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X BS: Indian or Native American? (76* d) RE: BS: Indian or Native American? 19 Mar 03


I'm a Keresan (Our language) from the Pueblo of Laguna, (What the Spanish called us) ancestor of the Anasazi. (What the Navaho called us, who never even knew us during that time.) We never "denuded" a forest; Mt. Taylor still has the forest on it where we got our timber. True, half of the forest on Mt. Taylor is gone but that's the side that's owned by the European Invaders who denuded the forest. And another thing Q, It was a 100-year drought that caused us to move from the area NOT poor farming practices. War? Hell, look what your Government is going to do in a few days. By the way Q, how many oil spills have my people caused? If you want to talk ecology I think we still have you beat.

I think it's funny. So far there have only been a couple of us who have posted that can speak with any authority about what we want to be called and for the most part we have ignored. You banter about what YOU think we should be called. Once more you Europeans are deciding what to do with your little "Indians."

Did you know that you all are wrongly named as Americans. I'll make a motion at the next tribal meeting to rename you since you don't know who you really are. How does Vespoochieans sound to you?

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