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Native American tribe calls protesters who destroyed 9/11 memorial ‘disgusting’
The Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/2013 | Robby Soave

Posted on 09/14/2013 6:47:53 PM PDT by markomalley

The protesters who uprooted a 9/11 memorial display at a liberal arts college in Vermont claimed they were defending Abenaki tribal lands and taking a stand against U.S. imperialism.

The Abenaki tribe’s response? “Disgusting.”

Don Stevens, chief of the Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe, said his tribe did not approve of the actions taken by five people–including one student–at Middlebury College last week. (RELATED: Student destroys 9/11 memorial, citing U.S. imperialism)

“We didn’t know anything about this and if we had we certainly wouldn’t have sanctioned it,” he said in a statement to The Addison Independent.

The 9/11 memorial display consisted of 2,977 flags placed in a field on Middlebury’s campus. The flags represent the nearly 3,000 people who died in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The College Republicans and Democrats have cooperated to erect the display annually for years.

But this year, liberal activists uprooted all the flags on the pretext of defending the Abenaki tribe’s rights. The field is tribal land, they claimed, and Native American beliefs prohibit disturbing the earth on hallowed ground.

But Steven said there’s no evidence that the field is an Abenaki burial site. And even if it was, the flags would be a welcome presence.

“Our burial sites honor our warriors and their bravery,” said Stevens. “Putting flags in the earth to honor bravery would not be disrespectful.”

Two people admitted to participating in the destruction of the memorial. One is a student, Anna Shireman-Grabowski. She is also a contributor to Salon.

The college condemned the incident as vandalism, and is investigating.

“There is always something to learn from differences of opinion,” wrote Middlebury President Ron Liebowitz in an email to The Daily Caller. “In this case, the disrespectful methods of the protesters overshadowed anything that might have been learned from the convictions they claimed to promote.  We will not tolerate this kind of behavior.”


TOPICS: Extended News; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: 911anniversary; 911memorial; abenaki; abenakiindians; abenakitribe; leftismoncampus; memorialdesecration; middlebury; nativeamericans; vermont

1 posted on 09/14/2013 6:47:53 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

The Leftists respond:

“Too bad, so sad, we win, you lose, teabaggers...”


2 posted on 09/14/2013 6:50:27 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: markomalley

HEAVENS NO!

however witl the stream media cover this up?

“Our burial sites honor our warriors and their bravery,” said Stevens. “Putting flags in the earth to honor bravery would not be disrespectful.”

Not the lefts kind of “indian” at all..


3 posted on 09/14/2013 6:51:54 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: carriage_hill
Complaints by Indians are becoming tiresome.
5 posted on 09/14/2013 7:01:44 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: markomalley

“The Abenaki tribe’s response? “Disgusting.”


Obviously they aren’t “real” Native-Americans.


6 posted on 09/14/2013 7:02:54 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: markomalley

The day after the vandalism, there should have been 20,000 flags put in the ground.

And bikers standing guard.

Let the weenies try to start something then.


8 posted on 09/14/2013 7:05:22 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: markomalley
In other words, the two liberal ringleaders made the crap up so that they 1) get to be "cool" by desecrating a memorial, and 2) feel somehow better about themselves because they did it in a "more noble" cause. Typical liberal.

It doesn't matter whether it's true or not. It's the MESSAGE and my FEELINGS that are important.

9 posted on 09/14/2013 7:05:39 PM PDT by cincinnati65
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10 posted on 09/14/2013 7:06:11 PM PDT by narses
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To: markomalley

Student Protesters Rip 2,977 American Flags Out of Ground at 9/11 Memorial (Because Indian)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3066414/posts


11 posted on 09/14/2013 7:08:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: markomalley

Need volunteer guards, 24/7


13 posted on 09/14/2013 7:11:04 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: CityCenter

If they endanger me or attack me for trying to stop the sacrilege, yes, they get shot.


14 posted on 09/14/2013 7:14:25 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: chessplayer

Only an idiot would stand by and let it happen.


15 posted on 09/14/2013 7:16:09 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill

I could see an armed guard with paintball or BB guns yeah. Rapid fire this punks.


