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Re:Black and Native Relations
In Response To: Re:Black and Native Relations ()

Hello Spivey,
Ignoring your defeat would be a failure to learn and adjust to the lesson, so ignoring it would be unproductive. However, I should expound on my statement by saying that people generally don't like being reminded of their defeat by the very people (or their descendants) who defeated them. In fact I think you'll find that very few people will actually thank you for defeating them. A modern affirmation that Buffalo Soldiers were an enemy force to many Native Americans is not revisionist, it is well established in prime source material in Black West history. However, I’ll include a secondary source reference in the following link:
http://www.buffalosoldier.net/
If descendants of Portuguese, Dutch, Spanish, or English slave traders started a sea cruise line to all the old slave ports like New Orleans, Charleston, and once Dutch Manhattan to showcase their glorious days of ruling the seas, I don't imagine very many African-Americans would be happy with it. I can’t see myself going to Africa and thanking the descendants of the people who helped chain my ancestors for the boat ride across the middle passage. It would be even less acceptable to me if they had some sort of African “ Slave Selling” memorial holiday that the tribe celebrated once a year, Just an analogy to ponder.
Allen

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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