Posted by Ayesha on July 04, 1999 at 23:04:06:
In Reply to: Re: 4TH OF JULY IN INDIAN COUNTRY posted by Champ on July 04, 1999 at 22:09:00:
: : Hi Everyone,
: : Here is an article from a San Francisco newspaper I thought you might all enjoy.
: : THE FOURTH OF JULY IN INDIAN COUNTRY
: : BY MARK ANTHONY ROLO
: > Siyo Ayesha ---
: thank you for posting this. I can understand the mixed-feelings & conflict within, for I am a mixed-blood Cherokee.
: I am extremly proud of my Cherokee heritage, yet equally proud of my Celtic heritage. I am proud of my ancestors who fought in the Revolution, & proud of those who fought in the War Between The States.
: I was in the US Army during Desert Shield-Storm, & I'm proud of that too.
: Yet, as a mixed-blood my soul is in constant conflict over what has been done to my people over the years in this country,
: & how I'm *suppose* to act (react) to it...
: Again, thanks for this posting...
: Wado ---
I really know how you feel. So many in this country are of mixed blood. As my daughter says; "real mutts". It is hard to know where to identify and how to feel. The emotions run so deep!
I really wish our goverment would honor our Native People as a "NATIONAL TREASURE" and do whatever they could to preserve and assist in the preservation of the culture. It would do so much for the PRIDE of the PEOPLE. Native People have endured a century of suffering and loss of identity. I sincerely hope that some great changes (for the better) will happen in this next century.
Enjoy the rest of your evening,
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