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June 29, 2021

The payment of reparations to descendants of slaves in America continues. Demands by modern day descendants of slaves is a sign of modern day greed.

American history has come to be an almost “funny” thing – that statement is not meant to be taken literally, for sure NOT!! The country must somehow rise to a heightened level of intellect to stand up and say no more. Revising and rewriting history in present-day school text books does not nor is there a way for history to be changed. It is in the past!

It seems to never have occurred to those obsessive “revisors” that when today’s young students grow up to be intelligent adults and discover they been outright lied to, trust in teachers, government and maybe even parents may just go out the window.


Former President Abraham Lincoln has always been credited with the Emancipation Proclamation and freeing the slaves

Selective history has long been a problem in America. When it relates to the American Indians, perhaps a more accurate description is the accounts of history are dependent on which side is doing the recalling – the white man or the American Indians (a term this writer uses and believes is proper rather than Native Americans).

As the civil rights movement came to the forefront of modern America, it became abundantly clear, the Emancipation Proclamation meant the beginning of the end of discrimination against blacks, but it did not apply to the American Indians. Abraham Lincoln “continued the policy of all previous presidents of viewing Indians as wards of the government while at the same time negotiating with them as sovereigns,” a contradiction in reality, never mind possibilities.
In researching historical accounts of generation after generation, it becomes apparent to those with objective minds, what is taught as “all of history” to children in today’s schools is a one-sided account written by and from the white man’s view point.

How many readers have read about the statistics on how American Indians were treated during Lincoln’s presidency? The largest mass execution in United States history occurred during Lincoln’s presidency as a result of the Sioux War, also referred to as the Dakota Uprising (December 1862); 38 warriors were executed by the Army at a public hanging. More on that later.

The aggrandizing of Lincoln all these years was meant in part to protect the image of Lincoln and what better way than to support the idea that the Civil War was fought “to free an enslaved people.”

Today’s column is meant to provide “food for thought” for columns appearing over the next few weeks about former president Abraham Lincoln and the beginning-to-end of his views on American Indians and race.

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