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    Did you ever read Where White Men Fear to Tread?

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    I'm definitely down with the indigenous viewpoint but the Demonic One I cannot bear to listen.

    One of the disappointing things that happened to me was an indigenous American that I met online who I found very interesting. A nurse, highly intelligent with an avatar of her dressed in indigenous cultural attire. I believed she liked me as well, we even talked about meeting as she lived in an area where I had a brother that I visited often. After this forum (dedicated to an active serial killer) dissolved for the most part, I left and came back under a different avatar.

    I looked up this person and recognized that she was mercilessly bashing immigrants, specifically indigenous immigrants from Mexico. It saddened my heart to realize that she was openly hostile. I don't know...I would defend an Indigenous American to the end, it doesn't seem the loyalties are reciprocal. Just one of the many things that I find disappointing about the human species.

    Heard of it I think, never read it...is that perchance a book by Russel Means?
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    One of the saddest things I ever saw was a young Native American stating that she was so traumatized by her life's experience that when asked if she was Native American she would deny her heritage and answer that she was Mexican. That was like a smack to the side of my head, she had been subject to so much soul torture that she thought it would be better to be Mexican and in the American culture...Wow!
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    American Indian women suffer some of the worst abuses. Their circumstance is often horrendously tragic.

    Yes, the book was written by Russell Means. I listened to him in an interview. He talked about his tremendous anger issues. He had decided to go to therapy. Some native friends told him to stay away from the white man's medicine. He said that he had a white man's disease so he was going to seek a white man's cure.

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    When you think about it, America's history is deeply troubled and some of the the traumas are still there, generation after generation.

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    Definitely, the traumas are multi-generational every bit as much as cultures themselves.
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    Am joining this thread - so I can come back for the video links. I also want to talk about the suffering I see with regard to Indigenous People suffering here in Australia. The Aborigines have suffered much and I am learning a lot from those I meet and with whom I get to spend time.

    Much Respect - Amanda

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    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    Did you ever read Where White Men Fear to Tread?
    nope...lots of books on the reading list yet...might get through it all in about a few hundred years

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    Am joining this thread - so I can come back for the video links. I also want to talk about the suffering I see with regard to Indigenous People suffering here in Australia. The Aborigines have suffered much and I am learning a lot from those I meet and with whom I get to spend time.

    Much Respect - Amanda
    thanks amanda
    as an immigrant to NA, several generations in [european heritage], i learned a lot by living on a reservation for a dozen years
    gave a real intimate view

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    This belongs here then >


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