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In Providence, Tribal Members Protest Planned Board Game

Society & Culture  (tags: stereotypes, culture, tribal people, protests, game )

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PROVIDENCE -- Concerned about stereotypes and cultural misunderstandings, New England tribal members Saturday urged educators to include more Native American history in their high school and college classes.


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Saturday March 20, 2010, 11:08 pm
Great idea!

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 1:59 am
Good idea! Much to learn! Noted with thanks.

Terry B (649)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 4:48 am
My US home is in Rhode Island, and the modernistic year-olid Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art can be seen in the background of the picture. I cannot speak for the rest of New England, but Rhode Islanders are well aware of the Native Americans in their midst and thier history with many streets and towns with names like Metacomet, Massasoit, King Philip and Woonauquatucket right up to the "casino war" of just a few years ago when state forces raided a tobacco shop on tribal land and the Natives lost a vote to have a casino, although there is one on non-Native land operated by a British company that wanted to close its greyhound racing program but cannot becasue of state law (and where I have gotten two fine retired racers, one of whom wants her breakfast so I will sign off).

Ellinor S (41)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 5:21 am
thank you

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Sunday March 21, 2010, 10:40 am
are you guys kidding? why should we study the culture of a race that was stuck in the stone age until the european arrived? 30,000 of stone age! they didn't evolve. what will my children gain by this? no! i want them to study cultures that evolved.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 10:43 am

Hmmm . . . I guess that depends upon one's definition of evolution, Ambrose.

Hasn't it occurred to you that we are now trying to repair the extensive damage done to this earth by returning to those "unevolved" ways?

Alicia V (181)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 12:13 pm
Native American are many thousand years light more evolved than us, they didn't need as much as we do and their respect for Mother Earth is alive from within. Sooo,...

Michael Cozens (3)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 1:19 pm
I'm not sure why the game is considered so offensive - if it's an accurate portrayal of history.One would think Native Americans would want more widespread knowledge about their tragic history.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 1:35 pm
Noted , thanks !

Gillian M (218)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 4:03 pm
I think that Native American history should be a compulsory subject in all American schools. They lived in America before the whites arrived and their treatment is a part of history and should be learned to try and stop it ever happening again.

Donn M (56)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 7:34 pm
It wouldn't hurt to include some basic Native American history in our kid's history classes. Anything more involved should be in an elective class. I can't remember what I was taught about Indian history, nor do I know what is taught now. It may be sufficient already.
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