16 posted on 09/14/2013 7:19:38 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: exit82; shibumi

“And bikers standing guard.

Let the weenies try to start something then.”

Makes me wonder if we’re not going to become everyone’s “thin black line”, eventually.


17 posted on 09/14/2013 7:26:43 PM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: markomalley

America Hating Leftist Pukes.

Just like Obozo.


18 posted on 09/14/2013 7:28:19 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: carriage_hill

Oh please, get a grip.

What they did was terrible and I hope they get the punishment the deserve for it. But you are over the line with your fantasies of shooting people.


19 posted on 09/14/2013 7:32:13 PM PDT by CityCenter (The solution to all problems is spiritual.)
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To: markomalley

Few Americans know that the American Indian tribes have in past proven themselves repeatedly as extremely patriotic.

As soon as word got to the reservations of World War I and II, long lines formed at the federal offices hoping to enlist, long before the government was able to take enlistments.

In World War I, one of the eastern tribes declared a separate war against Germany, and because they were not an invited party to the armistice, they still considered themselves at war with Germany, with just a “resumption of hostilities”, when Germany declared war in World War II.

For decades many tribes enlisted entire male high school graduating classes, as a group, into the Army and Marine Corps, on condition that they be allowed to train together during their basic training.

The Abenaki people are part of the Wabanaki Confederacy, which was the first nation to sign a treaty with the US in 1776. And because of this treaty, members of this confederacy who hold Canadian citizenship can serve in the US military, and have, in recent years in both Iraq and Afghanistan.


20 posted on 09/14/2013 7:33:32 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“Don Stevens, chief of the Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe, said his tribe did not approve of the actions taken by five people–including one student–at Middlebury College last week. “


21 posted on 09/14/2013 7:53:30 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: markomalley
this year, liberal activists uprooted all the flags on the pretext of defending the Abenaki tribe’s rights. The field is tribal land, they claimed...

Five little, four little, three little FAKE Indians.

22 posted on 09/14/2013 7:58:29 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: Salamander

My spot on the line might be a tad bit on the thick side.


23 posted on 09/14/2013 7:59:33 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: markomalley; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ..

Thanks markomalley.
The 9/11 memorial display consisted of 2,977 flags placed in a field on Middlebury’s campus. The flags represent the nearly 3,000 people who died in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The College Republicans and Democrats have cooperated to erect the display annually for years. But Stevens said there’s no evidence that the field is an Abenaki burial site. And even if it was, the flags would be a welcome presence. "Our burial sites honor our warriors and their bravery," said Stevens. "Putting flags in the earth to honor bravery would not be disrespectful."

24 posted on 09/14/2013 8:13:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: markomalley
“Our burial sites honor our warriors and their bravery,” said Stevens. “Putting flags in the earth to honor bravery would not be disrespectful.”

Beautiful...Don Stevens, chief of the Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe - thank you. Thanks for standing up to liberal elite blowhards... for all of us.

25 posted on 09/14/2013 8:36:56 PM PDT by GOPJ (As Iowahawk..summed it up Putin is now just basically doing donuts in ObamaÂ’s front yard." Steyn)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Complaints by Indians are becoming tiresome.

Yeah but this time the Indians are actually supporting the right side and saying these liberal animal retards had not only no business speaking for them, but that what was done was disgusting. So this time I support their complaint.


26 posted on 09/14/2013 8:58:49 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: markomalley

There is a long tradition of honoring those who have died in battle by the first nations people. Of course they would find this act of disrespect to be disgusting. The leftist ‘wannabe Indians’ do not have the first clue as to how to honor the departed. The ancestors weep


27 posted on 09/14/2013 9:05:51 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: cincinnati65

Precisely.


28 posted on 09/14/2013 9:07:06 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: markomalley
The other confessor was a student, Anna Shireman-Grabowski. “My intention was not to cause pain but to visibilize the necessity of honoring all human life and to help a friend heal from the violence of genocide that she carries with her on a daily basis as an indigenous person,” she wrote in a statement. “While the American flags on the Middlebury hillside symbolize to some the loss of innocent lives in New York, to others they represent centuries of bloody conquest and mass murder. As a settler on stolen land, I do not have the luxury of grieving without an eye to power. Three thousand flags is a lot, but the campus is not big enough to hold a marker for every life sacrificed in the history of American conquest and colonialism.”

