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Kit Carson Park in New Mexico renamed over American Indian concerns
Fox ^ | 6/13/2014

Posted on 06/13/2014 4:01:04 PM PDT by Altura Ct.

A northern New Mexico town council has voted to change the name of Kit Carson Park over concerns by critics that the famed scout and explorer was cruel to American Indians.

The Taos Town Council passed a resolution Tuesday to rename the downtown park Red Willow following a presentation from activists, the Albuquerque Journal reports.

Council member Fritz Hahn said one American Indian activist felt uncomfortable in the park, which is named after someone who egregiously hurt her people. "We have got to heal the wreckage of the past, and Kit Carson is part of that," Hahn said

Carson, who died in in 1868, is buried in the cemetery at the park and his name is all over Taos. He largely is known as an explorer, trapper, soldier and American Indian agent.

But Carson was ordered by the U.S. Army to relocate around 8,000 Navajo men, women and children 300 miles from Arizona to Fort Sumner, New Mexico, on what's called the "Long Walk." An estimated 200 Navajos died from cold and starvation after traveling in brutal and harsh winter conditions for almost two months.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: americanhistory; americanindians; kitcarson; kitcarsonpark; liberalfascism; namesake; purge
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1 posted on 06/13/2014 4:01:04 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

What a crock! Didn’t we give them beads and firewater?


2 posted on 06/13/2014 4:02:51 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Slump Tester

True, but they fought back with sending us Lizzie Warren


3 posted on 06/13/2014 4:03:47 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Slump Tester
What a crock! Didn’t we give them beads and firewater?

And disease and Casinos?

4 posted on 06/13/2014 4:03:53 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Altura Ct.

Taos should stand on their principles and give their entire city back to the natives.


5 posted on 06/13/2014 4:04:04 PM PDT by MeganC (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Navajos really dislike Kit Carson.


6 posted on 06/13/2014 4:04:31 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Due to the high price of ammo, no warning shot will be fired.)
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To: Altura Ct.

I heard the Texas Rangers and Texas settlers had to kill a lot of indians that were raiding and killing settlers.

I guess we should rename Texas, La Raza.


7 posted on 06/13/2014 4:04:31 PM PDT by KC Burke (Gowdy for Supreme Court)
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To: Altura Ct.

They gonna rename the capital of Nevada too?


8 posted on 06/13/2014 4:04:51 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Altura Ct.

“...one American Indian activist felt uncomfortable in the park...”

Is this satire?


9 posted on 06/13/2014 4:05:17 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Do I hear any objections over naming America after Amerigo Vespucci?


10 posted on 06/13/2014 4:05:55 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Altura Ct.

I despise these people and their stupid idiotic PC crap!!


11 posted on 06/13/2014 4:06:49 PM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary & remove the son of a kenyan mooslimb)
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To: Altura Ct.

This is so frickin sad.


12 posted on 06/13/2014 4:07:36 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Altura Ct.

I live in the Carson Valley within 1/4 mile of the Carson River. To the west of me is the Carson Range that rises to over 10,000 feet. 15 miles to the north is Carson City which is the capital of the state where I live. I suspect that we will have visitors soon.

CC


13 posted on 06/13/2014 4:08:29 PM PDT by Captain Compassion
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To: Altura Ct.

A nation of pathetic deracinated wimps.

Lets all kill ourselves & pretend we never existed.


14 posted on 06/13/2014 4:09:13 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

Must erase history of white privilege and replace it with history of gangbangers. Must erase history of white privilege and replace it with history of gangbangers. Must erase history of white privilege and replace it with history of gangbangers. Must erase history of white privilege and replace it with history of gangbangers. Must erase history of white privilege and replace it with history of gangbangers. Must erase history of white privilege and replace it with history of gangbangers. Must erase history of white privilege and replace it with history of gangbangers. Must erase history of white privilege and replace it with history of gangbangers. Must erase history of white privilege and replace it with history of gangbangers. Must erase history of white privilege and replace it with history of gangbangers. Must erase history of white privilege and replace it with history of gangbangers. Must erase history of white privilege and replace it with history of gangbangers. Must erase history of white privilege and replace it with history of gangbangers.


15 posted on 06/13/2014 4:09:54 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Altura Ct.

“But Carson was ordered by the U.S. Army to relocate around 8,000 Navajo men, women and children 300 miles from Arizona to Fort Sumner, New Mexico, on what’s called the “Long Walk.” An estimated 200 Navajos died from cold and starvation after traveling in brutal and harsh winter conditions for almost two months.”

The article doesn’t mention that he was out of the army and back home at the time of the ‘Long Walk’.

KC married into and lived with the Indians. It was tough back in those days but he fought against the Indians and at the same time tried to treat them in a humane manner.

KC was a good man and shouldn’t be vilified in this manner.


16 posted on 06/13/2014 4:11:35 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: Altura Ct.
one American Indian activist felt uncomfortable in the park

So we have another example of a majority of one -- where one person can cause change because, in this case, he/she felt uncomfortable.

PC - winning inch by inch.
17 posted on 06/13/2014 4:12:15 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Altura Ct.

Don’t rename the prk, shoot every indian tht enters it.


18 posted on 06/13/2014 4:15:37 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: TomGuy

we better start making a list and raising hell about things real Americans are uncomfortable with.

we also better start applying the Reagan doctrine if we are going to save this republic - “We Win - they lose”


19 posted on 06/13/2014 4:15:46 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Gee, without Kit Carson, I wonder where non-Native American Fritz Hahn might be living right about now.

Frankfurt? Dusseldorf?

Maybe he could self repatriate and leave the keys to his lovely Taos home for some deserving Zuni.


20 posted on 06/13/2014 4:16:32 PM PDT by Regulator
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