Comments Posted By Barbara Field
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Custer was not a hero and I disagree with having a state park named after him. He and his troops massacred innocent indigenous men, women, and children because their skin color was red.

The American Indian welcomed the white man with warm hospitality and showed them how to grow crops. The Pilgrims and the whites who came later would never have survived without the help of all indigenous people.

These are the words of Crazy Horse, "A very great vision is needed and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky. I was hostile to the white man. We preferred hunting to a life of idleness on our reservations. At times, we did not get enough to eat and we were not allowed to hunt. All we wanted was peace and to be left alone. Soldiers came and destroyed our villages. Then Long Hair (Custer) came. They say we massacred him, but he would have done the same to us. Our first impulse was to escape, but we were so hemmed in we had to fight."

Comment Posted By Barbara Field On 13.11.2005 @ 00:51



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