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Lakota Family Growing Hemp on Pine Ridge

Kristi Noem and the lazy Trump USDA be darned, Alex White Plume is growing hemp in South Dakota:

It’s the fourth day without rain and finally the soil here is dry enough for planting. Alex White Plume and his grandchildren are putting in the first of his hemp crop. He’s been experimenting with it for nearly two decades. This year, he’ll use plants already started from seed.

…Behind him stands a tipi made from hemp textiles—a testament to the utility of the plant. Wounded Knee Creek rolls lazily past.

…“Hemp is the new buffalo, I say. We used to use all parts of the buffalo in the past,” White Plume says. “Today, we’re going to use all parts of the industrial hemp to make a life toward the future” [Lee Strubinger, “White Plume Plants Hemp in Reservation Despite Lack of State Program,” SDPB Radio, 2019.06.07].

Planting hemp sounds like a healthier and more productive way to get the grandkids away from their iPads and go outside than offering them money to hack the tails off furry varmints.


  1. Debbo 2019-06-09 23:26

    Good luck to all the White Plumes!

  2. Matt Rankin 2019-06-10 06:43

    I had the White Plume hemp labbed at Bontanacor in Denver last Friday. Expectedly and thankfully, it is at 0.00% THC. However, the CBD content is a dismal .10%, WAY to low for commercial CBD production. So the statement that he is ‘planting hemp already sprouted” means he is planting high CBD clones he received from business partners Evo Hemp in Boulder. When non-agriculturalist showboating poverty porn star Alex White Plume gets those all mixed into the existing feral hemp, all of it will go too “hot” in THC content. Good job in continuing to ruin everything Alex, and give Pine Ridge away to the Jooz. He aborted a daughter named Sovereignty.

  3. Mark 2019-06-10 09:02

    Good thing our Governor doesn’t
    have access to Ellsworth AFB
    because she would bomb them if she could.

  4. mike from iowa 2019-06-10 09:21

    What exactly does THC and CBD have to do with using hemp fibers to make apparel and other useful household items?

  5. jerry 2019-06-10 09:22

    Anti Semite Matt Rankin shows his true colors. Go back under a rock with the rest of the slime.

  6. jerry 2019-06-10 09:26

    Anti Semitic Matt Rankin, should read. Anyway, Alex has shown the rest of South Dakota that hemp can and is a viable, profitable crop. South Dakota farmers and ranchers should take note and maybe make arrangements to visit Alex and family for conference’s on how to grow and care for a crop to replace the ones devastated by trump and republicans.

  7. Matt Rankin 2019-06-10 10:43

    “jerry” is Alex White Plume. Jesus Alex. Your hitmen and lawyers make up 95% of that SD population, when they bother to fly in. Stop being a simultaneous Palestinian/Israel supporter before it causes schizophrenia. Mike from Iowa- CBD crops are purely for CBD, the stalks and hurd are commercially not acceptable for fiber products, etc. because they are too much like marijuana structurally. CBD “hemp” is de-tuned marijuana.

    It pleases me to no end to receive my new title. Since you are concerned “jerry”, ask Alex’s attorney David Frankel about the threat he made on my life in Alex’s kitchen, over hemp, in witness of Alex’s other attorney Bruce Ellison and Alex himself. Ask Alex how he split the room and locked himself in his bedroom, warrior style. Ask Bruce how he went and hid in his car with the stereo all the way up. “Yes your honor, I was jamming out, and I didn’t her that death threat”. Shouldn’t be too difficult to ask, “jerry”. Matt makes the Syrian Sioux very angry everyone, should I turn up in a culvert somewhere.

    What’s sad is this means that to have a successful CBD crop, they will have to eradicate all the existing feral hemp at Alex’s to not ruin the new CBD plants, after all those years we fought for the existing hemp. (Feral male pollen cannot be in the air or it will seed and ruin the CBD crop). Chew on that a while. And give up your name if you want to step up to the plate with me.

  8. Matt Rankin 2019-06-10 11:09

    If you read the full article that this content is taken from, he states that he is growing clones because “it has been too wet this year” for a regular hemp crop. This is an outright LIE, to cover the switch to CBD growing pressured on him by his business partners. Wow, the Lakota taught me there isn’t a Hell, but I think they might be building one for somebody special. Just when my forehead wasn’t red anymore from slapping it.

