[Homestead] Who attacked whom? (was: It's almost over)
bobford79 at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 4 18:30:19 EST 2008
Now, I have completely agreed with your greviances, as an Indian, and said that the gov't is required to make things right , because of the Constitution. Why do you have to throw in something like sterilizing 40% of the modern Indians, That has not happened.
The gov't did have a hand in killing off many (most) Indians, and stealing your land through broken treaties. But, I'm going to need more than a left-wing newspaper article to believe that we (the gov't) sterilized 40% of the few of you that were left. If they did that successfully, why did they not do it to "blacks" when they were in the unfavorable column? It wasn't possible.............
p.s. My cherokee friend was not at boarding school. His father was a cop. My friend played all sports, was in the normal clubs, did all of the normal stuff. He was proud of his Cherokee heritage, but he was just one of the guys. Maybe, today, he looks at it differently, I don't know. 'haven't talked to him in decades.....................................
--- On Thu, 12/4/08, Lynda <lurine at softcom.net> wrote:
> From: Lynda <lurine at softcom.net>
> Subject: Re: [Homestead] Who attacked whom? (was: It's almost over)
> To: bobford79 at yahoo.com, homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Thursday, December 4, 2008, 4:21 PM
> We have never been of the whine and snivel type <g>
> We've begun using the courts, the Constitution AND the
> And, yup, I'll bet your friend did consider himself
> "white" because that was a way to survive. AND,
> also a wanted result from the boarding schools.
> The boarding schools didn't take with us so well. In
> fact, just made most of my aunts and uncles and cousins,
> etc. more anti-white, anti-christian. Of course, part of it
> might have to do with those nice christian folks killing my
> Nope, we aren't multiplying like other folks. The
> government went out of their way to be sure the red folks
> couldn't multiple. When you sterilize over 40% of any
> given ethnic population you kind of put a crimp in their
> reproductive activies. Guess they were scared that we
> viewed them all as more potential Custards and might invoke
> more Ghost Dances <g>
> P.S. Don't anyone going assigning tone to these
> e-mails. I'm just sharing facts and writing as I would
> speak if we were all sitting around the woodstove sharing
> some pasta e figoli (made using my smoked turkey broth) with
> hot garlic bread (dinner tonight <g>)
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "bob ford"
> <bobford79 at yahoo.com>
> > The problem with what you wrote Lynda is that there
> are not enough of you left to get away with being as
> antagonistic as the "Black" or "brown"
> "folks" -- and , it is starting to wear thin and
> not work as well for them, also.
> > Your people have not multiplied in sufficient numbers
> as did the black and brown people (I guess you are old
> school and consider your self "Red"). The good
> full blood Cherokee friend I had growing up considered
> himself "white".
> > The Treaties and the Constitution really is your ace
> in the hole
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