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  • Here’s What “Indigenous Peoples” Did to People They Didn’t Like… It’s Graphic

    10/12/2017 2:58:32 PM PDT · by plain talk · 89 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | October 9, 2017 | Ben Marquis
    The indigenous peoples who populated the New World prior to the arrival of Europeans were arguably even worse than the hated white men who eventually conquered them, in terms of civility and wanton violence toward their enemies. Indeed, far from things like slavery and genocide being introduced to the continent by Columbus and his successors, such acts of atrocity were already occurring widely among the various warring tribes of natives, who routinely enslaved, tortured, ritualistically slaughtered and even feasted upon their defeated enemies. That’s right — many indigenous peoples practiced cannibalism upon those they had conquered and oppressed. Is that...
  • Taboo Truths About the Comanche

    10/11/2017 4:32:24 PM PDT · by SJackson · 84 replies
    Frotpagemagazine ^ | October 11, 2017 | Danusha V. Goska
    Were Native Americans really kinder, gentler and more spiritual? I used to, on some level, accept the popular notion that Native Americans were more spiritual and in tune with nature than European Americans, and that it was European Americans who brought war, sexism, and environmental degradation to an otherwise innocent, peaceful and Edenic Native America. As a kid I bought slim paperbacks from the Scholastic Book Club that taught me that Native Americans planted dead fish in their agricultural fields in order to fertilize them. I learned that North American Indians didn't have the wheel, bronze, iron, or steel, or...
  • Indigenous Peoples Day? Italians say stick with Columbus

    10/09/2017 9:18:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 9, 2017 | Deepti Hajela and Dake Kang
    Is it time to say arrivederci to Christopher Columbus? A movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day has gained momentum in some parts of the U.S., with Los Angeles in August becoming the biggest city yet to decide to stop honoring the Italian explorer and instead recognize victims of colonialism. Austin, Texas, followed suit Thursday. It joined cities including San Francisco, Seattle and Denver, which had previously booted Columbus in favor of Indigenous Peoples Day. But the gesture to recognize indigenous people rather than the man who opened the Americas to European domination also has...
  • Columbus, the West, and the Myth of the Noble Savage

    10/09/2017 5:44:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2017 | Jack Kerwick
    Well, it’s Christopher Columbus Day again. And this, of course, means that it is but another occasion for leftists everywhere to repudiate their own civilization. For a few decades now, the 15th century European explorer’s face has been held up as that of Western civilization, i.e. the face of all that is evil in the world. Columbus is the proverbial poster child for the White, Christian, Heterosexual Male, i.e. the contemporary left’s version of Public Enemy Number One. Columbus Day assumes a new significance this year, however, for monuments to Columbus are no longer alone in being targeted for destruction...
  • Hoboken mayoral candidate Bhalla cites Trump in 'brown man wearing a turban' ad

    09/28/2017 9:18:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Hudson Reporter ^ | September 28, 2017
    HOBOKEN -- In Hoboken, outgoing Mayor Dawn Zimmer, like some mayors in other U.S. cities, has said that certain Donald Trump administration policies could hurt local residents. She has criticized some of his immigration policies and been vocal against his stance on the Paris Accords/climate change. Trump has become an issue in the current Hoboken mayoral campaign, too. Mayoral candidate Ravi Bhalla, a councilman and lawyer who's been endorsed by Zimmer, has said in at least three pieces of campaign literature that he will "stand up to Trump" and fight hate. Meanwhile, his opponents have said he is trying to...
  • Arguable: In defense of Chief Wahoo

    09/23/2017 7:33:38 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 11 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/18/17 | Jeff Jacoby
    There are racist emblems. Chief Wahoo isn’t one of them. “Everything about the Indians is awesome except their very racist logo,” proclaimed a USA Today headline last Monday. Cleveland’s baseball team was at that point 18 victories into an amazing winning streak that would stretch to 22 — an American League record, and the longest winning streak in major league baseball in more than a century. But baseball writer Ted Berg devoted only a few sentences to the Indians’ brilliant performance before moving to his main subject: “the extremely racist logo they insist on wearing on their caps.” On any...
  • President Trump’s border wall could carve path through Native American lands

