Well said. But we need to stress that it is up to Indian Country to educate our own families and tribes to become educated on how the U.S. government works when it formulates Indian policy and the historical precedents and reference points the U.S. government uses. Indian Country has to learn to use this history to build up Indian Country, not to let it continue to re-enforce the makers of Indian policy. If Indian Country continues to remain ignorant of the foundations of U.S. policy makers thinking we will remain stuck in policies they decide for us. When it came the problems in Indian-White relations and why Indians always wind up losing, Vine Deloria wrote in "Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto" ..."Never have we taken the time to examine the premises upon which he (the white man) operates so that we could manipulate him as he has us." Until Indian Country makes it a priority to educate our own people in how white people think about us and have manipulated our place in American history - the premises upon which whites still in general think about us, and how their ways of thinking continue to shape our present - nothing will change.