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  •  nicely done, Grizzard (19+ / 0-)

    The Quilt is just beautiful and I wish you all the best in this creative fundraising effort.

    I spent a good bit of time yesterday reading around link-jumps, with my starting point being the news story about the land thats up for sale (again) at/near Wounded Knee. Don't let me wander off on tangents too far here, heh, but whoa. Every time I do this kind of wander-reading, I read and follow and read more, I am just stunned again and again at the  - sigh - it seems like there are vultures and grabbers everywhere who can't stand to miss an opportunity to perpetuate the soul-robbing of native peoples. Anyway. My dominant thought yesterday in all that reading was... just how profound was the soul-robbery that went on and how it still continues today. It really boggles my mind and that's understating it.

    You've managed to say it here so much more succinctly:

    Black Elk said two things in the wake of Wounded Knee, but only one of them was true. The dream of the Sioux people was a beautiful dream. But it's not dead just yet. It's been buried alive, and together, we can play a role in restoring the very soul of a people with so much to offer the world.

    If I can't dance I don't want to be part of your revolution. ~ Emma Goldman

    by Lady Libertine on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 10:23:02 AM PDT

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