  9. jerry 2019-06-10 11:38

    Your neck is the only thing red.

  10. jerry 2019-06-10 11:42

    Oh, and your red trump hat. Wear it with pride and keep on the anti-Semitic hate, it becomes you.

  11. Porter Lansing 2019-06-10 11:47

    Swine Rankin … Just askin’ for a business associate. What size culvert do you wear?

  12. Matt Rankin 2019-06-10 11:57

    The first comeback is kinda funny Alex. The thing you are expressing here, right now, that I never could get through to you is that you come from a different culture, and you can’t truely politically “spar” with the wasicun at the wasicun game. Take right here, right now for example. When I read “jerry” in my head, it is in your voice because hey, it’s you. You don’t like what you are reading, so you try to turn the conversation dumb instead?

    My Trump this and that? Didn’t vote for him, don’t concern myself with him. This is more of how I know it’s you, because you are saying things that a has-been, behind the curve native activist would drag out. With each passing year, your rap is more embarrassing to listen to. Then some hippie that gave you weed puts your speech on Youtube with an eagle cry and drum soundtrack too loud to hear you contradict yourself.

  13. jerry 2019-06-10 12:02

    Nope, anti Semitic’s like you “Matt Rankin” are trumpers. Wear your red hat while talking to yourself. I come from a culture that taught me to respect all people’s and all walks of life. You missed that so now all you want to do is hate. Perfect “Matt Rankin” pull your red hat down so that only it and your red neck show.

  14. Matt Rankin 2019-06-10 12:07

    Watertown native and Littleton, Colorado resident Porter Lansing just threatened me right here for everyone to see. Jesus Porter, that is a death threat and I am notifying the Littleton PD and FBI. Why would you think I would not take that seriously? I screenshot that, because you also alluded to a conspiracy to kill me, making it a Federal crime.

  15. Porter Lansing 2019-06-10 12:13

    Bring it, Belle Fourche… Or is it Washington Court House? We’ll be sure to send a meth test kit when the Fed’s come visit you.

  16. Matt Rankin 2019-06-10 12:39

    Thank you for erasing any last modicum of remaining fatherly respect I had for you Alex.

  17. jerry 2019-06-10 12:56

    No respect for an anti-Semitic like you. Now move on and find yourself a cool rock to slither under, the sun will be bright today. I’m done with you.

  18. Matt Rankin 2019-06-10 13:03

    Happy to shoot down your lies and cons. The Lakota are fortunate you declined chiefdom.

  19. Roger Cornelius 2019-06-10 13:07

    Who is Alex? I know everyone commenting here with the exception of Matt Rankin and none of them are Alex White Plume. I know Alex White Plume too and know he would use his real name.

  20. Debbo 2019-06-10 13:30

    Roger, we’ve got an anti-Semite racist here today trying to make his hateful belief system sound less rancid. It’s not working.

  21. Matt Rankin 2019-06-10 13:41

    Jooz are a race now?

    Alex basically says it is him in comments 13 and 18. Stop covering for him, because he just proved his semiliteracy to boot. If you had spent thousands of hours and hundreds of days with him like myself, you would know. Look, it’s another SD Circle Jerk on DFP!

  22. Roger Cornelius 2019-06-10 13:57

    One more time, Alex White Plume is not commenting on this thread, Jerry is not Alex.

  23. Matt Rankin 2019-06-10 14:24

    It is possible that it is 81year old Gerald Bloomer of South Dakota Peace and Justice. I happen to be in Hot Springs where he lives right now, and have inquired of him if he would like to get together and discuss hemp. If it is him, he does a -deadpan- Alex impersonation. Not convinced, but too many of you are e-mailing me that it is Gerald. We’ll get er’ sorted out for sure.

  24. jerry 2019-06-10 14:39

    I have met Alex White Plume some years ago. I met him just before the first long ride to Wounded Knee following Chief Big Foot’s trail. I have long admired his work in the regard to his devotion to native rights and in particular, the right to raise hemp. As far as I know, there has never been an anti-Semitic word come from his lips. Only a fraudulent hump like “mattey rankin” would stoop so low in the gutter to raise his red trumpian hat over his shriveled red neck to shriek for attention.

