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Video: Outstanding MSNBC editorial concerning Native American genocide

Video:  Outstanding MSNBC editorial concerning Native American genocide

 

November is National Native American Heritage Month.  Please do what you can in your own community to explain the valuable contributions of the Western Hemisphere’s indigenous peoples to those all over the world.  Seventy percent of the vegetables, grains and fruits, consumed by humans today were developed in the New World. 

Would you believe that the original proposal for a “American Indian Heritage Day” came from the Boy Scouts of America over a century ago?   The month-long celebration still has only semi-official status by the federal government and a few state governments.

 

 

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Richard Thornton is a professional architect, city planner, author and museum exhibit designer-builder. He is today considered one of the nation’s leading experts on the Southeastern Indians. However, that was not always the case. While at Georgia Tech Richard was the first winner of the Barrett Fellowship, which enabled him to study Mesoamerican architecture and culture in Mexico under the auspices of the Institutio Nacional de Antropoligia e Historia. Dr. Roman Piňa-Chan, the famous archaeologist and director of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, was his fellowship coordinator. For decades afterward, he lectured at universities and professional societies around the Southeast on Mesoamerican architecture, while knowing very little about his own Creek heritage. Then he was hired to carry out projects for the Muscogee-Creek Nation in Oklahoma. The rest is history. Richard is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the KVWETV (Coweta) Creek Tribe and a member of the Perdido Bay Creek Tribe. In 2009 he was the architect for Oklahoma’s Trail of Tears Memorial at Council Oak Park in Tulsa. He is the president of the Apalache Foundation, which is sponsoring research into the advanced indigenous societies of the Lower Southeast.

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  1. havencroft1979@gmail.com'

    Wonder what the early Aborigine thought about the invaders who exterminated them? You know, all those other aborigine invaders who came into the country and waged war on the men, women and children of the original indigenous tribes? Then, when the Europeans came to America, the aborigine fought with them and killed their men, women and children. Is it the Europeans’ fault that they were better warriors? Remember, the Europeans could have exterminated every Indigenous aborigine in America if they had wanted to do so. The Europeans stopped the inter-tribal warfare that had gone on for generations, right? The early aborigine must be rolling in their graves over the whining taking place now from some of their mixed-race, casino descendants.

    Blaming the “White Man” for the problems of the rez natives reminds me of what the ghetto, BLM blacks are doing.

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