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  •  T&R'd and props... (5+ / 0-)

    ...for pointing this out.  
    Another 'Bringer of Death' after American Native populations had been devastated by disease brought by the earliest settlers. Many of these later settlers, many from the war-shattered south -and some African American- didn't see Natives as human.  

    "Gee, I'm only squatting on top of your traditional watering hole, mucking it up with cattle their droppings and diseases. I can't help it if my cabin is smack in the middle of your sacred ground. I don't see no church!"

    What was the usual greeting to peaceful Natives approaching with the Broken Arrow? Usually a fatal volley of rapid gunfire from frightened, ignorant settlers. These weapons were probably one of those used.

    My granddaughters are Native American. I've learned much over my life, even before they came into it. The real history of America is written in blood & tears, of sorrow AND joy; incredible heroics & highs, and the lowest of low. We have acheived the highest highs, but we have never really resolved our past.

    "Wealthy the Spirit which knows its own flight. Stealthy the Hunter who slays his own fright. Blessed is the Traveler who journeys the length of the Light."

    by CanisMaximus on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 10:20:24 PM PST

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