    The only thing “mattey rankin” can sort out is what voices he hears in that empty racist red necked melon that holds his red trumpian hat.

  25. Matt Rankin 2019-06-10 14:42

    So that’s 2146 Minnekahta Ave Gerald? Nobody is coming to the door. Are you on the pot?

  26. Matt Rankin 2019-06-10 14:45

    26 comments and all day to get cunts to say who they are. Cory may literally be masturbating right now. This tired gash of a website hasn’t had this much juice in -ever.

  27. Porter Lansing 2019-06-10 14:47

    Call the police, Stephanie Schindler. There’s a meth head outside banging on your door!!

  28. jerry 2019-06-10 14:51

    “mattey rankin” is anti-Semitic and a potty mouth. When you are a lose, lose loser, all you can do is bark at the cars going by. What a fraud you are “mattey rankin”. Put your red trumpian reptilian cap on and pull it down over that empty melon to your red neck, and slither away.

  29. jerry 2019-06-10 14:53

    Alex White Plume could maybe consider classes in the growing techniques for western South Dakota. Alex could detail the facts on how to do sustainable and profitable hemp growing. Good for Alex and good for the economic development of the tribes.

  30. Matt Rankin 2019-06-10 14:54

    No Porter, I sent an associate. I’m Littleton in about 20 minutes, where would like to meet?

  31. Debbo 2019-06-10 14:58

    You need to clean it up Rankin. You’re giving white trash a bad name.

  32. jerry 2019-06-10 15:03

    Gwhahaha, good one Ms. Debbo!! “mattey rankin” is now stankin “mattey rankin”. Anti Semitics seem to have no home on Dakota Free Press. Put on your red had “stankin rankin” and pull it down to your racist anti Semitic neck.

  33. Matt Rankin 2019-06-10 15:03

    Porter? Where are we meeting tough guy? I don’t have all day.

  34. jerry 2019-06-10 15:14

    “stankin rankin” seems like he is threatening you Porter. Quick, take a screen shot of this anti Semitic, red trumpian cap wearing red neck.

  35. Matt Rankin 2019-06-10 15:17

    Looks like SDP&J is tits up. Is that your fault Jer? Call the HSPD, ask for Captain Bill Wainman, and say you started a conflict with me. Let us know his reaction as it will be a doozy.

  36. Porter Lansing 2019-06-10 15:17

    Sure, Mr. Rankin. Calm down. Meet me at 1715 11th Avenue – Someone is on the way.

  37. jerry 2019-06-10 15:36

    “stankin rankin”, the anti Semitic, trumpian red hat wearing, red neck loser now wants a South Dakota Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich rather than a Porter knuckle sandwich, good call.

    I think you should call 211 and ask for help, clearly the prescribed drugs have worn off your hateful arse and you need assistance.

  38. Debbo 2019-06-10 15:40

    A Minnesota native is being threatened with having his hemp crop destroyed because it has “too much THC in it,” per the state. He would also have his license to grow hemp revoked. Mr. Luis Hummel complains that the state has not not talked to him about the issue, just sent a letter telling him he must destroy his crop. He is refusing until he gets further information. (paywall)

  39. Matt Rankin 2019-06-10 15:46

    So cool how you think you are dropping an address in Belle Fouche, from over a decade ago. I’m in Littleton. I need a Littleton address. If we meet at the police station, I can can fill them in on my experiences with you. Jer, damn. It’s dementia laced prattle now. Not even paying attention. You people manifested a mental condition over a TV show con man. WTF. Call Captain Bill Wainman at HSPD, tell him I sent you.

  40. jerry 2019-06-10 15:52

    Alex White Plume then has shown his expertise in the art of hemp farming. Don’t get to much THC and you will be just fine. The guy is an expert and could give seminars on the proper and legal way to produce hemp. Pine Ridge is lucky to have that kind of knowledge.

  41. Matt Rankin 2019-06-10 16:14

    Porter? Location? Do you have a better picture of yourself than this goofy chef’s outfit I can print out?

  42. Roger Cornelius 2019-06-10 16:18


    A few weeks ago the tribe and Alex sponsored a hemp workshop that included growing and cultivating hemp and the federal laws regulating it.


