25 June 2010

Indians. 134 years ago today, George Armstrong Custer and his 7th Cavalry met some Indians on the Montana countryside…

This one is a little closer to my heart. I am an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, and the Oglalas played a big role in what was the greatest victory in the battle to survive. Unfortunately it also began the swift demise of a beautiful culture that for countless generations roamed the land we now call the US of A. It would take the government and army all of 14 1/2 years to almost completely eradicate the culture. It was a beautiful land inhabited by a beautiful people. This day was a day of victory for the Natives, for the Lakota, the Cheyenne, and the rest who had camped along the Greasy Grass that summer day. It was also the beginning of the end.

Sometimes when you win, you don’t really win.

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