Skip to comments.The little Injun that could (SITTING BULL-S*** - Ward Churchill)
Posted on 02/09/2005 4:40:36 PM PST by perfect stranger
If Ward Churchill loses his job teaching at the University of Colorado, he could end up giving Howard Dean a real run for his money to head the Democratic National Committee.
Churchill already has a phony lineage and phony war record just like John Kerry! (Someone should also check out Churchill's claim that he spent Christmas 1968 at Wounded Knee.) In 1983, Churchill met with Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and later felt it necessary to announce that his group, the American Indian Movement, "has not requested arms from the Libyan government." In 1997, he was one of the "witnesses" who spoke at a "Free Mumia" event in Philadelphia on behalf of convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Come to think of it, Churchill could give Hillary a run for her money. All that's left for Churchill to do now is meet with Al Sharpton and kiss Suha Arafat.
Churchill's claim that he is an Indian isn't an incidental boast, like John Kerry pretending to be Irish. It is central to his career, his writing, his political activism. Churchill has been the co-director of the American Indian Movement of Colorado, the vice chairperson of the American Indian "Anti-Defamation" Council, and an associate professor and coordinator of American Indian Studies at the University of Colorado.
By Churchill's own account, a crucial factor in his political development was "being an American Indian referred to as 'chief' in a combat unit" in Vietnam, which made him sad. This is known to con men everywhere as a "two-fer."
In addition to an absence of evidence about his Indian heritage, there is an absence of evidence that he was in combat in Vietnam. After the POW Network revealed that Churchill had never seen combat, he countered with this powerful argument: "They can say whatever the hell they want. That's confidential information, and I've never ordered its release from the Department of Defense. End of story." Maybe we should ask John Kerry to help Churchill fill out a form 180.
In one of his books, "Struggle for the Land," Churchill advances the argument that one-third of America is the legal property of Indians. And if you believe Churchill is a real Indian, he also happens to be part owner of the Brooklyn Bridge.
In his most famous oeuvre, the famed 9-11 essay calling the 9-11 World Trade Center victims "little Eichmanns," he said "Arab terrorists" his quotes had simply "responded to the massive and sustained American terror bombing of Iraq" by giving Americans "a tiny dose of their own medicine."
Having blurted out "Iraq" in connection with 9-11 in a moment of pique, Churchill had to backpedal when the anti-war movement needed to argue that Iraq had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with Arab terrorism. He later attached an "Addendum" to the essay saying that the 9-11 attack was not only payback for Iraq, but also for various other of this country's depredations especially against "real Indians" (of which he is not one).
In light of the fact that Churchill's entire persona, political activism, curriculum vitae, writings and university positions are based on his claim that he's an Indian, it's rather churlish of him to complain when people ask if he really is one. But whenever he is questioned about his heritage, Churchill rails that inquiries into his ancestry are "absolutely indefensible."
Churchill has gone from claiming he is one-eighth Indian "on a good day" to claiming he is "three-sixteenths Cherokee," to claiming he is one-sixty-fourth Cherokee through a Revolutionary War era ancestor named Joshua Tyner. (At least he's not posing as a phony Indian math professor.) A recent investigation by the Denver Post revealed that Tyner's father was indeed married to a Cherokee. But that was only after Joshua's mother and Churchill's relative was scalped by Indians.
By now, all that's left of Churchill's claim to Indian ancestry is his assertion: "It is just something that was common knowledge in my family." (That, and his souvenir foam-rubber "tommyhawk" he bought at Turner Field in Atlanta.)
Over the years, there were other subtle clues the university might have noticed.
Churchill is not in the tribal registries kept since the 1800s by the federal government.
No tribe will enroll him a verification process Churchill dismisses as "poodle papers" for Indians.
In 1990, Churchill was forced to stop selling his art as "Indian art" under federal legislation sponsored by then-representative and actual Indian! Ben Nighthorse Campbell, that required Indian artists to establish that they are accepted members of a federally recognized tribe. Churchill responded by denouncing the Indian artist who had exposed him. (Hey, does anybody need 200 velvet paintings of Elvis playing poker with Crazy Horse?)
