Re: Casting Stones and Owning Mountains

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Posted by Rich on July 29, 2000 at 11:05:34:

In Reply to: Casting Stones posted by Victoria on July 28, 2000 at 13:59:56:

: I have often wondered, should the French and the English pay reparations and apologize to the Indians?

: Regards,
: Victoria

Oh, Victoria! You little rascal you!

Without divulging my stance on this, I must say it's been of great interest reading the responses ... And, one more thing ...

There's actually a recent precedent, of sorts, for just this sort of thing. Back in the late '80s, former Knicks guard(?), Senator Bill Bradley of New Jersey, was a co-sponsor of a bill to return the sacred Black Hills of South Dakota to the Lakota Sioux. No kidding!

I'm not sure what ever became of this matter, though it's obvious who owns the Black Hills ... still. Of course, this does deviate from your original question, as this is an issue of treaty obligation!

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