I just got a call about the NY State Department training the NY State troopers in how to blockade roads using a back hoe. The caller believes that the troopers are going to try to block in the rez so no one can get in or out. I have no confirmation on this but will try to find out later today. I bellieve that the troopers are trying to provoke a violent incident so that they will have an excuse to come in shooting. Also planes have been dropping parachutes in the Allegany woods near rte 17. It's beginning to look like they want some action. Our only stance is to defend ourselves. Cigarette deliveries have been coming in.
Things at Cattaragus Rez pretty stable - most of gas stations closed and people from both sides of the fence bitching at each other. A couple of propane gas delivery trucks have come in and filled their customers with heating/cooking gas. Very little in local papers, even in Buffalo, and almost nothing on TV. There doesn't seem to be any problem getting in and out of Rez. There are State Police off the Rez near the main entry roads. Most of the Native American people seem to think all this is a pain in the a**, but seem pretty unconcerned. Go figure.