In the early '90s, he hoodwinked an impecunious Cherokee tribe into granting him an "associate membership" by telling them he "wrote some books and was a big-time author." A tribal spokeswoman explained: He "convinced us he could help our people." They never heard from him again yet another treaty with the Indians broken by the white man. Soon thereafter, the tribe stopped offering "associate memberships."
A decade ago, Churchill was written up in an article in News From Indian Country, titled, "Sovereignty and Its Spokesmen: The Making of an Indian." The article noted that Churchill had claimed membership in a scrolling series of Indian tribes, but over "the course of two years, NFIC hasn't been able to confirm a single living Indian relative, let alone one real relative that can vouch for his tribal descent claim."
When real Indians complained to Colorado University in 1994 that a fake Indian was running their Indian Studies program, a spokeswoman for the CU president said the university needed "to determine if the position was designated for a Native American. And I can't answer that right now." Apparently it was answered in Churchill's favor since he's still teaching.
If he's not an Indian, it's not clear what Churchill does have to offer a university. In his book, "A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas, 1492 to the Present," Churchill denounces Jews for presuming to imagine the Holocaust was unique. In the chapter titled "Lie for Lie: Linkages between Holocaust Deniers and Proponents of the Uniqueness of the Jewish Experience in World War II," Churchill calls the Third Reich merely "a crystallization" of Christopher Columbus' ravages of his people (if he were an Indian).
His research apparently consisted of watching the Disney movie "Pocahontas," which showed that the Indians meant the European settlers no harm. (That's if you don't count the frequent scalpings.)
Even the credulous Nation magazine always on red alert for tales of government oppression dismissed Churchill's 1988 book "Agents of Repression" about Cointelpro-type operations against the American Indian Movement, saying the book "does not give much new information" and "even a reader who is inclined to believe their allegations will want more evidence than they provide." If The Nation won't buy your anti-U.S. government conspiracy theories, Kemosabe, it's probably time to pack up the old teepee and hit the trail of tears.
In response to the repeated complaints from Indians that a phony Indian was running CU's Indian Studies program, Churchill imperiously responded: "Guess what that means, guys? I'm not taking anyone's job, there wouldn't be an Indian Studies program if I wasn't coordinating it ... They won't give you a job just because you have the paper." This white man of English and Swiss-German descent apparently believes there are no actual Indians deserving of his position at CU. (No wonder the Indians aren't crazy about him.)
As long as we're all agreed that there are some people who don't deserve jobs at universities, why isn't Churchill one of them?
The actual title is "The little Injun that could"
Yes, you are correct. What a stupid mistake I've made. Mods please fix this.
We just need to get this guy a forum where he can get his message out every day, just like Hanoi John, and we can then watch him dig his own grave deeper and deeper.
It's alright. :) I just pinged the mod to change it, so dupes won't crop up. :)
I wish WND would find a better picture of Ann.
This guy is a fraud from top to bottom, outrageousness not withstanding.
Professor Sitting Bullsh*t...
Fake Indian scalps self.
"..He bridles at hearing that a woman named Mary Schantag, who operates the POW Network, claims to have found records that indicate Churchill drove heavy machinery in Vietnam, with no mention of combat.
"How, exactly, would being a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam not be a combat assignment?" said Churchill.
"I'll just leave it at that. They can say whatever the hell they want. That's confidential information, and I've never ordered its release from the Department of Defense. End of story.".."
I've seen Ward Churchill "preaching" his nonsense on Free Speech TV in the past. He certainly fits the mold of the looney and outrageous left. Not a day goes by when some moonbat screeches. Today belongs to the mayor of Baltimore.
What a great article! As usual, Annie tells it like it is.
This idiot Churchill has the Freedom of speech that he enjoys because alot of Patriots Past, Present, and the Future to come that are wearing the uniforms of the United States Of America have fought, been wounded, and died so he can run his fat mouth. God Bless America and All Who have Defended Her.
