and-conquer tactics.
The first treaty made in what would become Minnesota happened in 1805, two years after the Louisiana purchase. Lt. Zebulon Pike reported in his journal that two of the seven Dakota leaders present agreed to sell the site that would become Fort Snelling.
Two of seven, and Pike considered it a done deal.
The Star Tribune ran a story Monday on how Enbridge tried to buy off the Red Lake Nation, a key Line 3 opponent, and get it to drop its lawsuit against the project. Red Lake rejected it.Continue reading