11/25/09 The Original Declaration of N. American White Supremacist 'Manifest Destiny'

US Guilty of Genocide

To have been delivered at Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1970
Speech by Moonanum James, Co-Leader of United American Indians of New England at the 29th National Day of Mourning, November 26, 1998

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus.
By Charles C. Mann.
(Knopf, $30.) This sweeping portrait of pre-Columbian civilization argues it was far more populous and sophisticated than previously thought.

The Truth About Thanksgiving
from `Rogue Nation' by Vernon Coleman, published by Blue Books
The Americans now celebrate the theft of the country they call their own with a feast called Thanksgiving. The people who now describe themselves as `Americans' stole their country from the Native Americans. They put the Indians in reservations (which got smaller and smaller). The Indians were civilised and spiritual but had no guns so were an easy target. America was stolen by force. At a New England meeting in 1640 the following motions were put to the assembly:
1. The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof
2. The Lord may give the earth or any part of it to his chosen people
3. We are his chosen people.
Naturally the assembled smug, barbarians voted `yes' to all these motions, and thereby sanctified (in their minds) the theft of a nation. It was generally agreed that the Indians were savages with no rights yet both the American constitution and the Declaration of Independence were based on texts devised and used by Native American Indians -- whic included fundamental ideas on liberty, freedom and even legislature. The American Government signed 370 treaties with the Native Indians but violated provisions in every one of these treaties.

Native American death rates soar as most people are living longer: Babies die at a rate 44% higher than decade ago
March 12, 2009
A recent WA. state Department of Health report showed that the march against cancer, heart disease and infant mortality has largely bypassed Native Americans.... For the state's 110,000 Native Americans -- less than 2 percent of the population -- health inequities began generations ago, when white settlers spread diseases to Native Americans, and took away their homes, language and culture.... like LoAnn Rochna, a 56-year-old Alaskan Native, who can trace her sorrows to the day Europeans stepped into her mother's tiny village and spread tuberculosis.... In 2006, the latest year studied, Native American men were dying at the highest rate of all people, with little change since the early '90s. Their life expectancy was 71, the lowest age of all men, and six years lower than that of white men. The news was just as grim for Native American women. Their death rate had surged by 20 percent in a 15-year period, while the overall death rate had decreased by 17 percent. Health experts say the downward drift, which reflects national trends, stems from entrenched health disparities exacerbated by years of inadequate funding. Treaty obligations and acts of Congress require the United States to provide health care for Native Americans, but experts say funding chronically falls short of medical inflation....

Tribes take battle over culverts to federal court
March 22, 2009
Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/
Nineteen Washington tribes are preparing for a courtroom battle over highway culverts that keep salmon from reaching their spawning grounds.State and federal biologists agree that fixing culverts would be a major step toward salmon restoration. The state says more than 1,800 fish barriers on state highways block potential habitat. The Legislature has been paying for culvert replacement since 1991, but it could take 100 years to finish the work at the current pace.The tribes say that is not acceptable and they've gone to federal court to prove it. The state already lost round one of the case.

Wheel of Misfortune: Indian casinos far short of benefiting Native American population.
A TIME special investigation
By Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele, Sunday, December 8, 2002
Imagine, if you will, Congress passing a bill to make Indian tribes more self-sufficient that gives billions of dollars to the white backers of Indian businesses”and nothing to hundreds of thousands of Native Americansliving in poverty. Or a bill that gives hundreds of millions of dollars to one Indian tribe with a few dozen members—and not a penny to a tribe with hundreds of thousands of members. Or a bill that allows selectIndian tribes to create businesses that reap millions of dollars in profits and pay no federal income tax—at the same time that the tribes collect millions in aid from American taxpayers. Can't imagine Congress passing such a bill? It did. Here's how it happened and what it mean

Senate Bill Cuts Indian tribes funds by one third, $2.8. billion, in stimulus fund

original declaration of american white supremacist ' manifest destiny':
"The Holy God having by a long and Continual Series of his Afflictive dispensations in and by the present Warr with the Heathen Natives of thisland, written and brought to pass bitter things against his own Covenant people in this wilderness, yet so that we evidently discern that in the midst of his judgements he hath remembered mercy, having remembered his
Footstool in the day of his sore displeasure against us for our sins, with many singular Intimations of his Fatherly Compassion, and regard; reserving many of our Towns from Desolation Threatened, and attempted by the Enemy, and giving us especially of late with many of our Confederates many signal Advantages against them, without such Disadvantage to ourselves as formerly we have been sensible of, if it be the Lord's mercy that we are not consumed, It certainly bespeaks our positive Thankfulness, when our Enemies are in any measure disappointed or destroyed; and fearing the Lord should take notice under so many Intimations of his returning mercy, we should b found an Insensible people, as not standing before Him with Thanksgiving, as well as lading him with our Complaints in the time of pressing Afflictions:
The Council has thought meet to appoint and set apart the 29th day of this instant June, as a day of Solemn Thanksgiving and praise to God for his Goodness and Favour, many Particulars of which mercy might be Instanced, but we doubt not those who are sensible of God's Afflictions, have been a diligent to espy him returning to us; and that the Lord may behold us as a People offering Praise and thereby glorifying Him; the Council doth commend it to the Respective Ministers, Elders and people of this Jurisdiction; Solemnly and seriously to keep the same Beseeching that being perswaded by the mercies of God we may all, even this whole people offer up our bodies and soulds as a living and acceptable Service unto God by Jesus Christ."

