I'm having my goat stuffed with Apples
Frederick Douglass: Find out just what any people will quietly submit to
and you have found out the exact measure of injustice
and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these
will continue till they are resisted with either
words or blows, or with both.
ďDonít believe them, donít fear them, donít ask
anything of them.Ē
It is what it is. Can still be thankful for what it is today, but nevertheless....the Natives are often forgotten when they should be most remembered, imho.
True and I'm sure there are some who still recognize the day (years) for what it really is. I beleive some schools are teaching this. Unfortunately, like Christmas, Thanksgiving has lost alot of its real meaning and gives people an excuse to be grateful or giving. I think this should be done all year round. We only see the commercial side, we don't know what everyone does to celebrate or to be grateful or giving.
Well,...why not? I mean they were a strong race, and some tribes still are.
It's easy to brand them alcoholic, wife-beating casino owners now, but they've been through hell and back in terms of racism, ethnic and religious cleansing,...
So many "red-blooded Americans," really do have some "red-blood." I'm 1/4 Chippewa.
I guess I believe they should be remembered simply because they are a part of who many of "us" are.
They sacrificed and lost a lot. As a whole, Native American languages (dialects) disappear almost monthly.
Finally, I respect certain rites, beliefs and traditions that were long held and dealt with earth-sustaining rituals and practices. Their mysticism has always intrigued me as well as their respect for all living beings.
I think they should be remembered for what they added to our own culture, some of which survives today.
I'm far from an expert on different tribe's practices, etc...but what I have read and learned tells me they deserve rememberance.
jimbo, here's a good video for you.
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