QUOTES

The Editors

The Indian survived our open intention of wiping them out.  And since the tide turned they have even weathered our good intentions toward them, which can be more deadly.”  —John Steinbeck, America and Americans

 

By the end of the 19th century, writes David E. Stannard, a historian at the University of Hawaii, Native Americans had undergone the “worst human holocaust the world had ever witnessed, roaring across two continents non-stop for four centuries and consuming the lives of countless tens of millions of people.”

 

In the judgment of Lenore A. Stiffarm and Phil Lane, Jr., “there can be no more monumental example of sustained genocide—certainly none involving a ‘race’ of people as broad and complex as this—anywhere in the annals of human history.”

 

The lesson (is) to realize the value of an alternative perspective.  And that is why we are here.  That is why the Creator allowed some of us to remain, in spite of all the attempts to destroy us…  —Tall Oak (Everett Weeden), Wampanoag/Pequot, 500 Nations video

 

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