The Origin of Thanksgiving
In mid-winter 1620 the English ship Mayflower landed on the North American coast (at Plymouth Rock) delivering 102 Puritan exiles. The original Native people ("Indians") of this stretch of shoreline had already been killed off in great numbers. In 1614 a British expedition had landed there. When they left they took 24 Indians as slaves and left smallpox, syphilis and gonorrhea behind. That plague swept the so called "tribes of New England", destroyed some villages totally.

The Puritans landed and built their colony called "the Plymouth Plantation" near the desired ruins of the Indian village of Pawtuxet. They ate from abandoned cornfields grown wild. Historical accounts tell us that only one Pawtuxet named 'Squanto' had survived. He had spent the last years as a slave to the English and Spanish in Europe. The Pilgrim crop failed miserably, but the agricultural expertise of Squanto produced 20 acres of corn, without which the Pilgrims would have surely perished. Squanto spoke the colonists' language and taught them how to plant corn and how to catch fish. Squanto also helped the colonists negotiate a peace treaty with the nearby Wampanoag tribe, led by the chief Massasoit. These were very lucky breaks for the colonists. Thanks to the good will of the Wampanoag, the Puritans not only survived their first year but had an alliance with the Wampanoags that would give them almost two decades of peace.

In celebration of their good fortune, the colony's governor, William Bradford, declared a three-day feast after the first harvest of 1621. It later became known as "Thanksgiving", but the Pilgrims never called it that. The "Indians" who attended were not even invited. The pilgrims only invited Chief Massasoit and it was Massasoit who then invited ninety or more of hi "Indian" brothers and sisters to the affair to the chagrin of the indignant Europeans. No turkey, cranberry sauce or pumpkin pie was served, no prayer were offered and the "Indians" were not invited back for any other such meals. The Pilgrims did however consume a good deal of brew on that day. In fact, each Pilgrim drank at least a half gallon of ale a day which they preferred even to water.

The peace that produced the Thanksgiving Feast of 1621 meant that the Puritans would have fifteen years to established a firm foothold on the coast. Until 1629 there were no more than 300 Puritans in New England, scattered in small and isolated settlements. But their survival inspired a wave of Puritan invasion that soon established growing Massachusetts town north of Plymouth; Boston and Salem. For ten years, boat loads of new settlers came.

As the Europeans' numbers increased, they proved not nearly as generous as the Wampanoags. On arrival, the Puritans discussed "who legally owns all this land? "Massachusetts Governor Wintrop declared the "Indians" had no "subdued" the land, and therefore all uncultivated lands should, according to English Common Law, be considered "public domain." This meant they
belonged to the king. In short, colonists decided they did not need to consult the "Indians". When they seized the new lands, they only had to consult the representative of the crown (meaning the local governor). The Puritans embraced a line from Psalms 2:8, "Ask of me, and I shall give thee, the heather for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of he earth for thy possession."

Contrary to popular mythology the Pilgrims were no friends to the local Indigenous People ("Indians"). A company of Pilgrims led by Miles Standis actively sought the head of a local chief. Standish eventually got hi bloody prize. He beheaded an Indian brave named Wituwamat and brought the head to Plymouth where it was displayed on a wooden spike for many years.

In about 1636, a force of colonists trapped some seven hundred Pequot Indians near the mouth of the Mystic River. English Captain John Maso attacked the Indian camp with "fire, sword, blunderbuss, and tomahawk." Only a handful escaped and few prisoners were taken. "To see them frying in the fire, and the streams of their blood quenching the same, and the stench was horrible, but the victory seemed a sweet sacrifice to the great delight of the Pilgrims, and they gave praise thereof to God."
The Puritan fathers believed they were the Chosen People of an Infinite God and that this justified anything they did....they were Calvinists who believed the vast majority of humanity was predestined to damnation. During this period a day of thanksgiving was also proclaimed in the churches of Manhattan. The European colonists declared thanksgiving days to celebrate mass murder more often than they did for reverence, harvest or friendship.

In 1641 the Dutch governor Kieft of Manhattan offered the first "scalp bounty". His government paid money for the scalp of each "Indian" brought to him. A couple of years later, Kieft ordered the massacre of the Wappingers, a "friendly tribe". Eighty were killed and their severed heads were kicked like soccer balls down the streets of Manhattan. One captive was castrated,
skinned alive and forced at points to eat his own flesh while the Dutch governor watched and laughed. Then Kieft hired the notorious Underhill who had commanded in the Pequot War to carry out a similar massacre near Stamford, Connecticut. The village was set on fire, and 500 "Indian" residents were put to the sword.

