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Sat Oct 20, 2018, 12:07 PM

 

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. That book changed how I looked at life itself. [View all]

Recent events reminded me of this book. White people attacking Indians in North Dakota. Trump hanging a picture of President Jackson in the oval office. A man who covered himself in Indian blood. I read that book roughly 45 years ago as a young teenager and it broke my heart. I became a big fan of the American Indian. All these years later I still remember many of the names. Captain Jack, Chief Joseph, Roman Nose, Red Cloud and my favorite, Crazy Horse.

The book shocked me because as a white male I realized my culture, my society had lied to me. We were taught Indians were dumb blood thirsty savages. Custer was a great hero who died at the little Big Horn. No, Custer was an arrogant fool who had zero respect for the Indians and it got him and all his men killed. It was all lies. I began to wonder, what other lies was I being taught?

That moment as a young teenager I began to question everything. I blindly followed nothing or no one. I started to rebel. I realized you had to educate yourself. You had to search for the truth yourself. I became a skeptic, I needed proof.

As a white man I completely understand white people cannot honestly call themselves a great race, a great people until they atone for the sins they committed against the Indians and African Americans. We are still attacking them. We are covered in their blood. We are not white, we are bloody red.

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