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Run re-Enacts Flight of Native Americans

Offbeat  (tags: 400 mile run, spiritual, ancestors, performance, interesting )

- 3418 days ago -
On this leg of a 400-mile journey for the 100 Northern Cheyenne tribal members running through the Black Hills, Jade Bement feels something of his ancestors' pain.


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pierluigi bonatesta (148)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 7:12 am

Anna M (18)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 9:47 am
The cooked history books that were crammed down my throat in school certainly never told the horrors that really happened, and white washed the half-truths that were covered. Our nation grew out of genocide that would be condemned today.

Christine Mitchell (67)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 10:40 am
It is a good thing they are doing, to teach these young people of their ancestors plight... I agree with Anna, too much of what was taught in the Whitemans schools did not teach us truths about our People... wado, Lone Wolf

kathryn cook (628)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 11:45 am
ty for this post

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 1:26 pm
amen christine. the history books have been rewritten.

Sherry E (168)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 3:07 pm
The Cherokee tried to fit in the "White Mans" ways. They were peaceful farmers. Their children learned english and that didn't stop their genocide and along came the Trail of Tears. Thank you for the article Terry.

Clara Hamill (6)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 4:04 pm
Wow! I didn't know about this what an intreasting tidbit of sad american history.

Abo r (107)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 10:07 pm

Deborah O (98)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 11:43 pm
The Cherokee weren't always peaceful, as some Cherokee surnames attest, but yes at the time of the "Trail of Tears" they were peaceful farmers mostly, with their own newspaper, schools, etc. Cherokee lawyers took their case all the way to the Supreme court and won--it was the president who chose to ignore this and the white neighbors of these cherokee greedy for land and gold that were responsible for what happened to the Cherokee. More things should be done like this race to commemorate the events which we must never forget or allow to go untaught. All indigenous people in this country have stories which go untold in the schools of this nation. Go, thou and teach.

Nola g (5)
Wednesday January 13, 2010, 7:33 am
Thank you for the story & how awesome for the youth , that they have such good teachers. My people were all but wiped out after getting small pox. The infected blankets that were traded for goods were very effective at wiping out thousands. Whole villages disappeared, there are pictures of many canoes tied together & no one to paddle them home.

Lone W (1428)
Wednesday January 13, 2010, 12:09 pm
there are many things left out of the History books because it was wrote by white men, they sure don't want anyone to know how evil they were to get everything
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