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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 02:49 PM

"Soul Crushing"

"Supporting South Dakota Reservations" posted this youtube clip from "Into the West" on their site today, along with this comment:

Today is the sad anniversary of Wounded Knee Massacre. We'd like to honor and remember all who fought and felt, and all who fight and will fell for our freedom. The freedom to be who we are. In peace. #IdleNoMore




They also posted this, as well as a link to "The American Experience:We Shall Remain: Wounded Knee"

‎1973, American Indian Movement activists and residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation occupied the town of Wounded Knee, demanding redress for grievances. As a result of the siege, Indians across the country forged a new path into the future. (Wounded Knee Siege) No harsh comments or you will be banned!



http://www.hulu.com/watch/196932

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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 02:52 PM

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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 04:37 PM

2. We, as a US Nation have been horrible to Native Americans

 

They don't refer to it as the "Trail of Tears" for no reason. Through our arrogant thoughts that we white people were better than and more intelligent than those "red savages" we did some absolutely heinous things. We rounded up Native Americans and marched them off THIER lands to reservations in the middle of deserts with the poorest lands for farming and hunting while taking their fertile lands for ours.

Then, for some reason we were surprised when some of them revolted.

The Native Americans were not perfect I'm sure and I'm sure they waged bloody wars between tribes. However, they did seem to live in harmony with their environment much better than we "superior" whites have done.

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