[Homestead] Another book for Bev
bobford79 at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 22 00:20:48 EST 2008
If I can remember the name of the most recent documentary, I'll post it. It is very interesting. Those Indians just would not give up. 'kept going to court and losing and going back to court, for years; finally won; the treaties were in black and white. I'm sure the documentary is available free on the internet, but I can't remember the title.
Their whole idea is exactly what you are talking about, eating their native diet again. Pima Indians, are very quiet, mild natured, and smart. If you meet a Pima, he or she will, also, almost ceratinly be much overweight. Their lifespan is much shorter than normal and they have much amputations and sight (blindness) problems, because of diabetes. their elders want to grow whatever they used to eat and quit eating 'western' food. That label doesn't sound right to me, all Indians are 'western'; but anyway; you are exactly right....................
--- On Sun, 12/21/08, Lynda <lurine at com-pair.net> wrote:
> From: Lynda <lurine at com-pair.net>
> Subject: Re: [Homestead] Another book for Bev
> To: bobford79 at yahoo.com, homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Sunday, December 21, 2008, 9:53 PM
> Don't know much about the Pima. I know about the
> programs for the Hopi, Navajo, Sioux, Native Seeds/SEARCH,
> Running Strong for American Indian Youth, Renewal of Life
> Food Journals and a few other programs. They all center
> around returning to historical eating instead of commodities
> foods and modern "western diet" fast foods.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "bobf"
> <bobford79 at yahoo.com>
> > Lynda, the Pima (O'odham like the papago) have the
> higfhest rate of diabetes of any group on earth. They
> don't live in Four Corners; they are Sonoran Desert
> Indians. They live in Phoenix, too. They just won some
> kind of big, big, lawsuit to get river water diverted back
> to their land so they can eat their natural food like what
> you were tslking.
> > It is a very big deal here.
> > Some big ag and politicians didn't eant thm to
> have and 'waste' all of that water. Treaties, it is
> all about treaties. They won, the river will be diverted.
> There have been a couple of PBS documnetaries about the
> Pima, their stolen water, and their terrible problem with
> diabstes. 'not trying to correct you; obviously you
> lnow more about Indians in general, but Pima and diabetes
> are well known news in Arizona........................
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