In their victory, the settlers launched an all out genocide plot against the remaining Native people. The Massachusetts government, following what appeared to be the order of the day, offered twenty shillings bounty for every "Indian" scalp, and forty shillings for every prisoner who could be sold into slavery. Soldiers were allowed to enslave and rape any "Indian"
woman or enslave any "Indian" child under 14 they could kidnap. The "Praying Indians" who had converted to Christianity and fought on the side of the European troops were accused of shooting into the treetops during battle with "hostiles." They were enslaved or killed. Other "peaceful Indians" of Dartmouth and Dover were invited to negotiate or seek refuge at trading
posts and were sold onto slave ships. Colonial law further gave permission to "kill savages on sight at will."
Any goodwill that may have existed was certainly now gone and by 1675 Massachusetts and the surrounding colonies were in a full scale war with the great chief of the Wampanoags, Metacomet. Renamed "King Phillip" by the White man, Metacomet watched the steady erosion of the lifestyles and culture of his people as European laws and values engulfed them. The
syphilis, gonorrhea, smallpox and all types of "white man" diseases took their toll. Forced ultimately into humiliating submission by the power of a distant king, Metacomet struck out with raids on several isolated frontier towns. The expedient use of the so-called "Praying Indians" (natives converted to their version of Christianity), ultimately defeated the great "Indian" nation, just half a century after the arrival of the European.
Captain Benjamin Church tracked down and assassinated Metacomet, his body quartered and parts "left for the wolves." The great "Indian chief's hands were cut off and sent to Boston and his head went to Plymouth where it was set upon a poke on Thanksgiving Day, 1767. Metacomet's nine-year-old son was destined for execution, the Puritan reasoning being that the offspring of the "Devil" must pay for the sins of their father.
H was instead shipped to the Caribbean to serve his life in slavery.
In the midst of the Holocaust/Genocide of the Red Man and woman, Governor Dudley declared in 1704 a "General Thanksgiving" not to celebrate the brotherhood of man, but for: [God's] infinite Goodness to extend His Favors.. In defeating the expeditions of the Enemy against us, And the good Success given us against them, delivering so many into our hands...

North American legal liberation

"1950s Termination Era"
The strategy for carrying out the dismemberment and assimilation policy of the U.S. was formulated in the late 1940s... to eliminate U.S./tribal political relations established through treaties; and to deliberately dissolve tribal communities, assimilate tribal populations into the U.S. economy and "legally" expropriate lands and natural resources. The goal of this strategy was to formally and finally place tribal lands and natural resources directly under U.S. sovereignty by eliminating the "external" political character of Indian Tribes... Indian tribes and territories have subverted the United States goal of absolute national sovereignty...they remain politically distinct and unassimilated into the American political, social and economic "mainstream". The Termination Era Strategy was aimed at forcing Indian assimilation to once-and-for-all-time achieve the U.S. goal of absolute territorial sovereignty ...


by Rudolph C. Ryser, 4 August 1982

Tribes in the United States are now experiencing the greatest challenge to their political and economic existence since the 1947 - 1962 termination era. As a function of public policy the United States Government then sought to dissolve tribal groups and liquidate tribal, lands, resources and property under the banner of equal opportunity and equal citizens' rights.
This paper examines the continuing assimilation policy of the United States government through the termination era, self-determination era and the new public policy era of Incremental or
gradual dismemberment of Indian tribes through economic, social and political changes. The analysis is intended to serve as a foundation for a New Indian Strategy ...
Begun in the Truman administration and accelerated by the Eisenhower administration the hidden strategy and policy was publicly presented as an effort to "promote equal rights and opportunity" for Indians. While the strategy was different, the policy was essentially the same as the Indian Removal Act Policy of 1831, the Dawes Act Policy of 1887, the Manifest Destiny Policy of the Theodore Roosevelt Administration at the turn of the century, and the Indian Reorganization Act policies of the 1930s: "break-up the tribal mass, extend the U.S. national domain and consolidate political control of the United States throughout the territory and over the whole population within U.S. asserted boundaries."
Originating at the Center for World Indigenous Studies, Olympia, Washington USA