    09/16/2017 4:14:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    KVOA-TV ^ | September 16, 2017 | NBC News
    Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Edward Manuel is determined to prevent President Trump's proposed border wall from carving a path through his tribe's lands — a move which he said would separate members from much needed resources and disrupt the community’s way of life. The nation, which is about the size of Connecticut, is a federally recognized tribe that has land and members on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border. “Walls are made to keep animals in or out, walls cannot contain people,” Manuel said. “People are too intelligent. They can always find a way to get over the wall, under...
  • Catch 22: Indians rally, win AL-record 22nd straight game

    09/14/2017 8:29:21 PM PDT · by oxcart · 15 replies
    AP.ORG ^ | September 14, 2017 | By TOM WITHERS
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians added a walk-off win to a streak that has had everything. Jay Bruce hit an RBI double in the 10th inning as the Indians rallied for their 22nd straight win to extend their AL record, beating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Thursday night to move within four wins of matching the 1916 New York Giants for the longest streak in major league history. After blowouts, shutouts and oh-so-easy wins, the Indians went into extras for the first time to keep the longest streak in 101 years intact. Ramirez led off the 10th with...
  • WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWIndians!!!!Do it again New American League record 21 Wins in a ROW

    09/13/2017 12:13:29 PM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 52 replies
    Sweeping another series. The Indians are now holders of the American League Record of 21 Wins in a Row!
  • Indians' 15th straight win means Cleveland biz must pay $1.7M back to customers

    09/08/2017 6:33:20 PM PDT · by Enchante · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 8, 2017 | Mike Oz
    Indians' 15th straight win means Cleveland biz must pay $1.7M back to customers Big League Stew Mike Oz,Big League Stew 20 hours ago Reactions Like Reblog on Tumblr Share Tweet Email 9/7/17 MLB.com FastCast Scroll back up to restore default view. It was one of those classic sales gimmicks. Universal Windows Direct, a Cleveland company that does windows, doors, roofs and siding, ran a promotion in July saying it would refund any purchases made that month if the Cleveland Indians won 15 straight games before the end of the season. It was the company’s 15th year in business, so 15...
  • Prehistoric mitochondrial DNA suggest 13th century exodus from the northern US southwest

    08/10/2017 10:26:26 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 30 replies
    journals.plos.org/ ^ | uly 26, 2017
    ScienceArchaeologists discover evidence of a vanished civilisation from 1300s  Lucy Pasha-Robinson,The Independent 5 hours ago  Reactions   Like   Reblog on Tumblr   Share   Tweet   Email Archaeologists may have discovered evidence of an ancient civilisation that disappeared from a corner of the southwestern US over seven centuries ago.The exodus of the Ancestral Puebloans has baffled scientists for years after they vanished without a trace from Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park in the 13th Century.One theory was the group - also known as the Anasazi - had simply migrated several hundred kilometres east.Now scientists may have found the evidence to...
  • President Trump Hosts Tribal, State, and Local Energy Roundtable

    06/29/2017 3:05:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The White House ^ | June 28, 2017
    On Wednesday, President Donald J. Trump hosted a tribal, State, and local energy roundtable at the White House. He was joined by Governors Paul LePage, Kim Reynolds, Pete Ricketts, and Bill Walker, along with State and tribal leaders from around our great country. President Trump stated his Administration’s intent to roll back harmful regulations that prevent State, local, and tribal communities from accessing vital energy resources. These regulations hinder economic growth that would create jobs and could be used to fund roads, schools, and infrastructure. It is President Trump’s hope that the roundtable will allow for more cooperation between local...
  • Diaspora optimistic about Indo-US ties under Modi and Trump

    06/26/2017 3:43:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Times of India ^ | June 26, 2017 | The Press Trust of India
    The enthusiastic Indian diaspora gathered in Virginia to listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address voiced optimism about the future of India-US ties under the leadership of Modi and President Donald Trump. . . Dressed in their traditional finery, the nearly 600 Indian-Americans said they believe that the millions-strong Indian diaspora in the US can make a big difference in the bilateral ties. . . Though the event was attended by more than 600 community members, it was much less compared to Modi's 2014 Madison Square Garden reception attended by over 18,000 people. . . The prime minister spoke for...
  • American Indians Are Still Getting a Raw Deal

