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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 07.01.07 | 05:46 (IST)

    "You mean it is from the melting pot of America,created from the slaughter of millions" - Billy Jack I saw those bad movies. I even remember: "Billy Jack Dog Food, it's the brand Billy Jack Eats" - The Firesign Theater But you are wrong. The mass kill offs of Native Americans happened long before the United States happened. They were caused by illness. Though one cannot honestly view America's relationship with Native American tribes as faultless or always humane, we never enslaved them as others did. Even today, when the members of native American tribes have ALL rights of citizenship, they have some sovereign rights as tribes, equal in most was to the rights of any State in the Union. As a child I was once quite enthralled by the idea that my father worked with Nelson Shenandoah, an Onondaga Chief. I had visions of my father working in a guy who showed up in buckskins and a war bonnet. I was disappointed to learn he wore a plaid shirt and baggy pants just like dad.

    from the article: First thought on most Jewish Congress ever: Wow. Second thought: Oy
    First published 00:00 05.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 05.01.07
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