The Broken Promise
When the U.S. government took control of Native Americans' property rights in 1887, the Indians were assured they would receive the income from their land. They never did-and now they're fighting for it. The leasing of Indian property, such as for timber or oil, required government approval. The U.S. would make the deals and send the income to each family. But the Indians never got what was owed them. Federal officials continually blocked a full accounting of money owed the Indians. To Elouise Cobell, the only option was a lawsuit. What remains now is to determine how much the Native Americans will receive. It could be as much as $40 billion....
This betrayal began in 1887, when Congress opened up previously established tribal reservations to white settlers. In return, individual Indians were granted land allotments-generally ranging from 40 to 320 acres. But they were judged to be incapable of managing their own affairs, so the government decided to do it for them.
As a result, Indians could not lease or sell their property without government approval. This included grazing and quarrying rights as well as leases for timber, agriculture, oil, natural gas and minerals. The government would make all the deals. The income would be held in trust and distributed to each Indian family. The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in the Department of the Interior would send out the checks. But the Indians never got what was owed them.... Under the BIA's management of the so-called Individual Indian Money trust fund, Native Americans never were informed who had leased their land or for what purpose, how much the lease was for or how long the lease was to run. On occasion, the Treasury Department would mail checks to individuals for a pittance, with no accounting or explanation of any kind. (In addition to the Individual Indian Money trust, the government manages a separate trust fund covering more than 300 tribes.) ...
Cobell actually heard a Treasury Department official admit millions and millions of Indian dollars were being forwarded by the Department of the Interior with no instructions. "So we just put it in the general fund,". Cobell eventually discovered the money apparently had been used, among other notable examples, to help bail out New York City during its 1975 fiscal crisis, to save the Chrysler Corporation from going under and even to reduce the national debt.

Reservation's Radioactive Remains
By Warren Cornwall, 2/24/08
...Washington's Hanford nuclear reservation, toxic birthplace of the bomb that set off the atomic age, routinely makes headlines. The Midnite Mine, just 100 miles to the north, is all but forgotten, a combination of denial, neglect and willful amnesia. One of the world's largest mining companies is trying to wash its hands of responsibility for a costly cleanup. The federal government is supposed to help sick uranium miners, but people on the reservation don't even know the program exists.Even on the reservation, where everybody once worked at the mines or knows someone who did, its presence is almost invisible: no monuments honoring miners, no displays of old photos showing dirty, tired workers next to mountains of ore.But for the people who live here, it is a nagging presence, at once feared and longed for... where more than three-quarters of the people on the reservation are out of work, according to the latest federal statistics, the mines were a ticket out of poverty....The story of what happened, and continues to happen, on the reservation is a cautionary tale ...

Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978
The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 established nationwide procedures for the handling of Indian child placements and authorized the establishment of Indian child and family service programs. The act requires specific actions on behalf of a child who is a member of a federally recognized Indian Tribe, Aleuts, or members of certain native Alaskan villagers. Whenever it is suspected that a child may fit into any of these populations, the procedures outlined in this Act shall be followed:
Indian: An Indian is defined as any person who is a member of an Indian tribe, or who is an Alaskan Native and a member of a Regional Corporation, as defined in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
Indian Child: An Indian child means any unmarried person who is under 18 and is either (a) a member of an Indian tribe; or (b) is eligible for membership in an Indian tribe and is the biological child of a member of an Indian tribe. Tribes determine their own standards for membership eligibility.
Indian Tribe: Any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group of Indians recognized as eligible for the services provided to Indians by the Secretary of the Interior because of their status as Indians, including any Alaskan Native villager as defined in section 3(c) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
Indian Child's Tribe: An Indian child's tribe is defined as (a) the Indian tribe in which an Indian child is a member or eligible for membership or (b) in the case of an Indian child who is a member of or eligible for membership in more than one tribe, the Indian tribe with which the Indian child has the most significant contacts.
Indian Reservation: Indian country as defined in Section 1151 of Title 18, United States Code and any lands, not covered under such section, title to which is either held by the United States in trust for any Indian tribe or individual subject to a restriction by the United States against alienation.
The Act applies to Indian child custody proceedings and includes: foster care placement, when the parent or custodian cannot have the child returned on demand (as in Voluntary Placement Agreements), but where parental rights have not been terminated in termination of parental rights proceedings; in pre-adoptive and adoptive placements; and proceedings regarding juvenile court assigned custody or guardianship of the person of the juvenile.

Tribes confront painful legacy of Indian boarding schools
By Marsha King
Seattle Times staff reporter
...The boarding school era began in the late 1800s and continued at its most oppressive through the 1920s, when the federal government forcibly placed tribal children in the harsh, military-like institutions in an effort to assimilate them into the dominant culture. All things Indian — dress, language and beliefs — were forbidden. Affection was rare, punishment often severe. Some students were raped, many tried to run away and unknown numbers died...

The Indian boarding-school movement in the U.S. began in earnest in the late 1800s. Before that, Native-American children were educated primarily in church-run mission schools and some tribal schools. But after tribes were moved to reservations, their treaties typically called for government-provided education. The first government-run, off-reservation boarding school was the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania, founded in 1879 by Capt. Richard H. Pratt. He and other reformers believed at the time that if Indians were given a proper education and religious training they could be civilized out of their "savagery" and assimilated into society. Pratt's oft-quoted philosophy: "Kill the Indian and save the man."
By the early 1930s, an estimated two-thirds of Native Americans had attended boarding school at some point in their life....The federal government ran them or subsidized the mission schools.... a typical day consisted of lessons in the morning and manual labor in the afternoons. Punishment ranged from a lost privilege to being locked in a closet or beaten.Parents who openly resisted giving up their children lost food rations or were jailed. Others hid their children or denied being Indian..."It kind of shapes your life," said his younger brother, Dale Jones, 65. In the 1950s, social workers took him and four other brothers from their family and sent them by bus to Chemawa. To this day, he recalls paddlings [SIC] and the humiliation of standing in line after showers to have his genitals visually inspected by a matron...

