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    What a wonderful tale about an incredible place! I have always had a fascination with water and waterfalls in particular. These look like the waterfalls to beat almost all waterfalls as far as beauty and spectalularity (is that a word?) I had no idea of this village so near the Grand Canyon. The story of these people is so similar to that of all of the Native American tribes that the U.S. Government treated with cruelty and disdain. All Americans should feel shame for what was done to these people to further enrich the government and settlers who took advantage of it. Andrew Jackson was particularly disgusting in his treatment of the Native Americans. I am so happy that the government did the right thing (finally!) and gave the land back to the people to whom it belonged. I guess better late than never. I would love to hike down there and stay and explore a few days. Who knows - maybe I will! Thank you again for your fine description of this place. It is a wonderful read and I can see it all in my imagination as I read.

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      to RiveroftheWest also applies to your comments, wynative. We do have such a sordid past in our politics, and we do have a most commendable past in some respects. I am particularly thinking of Mr. Lincoln and what he tussled with in his time, and lost his life for it. But sometimes we Americans really do the right thing. I am thinking of how far we've come in civil rights, lgbt rights, animal rights, political paradigms that had been stalled for centuries, and so on. So, yes, I'm the 'half-full' kind of guy. I do see our history through a jaundiced eye in some ways, in some parts, but not altogether. By retelling of its process, even the shameful parts, such as what happened to these Blue-Green people, we can achieve a catharsis and get on with the process in a fairer, gentler way. Remind me to share with you the story of Old Burro, who was the tenant farmer at Indian Garden (below present-day Grand Canyon Village), and how he was ordered to abandon his agrarian interests and get the hell out of the canyon that became (or was about to) a national park. He died, I think it was, some 6 months later, on the rim, and it is said the cause was a broken heart. Anyway, that's a bit too maudlin, though worthy of what happened at the time.  

      Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

      by richholtzin on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 05:36:51 AM PDT

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