Originally Posted by Iron Eagle
Why, you would be suprised as how many are everywhere, and like me, have never been on a reservation. True, some may prefer life that way, but from what I have heard, the poverty-drugs-and alcohol use is terrible.
Bobitis, you might not know this, but if you are Native American, that is what you are, regardless of percentage. I am Cherokee from both of my parents. The indian has been painted in a bad light for far too long. Just a thought- who would not be willing to give his life to protect his families life as well as his own? Does that make that man a savage? No. I am sure that everyone here would willingly do that. The history books do not accurately tell what happened. May I suggest reading Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee? It tells the truth of what happened. It was not written by a Native, but it was done by someone who learned the truth, and had the courage to tell it. BTW, I am a Christian, a patriot, and a veteran. I stand for Godliness in our government. Its a shame it isn't there right now.
My son gets his 'native' heritage from his mothers side. Mine is one from the 'evil' bastids side. I'm related to William Dawes. He rode with Paul Revere but never got near the attention. I'm sure you're familiar with the Dawes Rolls.
I'm surrounded by many native reservations so I see/read what they do on a daily basis. The native Americans are their own 'nations' according to law. They are soveriegn and not beholding to any state or federal regulations. With this in mind, the States and the fed keep feeding them with subsidies. There're far too many to go into here.
I know many that like to keep their heritage alive and I would gladly stand with them. I've seen far too many that couldn't care less and have no problem feeding off the system, and raping the earth and its resources because they can.
Much like slavery, I refuse to be accountable for the plight of the native American. Many I would fight with and respect (such as yourself). Far more would get the cold shoulder.