American Indian boarding school timeline
February 3, 2008
After tribes were moved to reservations, the federal government assumed primary responsibility for educating native children. It forcibly placed the children in boarding schools and stripped them of their culture in an attempt to assimilate them into mainstream society.
1879: Federal government opens first off-reservation boarding school at Carlisle, Pa.
Late 1800s: Other schools built across the West. Bureau of Indian Affairs runs them or subsidizes church-run mission schools that already educate many Indian children.
1900: Education system grows over next two decades, promoting "dignity of labor" and vocational training.
1928: Meriam Report, commissioned by Interior Department, condemns schools' deficient diet, overcrowded dorms, substandard medical service and overworking of students. Senate committee reports systematic kidnapping of Indian children by school officials.
1930s: Forced assimilation of tribal children officially ends as policy (if not as practice) in 1933. Reforms bring teacher training, and schools start becoming more open to tribal culture, though corporal punishment continues for decades until ended in mainstream education. Some boarding schools close.
Post World War II: Another policy shift — so-called termination policy — seeks to eliminate reservations and move Indians to cities for job training. Emphasis on boarding schools renewed, and tribal children again removed from homes and sent away to schools.
1960s: Kennedy administration repudiates termination.New federal laws give tribes civil and religious rights and control of children's education. Many schools close and remaining ones promote tribal culture.
Today: Ninety percent of Native-American children attend public schools. The Bureau of Indian Education funds 66 residential programs that enroll some 10,000 students.

Source: Margaret Archuleta, curator of the boarding-school exhibition, "Remembering Our Indian School Days," at the Heard Museum, Phoenix; the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction; the U.S. Bureau of Indian Education; and David Wallace Adams, author of "Education for Extinction."

Additional information: Essay "Assimilation Through Education: Indian Boarding Schools in the Pacific Northwest", by Carolyn J. Marr, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle.

Exhibit "The Boarding School Experience",Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ 603-252-8848 www.heard.org

"Away from Home: American Indian Board School Experiences," Edited by Margaret L. Archuleta, Brenda J. Child and K. Tsianina Lomawaima "Education for Extinction"
by David Wallace Adam, Web site Indian Residential Schools Resolution http://www.irsr-rqpi.gc.ca/

Billions Missing From U.S. Indian Trust Fund
NARF, along with other attorneys, filed a class action lawsuit in federal district court on June 10 on behalf of more than 300,000 American Indians. The suit charges Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt, Assistant Interior Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs Ada Deer and Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin with illegal conduct in regard to the management of Indian money held in trust accounts and managed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. If the lawsuit's claims are correct, and there's an overwhelming body of evidence that suggests they are, then the federal government has lost, misappropriated or in some cases stole billions of dollars from some of its poorest citizens..The trust accounts in question -- which hold approximately $450 million at any given time -- aren't filled with government handouts. They contain money that belongs to individual Indians who have earned it from a variety of sources such as oil and gas production, grazing leases, coal production and timber sales on their allotted lands. Revenues from such sources are held in more than 387,000 Individual Indian Money (IIM) accounts managed -- or according to detractors, "mismanaged" -- by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). "The BIA has spent more than 100 years mismanaging, diverting and losing money that belongs to Indians," Echohawk says. "They have no idea how much has been collected from the companies that use our land and are unable to provide even a basic, regular statement to Indian account holders." [...] http://www.albionmonitor.net/free/biatrustfund.html

Legal background
An 1887 law made the federal government responsible for collecting fees from anyone who uses tribal land, with the money to be held in a trust fund. Billions were paid by mining companies, ranchers, and others over the decades; currently over $300 million is collected annually by the BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs), part of the Interior Dept. The money was supposed to be given to the descendants of the original Indian land owners, but every audit since 1928 has found billions missing from the trust fund. It is certainly the greatest financial scandal in the history of the United States.
In 1996, a class-action suit against the BIA was filed. The feds delayed, often claiming that vital records couldn't be found. It was later discovered that boxes of documents were being destroyed even as lawyers from the government said they were searching for them. In 1999, Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, BIA head Kevin Gover, and Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin were cited for contempt of court, and Rubin and Babbitt were fined $625,000 each. In April 2000, the Interior Department moved recordkeeping operations from New Mexico to Virginia, where officials said all information would be entered into a master computer program. Critics accused Washington of more stalling, charging that there was no proof that the computer worked as promised.
For more background on the BIA suit, see the October, 2001 MONITOR report. Details on Norton can be found in our February, 2001 feature, Gale Norton, Secretary of War

"The greatest single acts of terrorism to date were not perpetrated by Osama bin Laden, but by the US when it dropped atomic bombs on the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki."
Speech by Moonanum James
32nd National Day of Mourning, 2001

The End of American Thanksgivings Will Be a Cause for Universal Rejoicing
The Mayflower's cultural heirs are programmed to find glory in their own depravity and savagery in their helpless victims.
Nobody but Americans celebrates Thanksgiving. It is reserved by history and the intent of “the founders” as the supremely American holiday, the most ghoulish event on the national calendar. No Halloween of the imagination can rival the exterminationist reality that was the genesis, and remains the legacy, of the American Thanksgiving. It is the most loathsome, humanity-insulting day of the year – a pure glorification of racist barbarity....

