Lakota ManTwitter @LakotaMan1Westward expansion took a heavy toll on everything that was Indigenous to this country. The U.S. figured that by killing all the buffalo — they could easily subjugate the Plains Indians — who relied on them for food, shelter and clothing. It was their — final solution.
This atrocity n Little Big Horn/ Battle of Greasy Grass were central to Indigenous studies at the U of Washington.
"Chief Hollow Horn Bear, Sicangu Lakota, 1905. War bonnet feathers were awarded for distinguished gallantry in battle. This man won his feathers defeating U.S. Forces at Little BigHorn, June 25, 1876."
"Between 1830 and 1885 the U.S. slaughtered 50 million buffalo — by 1900 only 300 remained — and somehow, Natives were the “savages?” Lakota
"To hell with the Mayflower Compact, the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving. I’d much rather learn about the fire and blood and all the wonderful achievements of the First People, who predated colonization by tens of thousands of years — I want to know more about them — don’t you?" Lakota Man
I do & I have had the pleasure of listening to stories which date back to the 1800's in Canada & First Nation People's interaction with white settlers.
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