    04/24/2017 8:58:20 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    Prager University ^ | 4-24-2017 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    American Indians are the poorest of all of America's ethnic groups. Why? After all, the government has granted them massive reservations and created entire agencies to look after them. Well, maybe that's why. Naomi Schaefer Riley, author of "The New Trail of Tears," explains. We've all heard about how many bad things the U.S. government did to American Indians in the past. But what about today? Like most people, the only time I hear about today's American Indians is when people are outraged about sports mascots or team names, like the Washington Redskins. But sports teams' names are the least...
  • License renewal denied for Whiteclay liquor stores

    04/20/2017 7:07:58 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 38 replies
    KETV.COM ^ | 04-19-2017 | Taylor Barth
    A decision was made on whether four beer stores in Whiteclay will have their liquor licenses renewed. The Nebraska Liquor Control Commission voted to deny the license renewals for the four beer stores in the town of eight people. The three-member panel cited inadequate law enforcement in the unincorporated village of eight residents. Most of that beer, amounting to almost 4 million cans annually, is sold to residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation, located a mile away across the South Dakota border where alcohol is banned. The decision comes after more than 10 hours of testimony during the hearing two...
  • Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians to Acquire Valley Site, Relocate Fire Station (California)

    04/12/2017 6:21:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Palm Desert Patch ^ | April 12, 2017 | City News Service
    The tribe says they are planning a "mixed- use entertainment and gaming district." CATHEDRAL CITY, CA - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced Tuesday that is acquiring a 12.5-acre parcel in downtown Cathedral City, where a fire station now sits, to construct a casino. The tribe, which did not disclose the purchase price, plans a "mixed- use entertainment and gaming district" at the northwest corner of Date Palm and East Palm Canyon drives. The tribe said it will contribute $5.5 million to the City Urban Revitalization Corporation to replace the Cathedral City Fire Department's Station 411. The exact...
  • Before European Christians Forced Gender Roles, Native Americans Acknowledged 5 Genders

    04/06/2017 6:20:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 51 replies
    Bipartisan Review ^ | October 11, 2016 | Pearson McKinney
    It wasn’t until Europeans took over North America that natives adopted the ideas of gender roles. For Native Americans, there was no set of rules that men and women had to abide by in order to be considered a “normal” member of their tribe. In fact, people who had both female and male characteristics were viewed as gifted by nature, and therefore, able to see both sides of everything. According to Indian Country Today, all native communities acknowledged the following gender roles: “Female, male, Two Spirit female, Two Spirit male and Transgendered.”
  • Gorsuch Gets Support from Native American Groups, Liz Warren Hardest Hit

    03/29/2017 9:32:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | March 28, 2017
    Some Democrats are saying they plan to hold up the appointment of Neil Gorusch to the Supreme Court but a new development is going to make that a little tricky. Two Native American advocacy groups apparently like Gorsuch and want to see him seated on the bench. Ryan Lovelace reports at the Washington Examiner: Support for Gorsuch from Native American groups could put pressure on Western Democrats Two leading Native American organizations have penned a letter of support for Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination to the leadership of the Senate Judiciary Committee. In a letter obtained by the Washington...
  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred meets with (Cleveland) Indians to discuss Chief Wahoo logo

    01/27/2017 11:03:17 AM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 27, 2017 | Dayn Perry
    An ongoing source of controversy in baseball is the Indians' ongoing use of the Chief Wahoo logo. For the uninitiated, here's the logo in question: The team has, without much acknowledgment, de-emphasized Wahoo in recent years, but it's still an occasional part of the team's uniform. As for the league, MLB addressed the issue in passing during last year's ALCS, but now it appears that commissioner Rob Manfred and the team are having more in-depth discussions about the use of Wahoo ... [Snip] The Indians were of course just awarded the 2019 All-Star Game ... If recent hints and cultural...
  • Minnesota Rep. Susan Allen Is Two-Spirit, a Lesbian, and She Won’t Be Assimilated

    12/24/2016 8:56:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Slate ^ | December 21, 2016 | Stephanie Weber
    When Susan Allen was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012, she became the first openly lesbian Native American woman to win office in any state legislature. But framing that achievement as one for the lesbian community alone obscures another aspect of Allen’s identity, and one that is directly connected to her Native American ancestry: Allen also identifies as “two-spirit.” While Americans are increasingly familiar with the elements that make-up our modern LGBTQ abbreviation, other, often older queer identities like two-spirit remain unappreciated to the point of erasure. But if Allen and other two-spirit folks have their way,...