The [American] Revolution that exploded in 1770s New England was undertaken thoroughly imbued with the worldview of the Indian-killer and slave-holder.... The “country” they claimed as their own was fathered by genocide and mothered by slavery... proud, with vast ambition to spread their exceptional characteristics West and South, wherever their so-far successful project in nation-building might take them – by the same bloody, savage methods that had served them so well in the past....

At the moment of deepest national crisis following the battle of Gettysburg in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln invoked the national fable that is far more central to the white American personality than Lincoln’s battlefield “Address.” Lincoln seized upon the 1621 feast as the historic “Thanksgiving” – bypassing the official and authentic 1637 precedent – and assigned the dateless, murky event the fourth Thursday in November. Lincoln surveyed a broken nation, and attempted nation-rebuilding, based on the purest white myth. The same year that he issued the Emancipatio Proclamation, he renewed the national commitment to a white manifest destiny that began at Plymouth Rock. Lincoln sought to rekindle a shared national mission that former Confederates and Unionists and white immigrants from Europe could collectively embrace. It was and remains a barbaric and racist national unifier, by definition. Only the most fantastic lies can sanitize the history of the Plymouth Colony of Massachusetts....Act One of the American Dream. African Slavery commenced contemporaneously – an overlapping and ultimately inseparable Act Two....
Obscuring bitter truths about historical crimes helps perpetuate the fantasy of American benevolence, which makes it easier to sell contemporary imperial adventures -- such as the invasion and occupation of Iraq -- and other benevolent action.... The last Act in the American drama must be the “root and branch eradication of all vestiges of Act One and Two – America’s seminal crime and formative projects. Thanksgiving... is an affront to civilization...Celebrating the unspeakable... Humanity cannot tolerate a 21st Century superpower, much of whose population perceives the world through the eyes of 17th Century land and flesh bandits.... thankful the day grows nearer when almost four centuries-old abomination will be deprived of its reason for being: white supremacy[...]

June 25, 1876 Celebrate the Battle of Little Big Horn in Montana: Lt. Col. George A. Custer and his 7th Cavalry were wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne
counter-terrorist freedom fighters

Suppression of Indigenous Sovereignty in 20th Century United States
May 1997 By Ward Churchill
As the 20th century prepares to take its rightful place in the dustbin of history, the last vestiges of sovereignty among the more than 300 indigenous nations trapped inside the claimed boundaries of the United States are rapidly sliding into a kind of final oblivion. In one of official America’s supreme gestures of cynicism, American representatives at the United Nations and elsewhere have long been aggressively peddling their government’s Indian policy to other countries as the "most enlightened, progressive, and humanitarian model for the actualization of indigenous self-determination in the modern world."...

Russell Means on Eurosupremacist Lies of Omission, the English language & western Grave-Robbing called 'Archeology"...
Arabian Sights.....
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"The white man speaks with a forked tongue"
American Indian sayings

"It does not require many words to speak the truth."
Chief Joseph: (1840-1904) Chief of the Wal-lam-wat-kain (Wallowa) band of Nez Perce Indians

PBS Lies of Omission
Russell Means
Russell Means on the underlying fallacies of both the series and European worldview of the PBS Series ‘We Shall Remain’, claiming to tell the story of the subjugation of the Americas from a ‘Native’ point of view.

"Hello my relatives, today is a good day. But not for PBS and not for the historians. I guess the truth is never going to be told. PBS concluded a 5 part series on the American Indian. The lies that were told is that it is from our point of view. I am sorry it is not from our point of view. They do extensive interviews with a bunch of Indians, and they pick and choose, they cherry-pick what they want the Indian to say, the American Indian. You look at the very first episode, about the 'beginnings. They did not talk about Jamestown at all. But they talked about pilgrim village....You know the first four installments, LIES, completely told from the European world-view, COMPLETELY. We are matriarchal people, was that mentioned? NO...Did it mention anything about our languages?...first of all 'Linguists' of the world...have ascertained that the most expressive languages on earth are in the western hemisphere and then it becomes less expressive as you move west until you go all the way around the world to English which is the last language. Anyone that knows at least two languages, you know that the more expressive the language it is impossible to adequately and accurately translate a more expressive language into a less expressive language. So, what does that mean? Hello!...Now if you look at our matriarchal languages which are indigenous languages...they have structured their languages in the matriarchal way, so that they cannot insult any human being. Do you get that?...Languages are what really denote what kind of 'civilization' you have. No swear words, no curse words, not in matriarchal languages. But did they mention that in their series? no. Did they mention our world-view? We were not warmongers...There is not a language in the western hemisphere that had the word war or warrior. And I challenge any grave-robber -as a profession- allegedly it is a profession, it is called archeology. Those are sanctified grave-robbers, OK? Sanctified by academia...And these grave-robbers I challenge them to produce anywhere in the western hemisphere one weapon of war pre-Colombian. Any grave they've robbed pre-Colombian. That means before we discovered Columbus, alright? Any grave they've robbed if they 'discovered' a weapon of war, produce it, PRODUCE IT. I am not talking about tools for survival, which means in order to eat you have to have tools. Alright? But study the languages...and they'll tell you. The thing about oral societies, you have to use both sides of your brain, consistently, all the time...You have to remember that an oral society cannot continue to exist if one lies. Now think about it, this is very very profound. NO oral society, NO village, NO nationcan exist if one lie is told, it destroys the entire fabric of that civilization. I do not lie to you. I am telling you the truth, because that is what my language demands. And I am telling you what the least expressive language is on earth which is English. So if you translate anything from anywhere in the world into English it is inadequate because English is inadequate. Sad but true."

