originally posted by: DogMeat
You must remember who was here FIRST!
As always, the winner is a war hero and the loser is a war criminal.....
My great grandmother was on the trail of tears. But my grandmother took our heritage and information to her grave. It is the saddest thing in my
life. That two groups of people could be so cruel to make this wonderful woman forget who she was.
She was so abused, raped, beaten, slurred, by both native Americans and Americans that she refused to talk much about it and buried it deep inside
I remember once as a boy staying with her, playing connasta, she pulled out a very old worn and fading photos. I remember thinking it looked like
ones I had only seen in museum. It was a faded picture of her mother in her finest native clothing taken somewhere along the trail.
I had never been so excited in my life but as I started to excitedly blurt out a thousand questions at her she completely changed and yelled at me
she did not want to talk about it. She never discussed it again and I learned of the terrible abuse from relatives.
It breaks my heart even today that I have no knowledge of distant relatives, who they are, or anything about my heritage. The total abuse of
native Americans continues even today. For example if there were a team named the blackskins America would be up in arms but it is totally
acceptable to have a team named redskins. What a joke.
Other minorities don't have anything to complain about in comparison to native Americans. They had everything stolen from them and still are not
truly free even today. Their land stolen and then stuck on god forsaken pieces of land that the White man did not want. Later they would find gold
or oil on it and steal it from them again lol.
They had whole cultures that were rendered extinct but no one talks about that. There is not even an accurate count at the actual numbers of native
Americans who were killed in this country by the white man. And you want to complain because they celebrate one victory. Give me a break man...
They have the highest of everything bad they keep statistics about. Drug and alcohol abuse and deaths, mortality rate, rate of poverty, on and
on. But you don't see them complaining all over the place. Way to proud and honorable for that.
I say celebrate any damn thing you want to my brothers.....