Great writing.....I don't usually read her columns, but I will start!
Good hatchet job, Ann. You've scalped him!
Are we all agreed then......after Ann Coulter dissects a topic or, in this case a toad....there is absolutely nothing left to contribute.
Coulter - brain of the century.
The Indian-or-not question is a very interesting one. IIRC, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 authorizes the tabulation of racial data. One of the catagories was, "American Indian." Many liberal, progressive, activistic leftie organizations unilaterally applied political correctness and changed this label to, "Native American." No federal legislative action has legitimatized this corruption. So, while I am not an "American Indian," I am a "native American" (unlike Arnold, for example) and proud of having been born in this great nation. Lefties are so clever in manipulating the language, it is surprising that they still get excited when they get a submission from a "native American!"
In short, they are good for a laugh in small doses. There is a certain sadness that apparently sentient human beings take this twaddle seriously.
His tribal name is "Walking Eagle" - a birdbrain that's so full of s*** that he can't fly.
"His tribal name is "Walking Eagle" - a birdbrain that's so full of s*** that he can't fly".
Would you object to a ornithological modification?
How about "Big Eared Buzzard" (look at the size of his ears & my well established tag line;)!!!!!!
My Grandmother was 1/2 Cherokee and my Grandfather was full Cherokee (both on my Mother's side) what percentage does that make me? Maybe I can become a Cherokee and get some of that casino money? :)
Check her website or HumanEvents or WND.com they should have an archive of her previous work. For me it's fun to look back at an event that happened a few years ago and read her column about it.
She's got an impressive resume, and she takes no crap from liberals when she's on TV. She dabated a writer from New Republic at Amherst college on C-SPAN a few months ago and she ripped him apart. Ha-ha
You owe me a new keyboard for that comment.
"My Grandmother was 1/2 Cherokee and my Grandfather was full Cherokee (both on my Mother's side) what percentage does that make me? Maybe I can become a Cherokee and get some of that casino money? :)"
That is some difficult math!!!!!!!! looks like 3/4ths to me;)
And we need your help to determine how to check this phony's heritage.
What type of birth records has the Cherokee tribe maintained? How far back might they go? Where would you begin to check his bona fides? Must be on his mother's side and I would also like to know if he really is a Churchill on his father's side. I hate that he gets to use this revered name.
... why do you ask, two dogs #######?
I'm not familiar with FreeSpeech TV, but just by the name it sounds insipid.
They proclaim to be independent, but they're not. Think of it as Pacifica Radio with pictures.
I did try to research Churchill in the Dawes list which is one of the databases for Cherokees living on reservations. Without his genealogy I couldn't find anything.
This rat lowlife, Ward Churchill, has managed to slur to good names at one time............ "Churchill" and "Cleaver".
It was with Lincoln.
I think your mother then would have been 3/4ths Cherokee and that would make you 3/8ths. Given there was no Cherokee on your father's side. I had one full blooded Cherokee great grandmother. I've seen the pictures. I've heard it said that so many people have Cherokee ancestry because they were attractive people and the old timers often took them as wives above any other tribes. I think one could be purchased for a horse or two or a good rifle.
This guy could pass as Janet Reno's ugly sister.
HAhahaha!!...Ann Steyn...I mean Mark Coulter...I mean...oh man, with the two of them writing it keeps my tear ducts open...from laughing.
ok I'll go with "TWO BEAGLES"
3/8th's! Is that enough to get preferential treatment? :) I've not seen pictures of them when young but my mom was quite pretty, definite Indian nose.
Please leave this poor guy alone. I can vouch for the fact that he is the real thing.
Chief, Yuppie Indian Tribe
It's the "workingman's hero" garb that really cracks me up. What a putz!
He's probably worn out more than one 'Billy Jack' video.
Some saw it was alcoholism and disease that hurt the indians. But I say it was a bad bullpen.....