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The Thick Dark Fog Released


Society & Culture  (tags: The Thick Dark Fog, Walter Littlemoon, Federal Boarding Schools, kill the Indian save the man, People's Choice 2012, Best Documentary 2011, Jane wife, South Dakota )

Dandelion
- 838 days ago - thickdarkfog.com
Walter Littlemoon attended a federal Indian boarding school in S. Dakota. The mission of many of these schools was to "kill the Indian save the man." Walter's story tells of how he confronted the "thick dark fog of his past" renewing himself.



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Marlene Dinkins (233)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 3:12 pm
noted
 

Sandra Costa (4)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 5:08 pm
AS ALWAYS THE WHITE PEOPLE TRY TO DISRESPECT AND TO ELIMINATE ALL TRACES OF THE NATIVE PEOPLE & ,CULTURE IN THE 3 AMERICAS - BUT WE RESIST AND EXIST EVEN SO.
 

Lauren Berrizbeitia (68)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 5:11 pm
I wish I could watch this movie right now. So sad, excruciating really, and such a shameful part of American history.
 

Mary T. (186)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 5:17 pm
Thanks for posting Dandelion, What a disgrace it is the way Native Americans are treated.
 

Ms Noting Commentator (22)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 5:49 pm
Our federal government was wrong and disrespectful with the Indian populations. The Trail of Tears is another example of its total regard for the tribes. My great grandma and grandpa, along with his siblings, came to America in 1906 from Budapest, Hungary. I am grateful that we did not partake in the crimes committed against the tribes!!!
 

Sue D. (156)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 5:54 pm
I've heard of Walter Littlemoon before - SO good to know there is a movie based on his experience and that of so many others. This should be shown in all classrooms to make all our children aware of the abuses suffered simply because someone is of a different culture or race. The Truth is necessary for healing and a beginning to acceptance of all differences in the Human Race. NOT ONE is better than ANY other!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 7:14 pm
I hope to see THE THICK DARK FOG soon. hank you, Dandelion!
 

Judy C. (106)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 8:51 pm
Thanks for posting this, Dandelion. It is hard to comprehend humans being so cruel to other humans. The boarding schools are one of the more shameful chapters in this country's racist history. I guess in order to steal the land from its inhabitants, the settlers had to dehumanize the people who lived here. The Native People have carried an intergenerational trauma that Indian Psychologist Eduardo Duran calls "the soul wound". Walter Littlemoon is very courageous to confront this fearful, destructive "thick dark fog of his past". I look forward to seeing this film.
 

Edith B. (141)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 9:12 pm
Thanks, Sheryl. My maternal grandmother was one quarter Cherokee, she taught us early on to respect our ancestors. I am so grateful she did.
 

Patricia E. G. (51)
Monday June 4, 2012, 3:49 am
Hoping the film goes viral for Walter.
Previously viewed this video.
Thank you for posting Sheryl
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Monday June 4, 2012, 8:14 am
I had placed the Trailer onto C2, Patricia, when it was released solely to the Educational System. But now the full film is released to all of us. I also hope many get to see his film and I'm certain it's something that others who did experience similar will be helped by. For those who do not have any knowledge of what took place I think it is a good movie to bring forth some understanding. How do we heal as a Nation if we don't understand what the sickness is?
 

Ancil S. (175)
Monday June 4, 2012, 7:12 pm
So very poignant and sad.I have some Choctaw in my family,I don't know how much,it's more in my dad and his mom,anyway,I fully embrace the Choctaw in my veins,even if it's only a smidgen.I'd like to take a Indian heritage DNA test just to see how much (or how little) I have.I hope it's a lot,the more,the better!
 

Carmen S. (611)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 7:24 am
I hope to see this movie, what a sad,terrible part of history, and something that everyone should know about. Thanks Dandelion for posting this and Pamylle for calling it to my attention.
 

Nancy C. (798)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 4:39 pm
Seen the trailer and there are utube entries. Thanx Sheryl, will watch this and Trail of Tears Thanksgiving time.
 

Nancy C. (798)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 4:40 pm
woops, can't afford it...shucks
 
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