Like a Hurricane: The American Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee
The Beginning
The American Indian Movement (AIM) was founded in 1968 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by Clyde Bellecourt, Dennis Banks, and George Mitchell—all Ojibwa Indians and graduates of that Indian finishing school, the Minnesota State Penitentiary. Initially, the organization was established to combat police brutality in Minneapolis, but it quickly evolved into a full-fledged Indigenous rights movement committed to uniting all Native Peoples in an effort to uplift their communities and promote cultural pride and sovereignty. The Movement spread to other urban centers around the country and attracted—in fact created—a whole new group of Native activists.

AIM Gains National Exposure
In 1972, the Trail of Broken Treaties march was scheduled to arrive in Washington, DC, in time for the presidential election. An AIM caravan from San Francisco met up with a caravan from Seattle and others from around the country. The four-mile-long procession arrived early on the morning of Friday, November 3, just before Election Day. The Indians had notified the Nixon Administration of their plans which included the presentation of a 20-point proposal for improving U.S.-Indian relations.

The first of the Indians' 20 Points demanded the restoration of their constitutional treaty-making powers, removed by the provision in the 1871 Indian Appropriations Act, and the next seven concerned recognition of the sovereignty of Indian nations and the revalidation of treaties, including the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868. The fundamental demand was that Indians be dealt with according to "our treaties." Other points were addressed to such related matters as land-reform law and the restoration of a land base, which would permit those Indians who wished to do so to return to a traditional way of life. From the U.S. government's point of view, to recognize or negotiate treaty claims all over the country might necessitate the return of vast tracts of America to the true owners, a very dangerous idea indeed.

When the government refused to dialogue with the Indians, the protestors occupied the Bureau of Indian Affairs building. The government negotiated with the Indians, then, but only to end the occupation, not to resolve their original 20-point list of grievances. The government promised to look into the grievances (they never did) and they also promised not to prosecute the Indians for the BIA takeover (a promise broken like all the others). To defuse the situation and end their own embarrassment, the government eventually provided vehicles and an early-morning police escort out of town plus under-the-table money ($66,000) to pay the Indians' return travel expenses.

After the Trail of Broken Treaties, AIM was classified "an extremist organization" by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and on January 8, 1973, the leaders on the Trail were added to the FBI's list of "key extremists." From that point, an organized "neutralizing" of AIM leaders was begun.

The FBI's War Against AIM
Although the FBI's covert operations have been active throughout its history, the formal COunter INTELligence PROgram, or COINTELPRO, of the second half of the 20th century was centrally directed and targeted a range of political dissidents and organizations. The stated goals of COINTELPRO were to "expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise neutralize" those persons or organizations that the FBI decided were "enemies of the State."...
The Church Committee had intended to investigate AIM as another dissident group targeted by the Bureau. Witnesses had been investigated by congressional staff and called to provide testimony. However, one day after the firefight at Oglala, the Church Committee cancelled the hearings. Consequently, official misconduct against AIM and regarding Wounded Knee is not part of the Committee's official findings. The full extent of the FBI's war against AIM has been obscured...

*Ward Churchill, formerly a professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado (Boulder), is a Vietnam Veteran and survivor of the FBI war against the American Indian Movement. Among his many books are "The COINTELPRO Papers," "Indians Are US," and "A Little Matter of Genocide."
* MP3 audio stream provided by TUC Radio in San Francisco (www.tucradio.org) via Radio4All (www.radio4all.net).

Malcom Lagauche
A Native American author, William Apes, of the Pequot tribe wrote Eulogy on King Philip and delivered the speech in Boston in 1836 to a group of descendants of the original Pilgrims of 1620. It was about racism, deceit, slaughter and imperialism. King Philip was the Anglicized name of the Wampanoag chief, Metacomet. One may think that Eulogy on King Philip is merely an historical account of the white man’s imperialism, but it is far more. Apes’ address in Boston was delivered in 1836 and he told of events that occurred from 1620 to 1676. But, his words are uncannily precise in describing the world today. One can change the dates and places and see an accurate view of today’s imperialist aspirations of the U.S.

