I am Dances with Selves member of the Fargo Clan of the Lakota Sioux Tribe and am having concerns about the meaning of America’s Independence Day.
I have been watching Robert Redford’s series The American West
and the episode this week examined in documentary-motion-picture style how 6,000 Lakota Sioux Indians lead by Sitting Bull and Craze Horse killed 1,000 of General George Armstrong Custer’s 7th Calvary at the Little Big Horn sent by President Grant to kill them. The documentary left us with an inkling that Custer, a psychopathic killer, committed suicide with a bullet to his head of blonde hair blowing in the wind. Nothing was said about whether Custer was scalped – one sure hopes he was and that his scalp hangs outside a brave’s teepee as a reminder to the US DOD.
Custer’s attack was part of President Grant’s effort to bring the American Indians under control and it is a tragic example of cultural genocide that is said to have been Hitler’s model in exterminating the Jews. After Custer’s debacle, Grant’s Indian strategy was to massacre the buffalo, the livelihood of the Sioux Tribes. The herd of 6 million was exterminated to 250,000 – the Sioux had no options but to submit to the killing obsession of this pale-face tribe – the land of the brave and free? How many Indians were exterminated?
The following clips decided this morning they needed to be posted – on of all days when Americans celebrate their Independence – just how independent do you really think we are?
Dances with Selves