    Mr. Hummel’s case angers me, the BIA needs to do its job and protect Indians doing business on their own land in Minnesota.

  43. Roger Cornelius 2019-06-10 16:20

    I suspect Cory will have plenty to delete tonight when he logs in.

  44. Porter Lansing 2019-06-10 16:24

    Sure. Meet me at the Harley shop in 20 minutes.

  45. Matt Rankin 2019-06-10 16:25

    Cory never publishes me, so that explains this oddly fruitful day. My Alex comments stand. Pretty heartbreaking and thought provoking to read in that light. If you knew the criminality I know, none of you would ever touch this subject again.

  46. Roger Cornelius 2019-06-10 16:29

    Alex White Plume has not commented on this thread, anybody that thinks he has is delusional.

  47. Matt Rankin 2019-06-10 16:33

    I truly mistook one prabbling old man for another, and apologize for the confusion. As far as deletions, all nicely screen shot for the FBI.

  48. Matt Rankin 2019-06-10 16:41

    Rocky Mountain Harley Davidson is closed, and no sign of Porter.

  49. Matt Rankin 2019-06-10 16:42

    I’m pooped from calling out so many faggots in one day, till tomorrow y’all.

  50. mike from iowa 2019-06-10 16:44

    If you knew the criminality I know, none of you would ever touch this subject again.

    Conspiring to keep criminal acts quiet? That would be of interest to the FBI. Don’t expect you’d ever see Club Fed. Maybe a tent in the burning Arizona heat with pink underwear and green bologna sandwiches.

    FBI/screenshots is a hollow threat.

  51. Porter Lansing 2019-06-10 16:47

    It’s not closed. I’m in the alley behind the store. Come back here.

  52. jerry 2019-06-10 17:00

    I would’ve liked to go to one of those workshops. I think it would be very interesting and provide the business means for profit. I have a book called “Ranching for Profit” that deals with all kinds of matters like legacy, that came from Wyoming. Wyoming has approved hemp production so this will probably need to be re written into that book.

  53. Debbo 2019-06-10 17:41

    I don’t recall ever having anyone so juvenile and childish as Rankin here. He’s got profanities, antisemitism, racism and misogyny going for him. That’s about it. Typical wingnut.

    Ah well. I guess we have to look elsewhere for intelligent conservative counterpoints.

  54. Matt Rankin 2019-06-10 17:51

    Indeed. I recommend a Joo/hemp oil blend. Just pit composting both is wasteful. No mention of race or degrading women. Don’t care for conservatives about as much as liberal faggots.

  55. Porter Lansing 2019-06-10 17:59

    I checked the culvert. Belle Fourche/Spearfish Mattie Rank ain’t in there. Must be too small.

  56. Porter Lansing 2019-06-10 18:11

    Should I DOXX the little fella? (Expose someone’s true identity, usually a name or address.) It’s up to y’all. I’ve got his company, his town, his phone number, his relatives. Just askin” …

  57. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2019-06-10 18:44

    I invite a nice conversation about the family values of growing hemp, and Matt hijacks the post with absurd anti-Semitism, followed by misdirected homophobic insults that do nothing to advance our understanding of the issues and instead turn the comment section into a personal chest-thumping match to help insecure individuals pretend they’ve achieved something.

    And then an individual identifying himself as Matt Rankin and calling from 307-226-0047, the number listed on the Wyoming Hemp Seed Company that the alt-right commenter above has linked to his name, has called threatening to sue Porter and me for engaging in legal activity.

    I’m annoyed by the unproductive direction Matt has taken the conversation but unworried by his idle and uninformed legal threats.

  58. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2019-06-10 18:46

    Mike’s point is solid. If any commenter has evidence of criminal activity, that commenter should make that evidence public and contact law enforcement. The only illegal activity I see here is Matt Rankin making unsubstantiated claims to damage Alex White Plume’s reputation and business. Attorneys looking for a winning case may find one here, but they’re more likely to take Alex’s call than Matt’s.

  59. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2019-06-10 18:59

    That said, I now have zero time left to waste and zero fu–s to give for a–holes like Matt Rankin. Next issue.

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