Tag: Native Americans

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Socrates and Team Names

 

Socrates: I was told you could explain to me why it’s important that Cleveland’s major league baseball team change its name from the “Indians.”

Christopher Begay: Yes, it is very straightforward. Referring to a sports team as the “Indians” dehumanizes Native Americans and desecrates our sacred traditions, cultures, and all forms of our tribal governments.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Bad Eagle’s Question

 

The late Dr. David Yeagley, a Comanche Indian (traditional name ‘Bad Eagle’) and college professor, described an interaction that took place in one of his classes. (excerpted)

“LOOK, DR. YEAGLEY, I don’t see anything about my culture to be proud of. It’s all nothing. My race is just nothing.”

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From over at RushBabe49.com, back in August. Non-Civilization in our Civilized Country More

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Code Talkers

 

We are between Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day. The first is a minor holiday intended to honor those serving in our military. The second is a major federal holiday and is intended to commemorate our honored war dead. A recent conversation with a younger veteran led to talk of his grandfathers’ service in World War II, and that in turn led to a broader reflection on a seldom remembered or only partially understood group of Americans in the two world wars.

The younger veteran’s Hopi grandfather was a tank mechanic. His Navaho grandfather was a code talker in the Marine Corps. As we talked, I mentioned recently learning of the original WWI code talkers, a small team of Choctaw Indians in the American Expeditionary Forces. The Native American veteran replied that there were Hopi and other tribes also used as code talkers in WWII. It is just that the Navajos were the largest group and became the center of historical attention.

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for January 23, 2019 number 209 it is the Indigenous Billionaires edition of the podcast (yeah, we’re not exactly sure what that means either). We are your poor but proud hosts, radio guy Todd Feinburg and AI guy Mike Stopa and we come to you every week with the scintillating discussion of the issues of the day that – we’re not kidding here – you’re just not going to find anywhere else.

This we we have two topics…That’s no surprise; we have two topics every week. We will discuss the intellectual and economic (and moral!) foundation of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ argument that we’d all be more virtuous if we just took a boatload more money from the filthy rich and then gave it to the poor. Why is it that the ideas of the free market that (in case you haven’t noticed) brought the world untold prosperity are after all so hard to grasp? We discuss.

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Scenes from the idyllic world that Christopher Columbus destroyed: “During his first voyage to the Americas in 1492, Christopher Columbus heard about the fierce Kalinago people of the Caribbean‘s Lesser Antilles islands. Documents from the 15th and 16th centuries reveal that the Kalinago traveled hundreds of miles in their war canoes to attack other islands […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Los Angeles Says, “Goodbye, Columbus”

 

Today the Los Angeles City Council voted 14-1 to replace the celebration of Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day. Thus, Los Angeles joins a number of other progressive cities including Phoenix, Portland, Seattle, Denver, Minneapolis, Berkeley, and Santa Cruz in kicking Christopher Columbus to the curb in favor of indigenous peoples. The Los Angeles effort was led by Councilman Mitch O’Farrell who is a proud member of the Wyandotte tribe.

I must admit I don’t fully understand the infantile fascination and celebration by progressives of societies and peoples described variously as Native American, Indigenous Peoples, Indians (politically incorrect) or Pre-Columbian Americans (PCA’s) as some sort of numinous people. Mr O’Farrell in making the case for this change stated the following;

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. DOJ Was Right to End the Battle Against the Redskins

 

Great news for football fans, free speech warriors, and 90 percent of Native Americans: Due to a recent Supreme Court ruling, the Trump administration has ended Obama’s silly attack on the Washington Redskins.

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I encourage you to read this “Impromptus” by Jay Nordlinger, on the topic of life on “Indian reservations.” (I use scare quotes because neither Indians nor reservations today resemble their predecessors.) I am embarrassed to admit that I was completely unaware of the rampant child abuse that occurs on reservations. And I am not just talking […]

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It was our 7th day out as dawn broke on the westernmost camp we would make on this trip. Rapid City may be South Dakota’s 2nd largest city, but with under 80,000 people it seems hardly to qualify as a city by the standards of anything east of the Mississippi. Yet it showed something I […]

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[Coulter]’s from Connecticut, & she’s very upset about immigrants. I’m willing to lend a sympathetic ear to people from Connecticut when it comes to immigrants — if they happen to own a tribal casino! My feeling is, unless you’re Native American, you should just shut up about this. ‘Cause you ain’t from here. That’s the […]

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I just finished Day 2 of a multi-day ride to my birthplace home in North Dakota. Much of Day 1 (I didn’t get started until about 2pm) was spent riding on roads I had never before been on in the White Earth Reservation – roads that turned out to be very good shape for bicycling […]

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