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Originally posted by jpm1602
Not true. The Native Americans are manifested quite widely. What with the Cleveland Indians, maniacal 'Chief Wahoo' now banned. The White/Red Sox, I could go on and on. We took this country by force. Melded the remaining nations into Americana, killing those that wouldn't comply. The trail of tears. We should be so bloody proud of ourselves bringing Christianity to the savages. They should thank us for bringing smallpox in with our blankets. The Hopis have some very interesting things to say what will happen to our 'net' when the beautiful woman of the sky arrives.
We really took nothing from the Indians as many think. Land was freely traded for White Man's trinkets and then when those Indians went back on deals (the term Indian giver starts here) they had to be put into place. Much as our legal system does today.
he phrase is quite early in the history of the the USA. Thomas Hutchinson described the term as proverbial as early as 1765, in his The history of the Province of Massachusetts Bay:
"An Indian gift is a proverbial expression, signifying a present for which an equivalent return is expected."
Most people seem to forget that they have been oppressed for 500yrs.The other ethnic groups of America that suffer racism have a homeland/ancestral lands that many could go back to if they chose to(though obviously they won't because of the better lifestyle they have in the USA),the Native Americans are trapped in theirs,they are prisoner's of their own lands.
Who or what was here before the native americans? We are all human beings bound to this one planet. Is it not all of our land? I agree that there is racial bigotry, and so on and so forth, however that does not just exist with whites in america. It is my opinion, through my own observations, that white americans are more accepting of other races than say, visa versa. Now, i by no means mean to turn this into a racial bash fest, so I will stop there.