September 25, 2014September 25, 2014 / sachemspeaks / Leave a comment / Edit
Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations
I enjoyed reading Philip Kennicott report on the Smithsonian franchise.
Because of health reasons among others since 1993, I have not been able to visit the
National Museum of the American Indian
I have been sadden because of this.
Thank to Mr. Kennicott’s report I see that I am missing nothing?
The National Museum of the American Indian is just like the rest of history, nothing about what has been happening to the first people attacked by the republic and this government before the need of their treaties ever since first contact?
Where, in this museum are my people, the people of the eastern part of Indian country?
Remember, there are thousands of tribes east of the Mississippi river?
Who will be telling the true stories of the traditionalist and what is happening to them?
Who is going to tell the stories about the “Mixed Breed People and how they became mixed breeds?
What is happening to the true traditional people that are refusing to knuckle under to the government strong arm
” Except our terms of surrender and go to our newest reservations in New England?”
Nation to Nation is an Oxymoron
Un-less you are talking
Nation to Nation is just another way of keeping troublesome indigenous peoples on a reservation out of the way of this governments progress into greed.
What is the correct terminology: American Indian, Indian, Native American, or Native?
Is a newer way for the “Nations to Nations Reservation people to help this government to annihilate the rest of our people, people of “Mixed Breed!”
An expression now used by reservation Indians.
“All of these terms are acceptable. The consensus, however, is that whenever possible, Native people prefer to be called by their specific tribal name.
In the United States, Native American has been widely used but is falling out of favor with some groups, and the terms American Indian or indigenous American are preferred by many Native people.”
Philip Kennicott is the Pulitzer Prize-winning Art and Architecture Critic of The Washington Post.
He has been on staff at the Post since 1999, first as Classical Music Critic, then as Culture Critic.