If one is going to expendify the energistics necessary to visibilize injustifigurations then it is incumberent on every numberated individual to providify an explainafication to society largified.
29 posted on 09/14/2013 9:29:50 PM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: shibumi

You just make a better wall.


30 posted on 09/14/2013 9:41:56 PM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: Salamander
Makes me wonder if we’re not going to become everyone’s “thin black line”, eventually.

We already are.

31 posted on 09/14/2013 11:04:37 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: carriage_hill
They are cowards. Any who desecrate memorials to the dead and then try to blame someone else as an excuse are simply despicable cowards.

One or two people could likely have stopped this had they caught them in the act.

32 posted on 09/14/2013 11:08:33 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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33 posted on 09/14/2013 11:12:18 PM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: markomalley

There is no such thing as a “native” American. NO humans were indigenous to this continent. ALL were immigrants. Enough with the lionizing of the Indians already.


34 posted on 09/15/2013 12:13:33 AM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: markomalley
Liberals do this all the time. They take offense on the part of "aggrieved" groups, without bothering to find out whether those groups are, in fact, offended.

Since the little instigator feels so guilty for being a "settler" on "Native American" lands, why doesn't she go back to the country of her own "settler" ancestors? Except she'd be a foreigner there.

These types of people are incapable of feeling guilt for their own actions here and now, so they pile all that guilt on the shoulders of history.

35 posted on 09/15/2013 12:30:54 AM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: markomalley
"The Abenaki tribe’s response? 'Disgusting.'"

These are real Indians. Not white Leftists speaking for Indians or pretending to be Indians.

36 posted on 09/15/2013 12:32:15 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: markomalley

“We will not tolerate this kind of behavior.”

Want to bet?


37 posted on 09/15/2013 7:11:22 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: markomalley
Credit to the Abenakis. Real Indians don't appreciate fake Indians pretending to speak for them.

The college condemned the incident as vandalism, and is investigating. Yeah, investigating. Maybe they'll find something in, say 50 or 60 years. Wouldn't want to rush it. It's the favorite Obamanoid response: Delay, delay, delay. "We need more time to study this!"

38 posted on 09/15/2013 7:16:58 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: davius

“My intention was not to cause pain but to visibilize the necessity of honoring all human life and to help a friend heal from the violence of genocide that she carries with her on a daily basis as an indigenous person,” she wrote in a statement. “While the American flags on the Middlebury hillside symbolize to some the loss of innocent lives in New York, to others they represent centuries of bloody conquest and mass murder. As a settler on stolen land, I do not have the luxury of grieving without an eye to power. Three thousand flags is a lot, but the campus is not big enough to hold a marker for every life sacrificed in the history of American conquest and colonialism.”

This kind of flowery pseudo intellectual anti-American hatred is typical of the left and no doubt was something learned in a university course. They then use the distorted view of history taught by other America-haters to justify their detestable actions.


39 posted on 09/15/2013 7:28:57 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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Seriously? This guy thinks it’s okay to shoot people and my response gets deleted? ooooookay....


40 posted on 09/15/2013 8:36:14 AM PDT by CityCenter (The solution to all problems is spiritual.)
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To: Salamander

“Makes me wonder if we’re not going to become everyone’s “thin black line”, eventually.”

Yes, but a lot of people seem willing to shift responsibility to someone else, to the bikers, instead of taking responsibility for action themselves. I will grant such people that it’s hard to do so individually and a lot of bikers are already organized into clubs or at least informal riding groups.


41 posted on 09/15/2013 8:50:25 AM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: montag813
There is no such thing as a “native” American. NO humans were indigenous to this continent. ALL were immigrants. Enough with the lionizing of the Indians already.

I like the Canadian term "First Nation" though the people here when the Europeans came were probably not the first group to be here.

42 posted on 09/15/2013 9:19:38 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (The Presidency is broken.)
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