For years prior to the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, President Saddam Hussein warned the Arab world of U.S. intentions to colonize the area. In addition, he told his countrypeople the deprivations they would experience, including the shaming of them and their culture. Shortly before the beginning of King Philip’s War, Chief Metacomet gave an inspirational and realistic speech to his people that mirrored the proclamations Saddam made about the future of Iraq after a U.S. invasion. In the speech, Metacomet stated:

Brothers, these people from the unknown world will cut down our groves, spoil our hunting and planting grounds, and drive us and our children from the graves of our fathers, and our council fires, and enslave our women and children.

Millions of Iraqis have been forced from their homes. Much of Iraqi farmland was plundered and destroyed by U.S. military operations. And, today Iraqi farmers can not use their own seeds to plant crops. The U.S. administration took a page out of antiquity and applied the same tactics that Metacomet described 328 years prior.

...the fourth of five parts of "Eulogy on King Philip." Metacomet and his Wampanoag tribe declared full-out war on the European intruders. In this section we see where the Natives dominated the early battles, not losing one....
the fifth of five parts of "Eulogy on King Philip". For more than a year, the Wampanoag won battle-after-battle against the pilgrims. But, disease and lack of food helped destroy what the pilgrims couldn’t: the Wampanoag tribe. Even in this, the methods used were almost identical to those employed by the U.S. today in showing victory. Metacomet’s wife and son were captured and sold into slavery. Once the U.S. occupied Iraq, Saddam Hussein’s wife and daughters quickly left the country before they were captured. Today, they live in exile and are on Interpol’s list of wanted terrorists..




"...The original Europeans in the Americas were not immigrants, but colonists. And the US is not a nation of immigrants - it is a white colonial settler state, like Israel, South Africa under Apartheid, the former Rhodesia, Australia..."
Juan Santos
A Nation of Colonists - and Race Laws

Thanksgiving Prayer
Thanks for the wild turkey and
the passenger pigeons, destined
to be shat out through wholesome
American guts.
Thanks for a continent to despoil
and poison.

Thanks for Indians to provide a
modicum of challenge and
Thanks for vast herds of bison to
kill and skin leaving the
carcasses to rot.

Thanks for bounties on wolves
and coyotes.
Thanks for the American dream,
To vulgarize and to falsify until
the bare lies shine through.
Thanks for the KKK.
For nigger-killin' lawmen,
feelin' their notches.
For decent church-goin' women,
with their mean, pinched, bitter,
evil faces.
Thanks for "Kill a Queer for
Christ" stickers.
Thanks for laboratory AIDS.
Thanks for Prohibition and the
war against drugs.
Thanks for a country where
nobody's allowed to mind the
own business.
Thanks for a nation of finks.
Yes, thanks for all the
memories-- all right let's see
your arms!
You always were a headache and
you always were a bore.
Thanks for the last and greatest
betrayal of the last and greatest
of human dreams.
William S. Burroughs
November 28 1986


Excellent starting points for learning about the history behind colonial occupation of indigenous lands of the "Americas", and resulting indigenous resistance:
* 500 Years of Resistance - Reprinted from Oh-Toh-Kin magazine. A great primer on 500 years of colonialism and the resulting indigenous resistance. graphic by Gord Hill
* Indigenous Autonomy and Revolutionary Resistance - Speech by Amor y Rabia to March 1997 Love & Rage Continental Conference. Mexican indigenous movements as a model for
* Confronting Canada's colonial legacy - Theoretical overview of colonialism in "Canada".
* Letter from Bruce Clark to Verna Friday
* Confederated Native Court Judgement and Reason - Both are comprehensive overviews of legislative colonialism.
* From Wounded Knee to Capitol Hill - "The History, Achievements and Legacy of the American Indian Movement".
* In Pursuit of Progress: A Colonial Narrative - Impact of colonialism on the indigenous peoples of the North
* After Mabo, What About Aboriginal Sovereignty - About legal status of sovereigntist movement in "Australia"; many parallels to the situation in North America.
Also see the documents indexed in Neo-colonialism and global economics/global/main.html

USA on Trial: The International Tribunal on Indigenous Peoples and Oppressed Nations in the United States.
Verdict, book, and video on AIM-sponsored international tribunal held to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Columbus's invasion of America. The tribunal convicted the U.S. government of numerous international crimes against indigenous people, including genocide.
Available from Editorial El Coqui, 1671 N. Claremont, Chicago, IL, USA 60647 or the Puerto Rican Cultural Center in Chicago, tel: (312) 342-8023.

Night-Vision: Illuminating War and Class on the Neo-Colonial Terrain. Butch Lee and Red Rover. 1993: Vagabond Press, 496A Hudson St., Suite E14, New York, NY, USA 10014.
One of the best books around exploring neo-colonialism's implications on political theory and anti-colonial activism.


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