Honors 'mixed bloods'
Thank you for allowing your readers an opportunity to voice their opinions on the subjects that you cover.
I am writing in regards to the many people that live and thrive on their heritage. Those people are the people of American Indian ancestry, the mixed bloods. I have found it appalling over the years how so many people of mixed blood are treated. I have often wanted to know why it is that anyone who has verifiable proof of ancestry is constantly refused recognition because of the quantum of blood. My elders once said to me, ''Walks, all it takes is one drop, and soon that one drop will call to you. When it does you must not refuse.''
That was 20 years ago. I am like many others of mixed blood; we live our lives in peace and harmony with our surroundings. We carry no racism, no hatred, and do our best to treat all with respect. We wake every morning and offer smoke to the directions, to the Creator of all things and to our Earth Mother. The battles that are constantly being waged upon the Natives of this country would be best fought in numbers.
- Tim Walks Tall
Baton Rouge, La.