After reading this thread about the Apple genealogy, I checked out a video about twenty years old called "The Spirit of Crazy Horse". It was a Frontline news broadcast originally around December of 1990. It made much more sense to me because I had read this thread, and this thread made much more sense to me after I viewed the video, and I learned a lot more about the Apple genealogy from it too. For instance, figuring prominently in the Apple genealogy was the medicine man Crow Dog who was the sole survivor of his family in the 1890 Ghost Dance massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890, in which 300 Lakota were murdered by Federal troops. His descendants are still the medicine men to the Apple family. Also prominent descendant Leonard Peltier was framed for the murder of two FBI men because he was head of the American Indian Movement, even though an FBI document declared that his weapon had not been fired and was not the gun that killed the agents, the evidence was suppressed. Crazy Horse had predicted that, among his descendants, they would act as moles because moles can disappear into the ground and reappear from the earth anywhere suddenly...and his spirit would therefore return as ten moles. I believe that his spirit has also returned as a maimed king, like Amfortas the Fisher King in Arthurian legend. Maybe an actual king of the Lakota people, reborn from the Spirit World, will be the one to regain the Black Hills for his people. He may be one of the ten moles that Crazy Horse predicted would be his own spirit returning. Also, because the three hundred massacred at Wounded Knee in 1890 were doing the Ghost Dance, I believe that their ghosts or spirits will return also, perhaps reborn as Lakota people. Because I had read this thread before seeing the film, it made perfect sense to me why the Tribal Council on Pine Ridge want to suppress the Apple family being the royal family of the Sioux: it is just like Herod and the Sadducees repressing information about Jesus being from the royal line of David, because they do not want a return of the king, Crazy Horse. The Tribal Council are described in the movie as the descendants of the "Hang Around the Fort Indians" who followed Red Cloud into signing a treaty giving away their sovreignty. The film describes them as an "Oligarchy of Mixed Bloods" who take all of the millions of dollars in Federal money for themselves and spend it right around the town of Pine Ridge, depriving the traditional pure-blooded tribesmen who live in the outlying areas of Oglala. They maintain a goon squad and persecute the pure blood Traditionals and it would behoove them, like Herod and the Sadducees, to repress the fact that the Apples are the relatives of the first Sioux king, Crazy Horse. When Red Cloud and the ancestors of the Tribal Council, the Oligarchy of Mixed Bloods, first became the Hang Around the Fort Indians, they all signed the treaty and lived near the fort so they could get free food, metal tools from the White Man, and liquor. They brought that poison into the tribe. Only Crazy Horse alone did not sign the treaty, which is what made him in fact the first king of his people, but the Tribal Council do not want the American Indian Movement to use that fact for purposes of unity among the traditional Lakota. Also, I believe that Crazy Horse was also given a vision of what true kingship meant, from Jesus Christ, which inspired him not to sign the treaty, and to go the other way, and be a king to his people. I believe that Jesus always sided with traditionals and never with invaders or oppressors, and was on the side of the common people in Judaea not Herod, so he sided with Crazy Horse and taught him how to be a king. And a few months after Crazy Horse became king he was assassinated, probably by a conspiracy of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Red Cloud's Hang Around the Fort Indians. I think that the corruption of the tribal council goes that far back, over a hundred years. I learned that Henry Crow Dog died in 1985 and that, in 1980, it was ruled that the Black Hills had indeed been stolen from the Lakota people. I think it is good that this is coming out so that the Traditionals and the American Indian Movement can unite behind the Apples as their royal family and regain their ancient sacred sites. Only a king could do that...as Christ knew when he made Crazy Horse the first king. And the Hang Around the Fort Indians must have known it too, because they felt threatened enough by Crazy Horse to side against him with the Federal agents who regicided him. The Traditionals should rally around the Apple family and use the true spirit of Jesus Christ against those who only pose, like the Sadducees, as Christians.