I am reminded of a fairly serious fight I had with my thesis committee over my use in 1993 of the then-neologism "ethnic cleansing" to describe the Anglo "purification" of Texas. Without the Paiute on my committee, I fear I would have lost. I also can't help observing that no Texan is in a position to refer to Tonkawas as "treacherous," since Tonkawas scouted for the Texans in their war on the Comanches in return for the promise of a Texas reservation. Their reward was removal to Indian Territory at gunpoint.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 18:41