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Sun Feb 11, 2018, 01:51 PM

'Trump doesn't understand history': Native Americans tell their story in DC

“Indians are less than 1% of the population. Yet images and names of Indians are everywhere. How is it that Indians can be so present and so absent in American life?”

This is the question posed by Americans, a new exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, exploring how Native Americans have been central to America’s sense of itself even as they were systematically persecuted, marginalised and erased.

The myth-busting show contains an array of nearly 300 objects and images of Indians and Indian stereotypes. They include a Tomahawk flight-test missile, a 1948 Indian Chief motorcycle, a Washington Redskins football team baby blanket, photos of presidents and celebrities wearing feather headdresses, footage from westerns and scale models of Chinook, Kiowa and Apache Longbow helicopters.

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In an interview on Friday, Garcia, who has indigenous roots on her father’s side, added: “The experience of Native American women has been missing from the #MeToo movement when they suffer the highest rates of abuse. The only way to understand an epidemic is to acknowledge those who are most vulnerable.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/11/native-americans-indians-smithsonian-trump

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Reply 'Trump doesn't understand history': Native Americans tell their story in DC (Original post)
turbinetree Feb 2018 OP
Wellstone ruled Feb 2018 #1
turbinetree Feb 2018 #2
ProudLib72 Feb 2018 #3
turbinetree Feb 2018 #9
syringis Feb 2018 #4
turbinetree Feb 2018 #5
syringis Feb 2018 #12
IluvPitties Feb 2018 #6
turbinetree Feb 2018 #7
IluvPitties Feb 2018 #11
syringis Feb 2018 #13
mythology Feb 2018 #8
turbinetree Feb 2018 #10
syringis Feb 2018 #14
BlueDog22 Feb 2018 #15

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 02:06 PM

1. As a side story.

Kind of familiar with the Native Reservations in Minnesota and South Dakota. We attended a open to the Public Native affairs meeting. What the major take away were these items. Drug and Alcohol use is out of control. Something were aware of for decades. Here was the show stopper,most of the Female Women have been victims of Rape or some type of assault by the age of 10. The Meeting room went dead silent when the Native Health care presenter read that statement.

You will not read or see these issues in the Local or Regional Newspapers.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 02:21 PM

2. MY brother is married to Chippewa and there son was having major problems..................

and I also am of Indigenous decent, and when we lived near the Pine Ridge Reservation, my mother said this is what they have done to human beings, when we went out to help from Ellsworth-------------and it stayed with me.

And yes you will not read any of this in the "local papers" or the national papers. the actions being taken on the people of these camps, is stark reminder of how this system now in place takes this attitude out to the general population as a whole, and then attack and blame those that are not like them, by going after social programs..................


Spot On....................



November 2018 cannot get here fast enough

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 02:27 PM

3. This play they mention does not seem subtle

The play darts back and forth between the 1830s and near future with characters including President Andrew Jackson, who signed the Indian Removal Act and whose portrait now hangs in the Oval Office, and a violent drunkard wearing a “Trump” T-shirt.


I'm sure Don Jr will tweet about that.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 11:36 PM

9. Red Rider - Lunatic Fringe

is what this bunch is all about and this bunch reminds me of a song:

Lunatic Fringe
Red Rider

See you on the other side
Lunatic Fringe
I know you're out there
You're in hiding
And you hold your meetings
I can hear you comin'
I know what your after
We're wise to you this time
(Wise to you this time)
We won't let you kill the laughter
Uh huh
Uh huh
Uh huh
Lunatic fringe
In the twilight's last gleaming
This is open season
But you won't get too far
Cause you gotta blame someone
For your own confusion
We're on guard this time
(On guard this time)
Against your final solution
Oh no
Uh huh
Uh huh
Uh huh
We can hear you comin'
(We can hear you comin')



November 2018 cannot get here fast enough

It is not subtle in any shape or form.............there has been no apology, and we deserve better




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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 02:44 PM

4. Hello Turbinetree

Trump's understands nothing anyway...

I can't forget his appalling behavior with Navajos Veterans. I'm not sure he knows there is various ethnics, different languages, way of life, beliefs,...

To be honest, I don't know much about Native Americans, at least, not as much as I would like.

I have read several times a book written by a Native American : Sun Chief.

I've opened a thread about it last year :

https://www.democraticunderground.com/11941242

It is probably one of the most interesting books I've read. It depicts from the inside the life of a Hopi. The difficulties to find his place, how to preserve his roots and culture. The way Government did all the possible to erase this culture.

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Response to syringis (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 11:11 PM

5. Here are three books that might interest you and I will share a video of Russell Means

Myths of the Cherokee, James Mooney, pretty much explains my heritage that is understandable to non-indigenous

Then there are some books about Luther Standing Bear

Land of the Spotted Eagle

My People the Sioux


Russell Means 1989............





And then there is what happens and completed the Attack through the pipeline going through Dakota Access water protectors source and the desecration of burial land of ancestors, because a town did not want the pipe land to go through the town, bigotry is alive and well.

All one has to do is see how a society treats the Indigenous and it shows how that government treats the society as a whole, and what the congressional chair person said at the end of video shows how hollow those words are today





November 2018 cannot get here fast enough


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Response to turbinetree (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 12:44 AM

12. Thank very much Turbinetree

So you are from Sioux Ethnic ? If I remember well, Natives from North America. North States in USA and also tribes in Canada ?

In fact, it is not easy to understand the Indian heritage from outside. There is many ethnics, each ethnic has many tribes, many languages and different cultures; sometimes very different by what I understood.

The Cherokees are linked to the Sioux ? I thought they were from the Iroquois, Algonquin ethnic, Pocahontas ethnic. I still don't get how Trumpig managed to link her to the Navajos ??

What is truly sad, it to see so many languages now dead. It is a huge loss in terms of culture and in general, to fully understand a people.

I also know that many tribes have a matriarchal system. It is general or is there also patriarchal systems ?

I'm afraid, here ends my "knowledge". As you see, not many differences between what I know (perhaps) and nothing...

I'll look for the books.



PS : I have always found Indian women an men beautiful

Oh, and a last think you might like : we have an expression in French "rusé comme un sioux". We use it to depict someone very smart.

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Response to syringis (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 11:14 PM

6. Dude is a white supremacist with a very warped view of history.

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Response to IluvPitties (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 11:24 PM

7. And a traitor a malignant narcissistic psychopath, to boot, did I say he is dangerous

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 11:45 PM

11. Indeed!

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Response to IluvPitties (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 12:48 AM

13. Hello IluvPitties

It does mean nothing to me white supremacist...

The only "supremacy" I recognize them, is a tremendous imbecility. So yes, for that point they are truly idiots white supremacists.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 11:27 PM

8. I feel like it would be easier to just list the things Trump does understand

 

It's a small list, smaller even than his hands.

1.

Okay I'm out of things to list.

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Response to mythology (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 11:38 PM

10. Good one......................




November cannot get here fast enough


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Response to mythology (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 12:51 AM

14. Hello Mythology

Far much more easier indeed : so easier that you don't even need a pen or paper or whatever...

Nothing, less than nothing. It doesn't call to waste paper to write it...

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 12:54 AM

15. Not Surprised

Trump does not understand much, and has not surrounded himself with competent people.

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