I feel the story of the Native Americans has been poorly represented in our public and private schools. All my life I grew up thinking one thing about Native Americans, as my daughter grew and was learning about Native Americans through a friend I was introduced to a series of videos narrated by Kevin Cosnter called Five Hundred Nations written from diaries, letters, military documents, and journals of the pioneers, government officials and the like. I had always had an interest in your culture & carry with me many of your beliefs in my religion. I became so enraged at what really happened as apposed to what I was taught in school and media about your culture. I became very ashamed at my people for doing such a thing, all in the name of greed for money and power. I cried because our government has not honored their treaties and promises to the Native Americans. As we know from resent discoveries Christopher Columbus was not the first white man to discover America. I wish there was something I could do the make it right for the Native Americans. We get dinged every time we are late to pay a bill or sent to collection which ruins our life, so why not ding our government for not honoring their promises? That's just how I feel about the mess we created for the Native American people. If all the rich people gave a 10th of their fortunes to the less fortunate people our lives would be much richer with less struggle. My daughter has a small amount of Cherokee blood in her & my Great grandfather used to feed and help the Natives who camped on his wheat ranch in Eastern Washington, some of the gifts bestowed on him by the Native Americans are now displayed in Washington State in the Waterville museum. I feel or what has happened here and if there is any way I can ever help repay our dept or help the Native Americans I pray our heavenly father will put that in my path in life. If you have any positive comments please feel free to e-mail me email@example.com.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 14:35