Here is a video about what happened at wounded knee. 19 Medals of Honor were awarded to men of the 7th Calvalry for bravery above the call of duty. There were more women and children killed than men. All in the name of God. You don't have to beleive the video, just ask any Native American, they well remember.
mate , not to be rude but yes native folks where treated badly , in the name of states hood in the name of progress and even in the name of God , but none of it was right ..
in tasmania they put bounties on folks
there ARE NO TASMANIAN aboriginals any more
a lot of wanna be , but the sad fact is they where wiped out , every single one
and the bounty was put on by someone who was a Christian minister ( in title)
but the guy was scum , he drank he stole he womanised
he paid for his position and live high up all his life
how do you think his time in hell is ??
how do you think God reacts to those who dont know him being slaughtered like that ??
as they did not know God , he's take them to himself as Children , who are innocent and keep them close ..
the men who did all that was wrong because of hatred and ignorance
keeping ignorance of who and why they did it to keep the hate going , is just as wrong
two wrongs dont make a right
so instead of throwing blame back to folks who are dead or worse trying to blame those alive today for it
do something to make it better for them
i cant fix the crimes against the koori folks here , but i can make sure that it dont happen again and that the folks are looked after and brought every chance we can give them ..
what happened on both sides was wrong , lets hope we've learned and grown from that time ..
but always remember just because someone calls themselves Christian Moderate whatever , dont mean its true
look at all those in power today
many state they are beleivers, but look how they carry on ,
but they'll pay .. thats not my issue except to protect folks from these schmucks poor decisions
Jack, alot of history like this was suppressed or not presented accurately. It just boils down to responsibility. Should I only care about what happens during my tiny life span? If people today use civil rights to lever the system. Why can't the Native American do the same.
I do what I can also, I have a few letters of appreciation from Friar Stephen Huffstetler, director of St. Joseph's Indian School. It's a school for the Lakota children. St. Joseph's Indian School, Chamberlain, SD 57326, (605) 234 3300 www.stjo.org I just send them a little monetary donation occassionally. They are so thankful.
There is no such thing as a NATIVE American! Just early immigrants!
My Great grandmother was Creek and married a French Huegenot to avoid the family having to make the march on the Trail of Tears and by doing so were able to stay on their farm in Greene Co. Alabama.
When I hear "natives" talking about reservations I always ask "where would the white man's reservations be located if the "natives" had won?
In a warrior society the victors get the spoils. The Sioux were originally located in the Great Lakes region but got run out by stronger nations and didn't gain their strength until the advent of the horse.
Don't know exact dates, but black men got the vote in the 1870's, women around 1924, Indians around 1928!