Posted by Rich on March 22, 2000 at 04:20:31:
In Reply to: Well said, Danalee posted by Petra on March 21, 2000 at 21:03:20:
: But I would like to point out one thing to Enrique: Indian people don't HAVE to live in reservations today, those lands are just the last little spots left to them where they still have some sovereignty.
Good point about the reservations, Petra. Though many of the counties that contain large reservations rank among the very lowest in the Nation as far as poverty levels go, the ironic flip side is, as you say, those Tribes at least have a portion of their homelands to call their own. They serve as a place to foster cultural identity. Many tribes, particularly east of the Mississippi, have no such place to call home.
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