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Walking Eagle BS: Uhyvdla (43) RE: BS: Uhyvdla 29 Feb 04

Something else, slight thread drift here. The IRA is (or was) open ended.

Wilma Mankiller, in her biography, relates how her family was relocated by the BIA from their birthplace in Oklahoma, to a place called Hunter's Point in San Francisco. The 'logic' being that 'induns' living on reservations didn't have the opportunities for advancment they would have if they were relocated 'off res.' This was in the mid 1950s folks! The Mankillers had to sell their farm, and along with that, a small truck vegetable and egg selling business. They were moved to a slum in S.F. and her dad, brothers, and sisters had to find jobs just to make a living wage for the family. No frills at all. They found solace at the Indian Center in Oakland. There, Wilma learned office skills. She loved her time there as she met many members of other nations that she had only heard of. There, she helped organize the takeover of Alcatraz. All of her brothers and sisters met and married members of other indian nations.

Would white America stand for this? I think not. They would scream bloody hell about their 'rights' being tromped on. With good reason too.

Sorry for the thread drift.

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