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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
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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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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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