SLIMBOYFAT- I wholeheartedly recommend reading " Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee " by Dee Brown. A very thorough and accurate description of the REAL truth of how the Native American people were pushed, ran off, annihilated off of the U.S. continent and the control that was put on all the tribes by our own dearly beloved American government in the 1800's. Amazing read.
Also another recent book titled, " Empire of the Summer Moon " by S.C. Gwynne dated 2010 a New York Times bestseller describes the history of the Commanche tribes and their chief Quanah Parker and how the Commanche tribes halted the U.S. government or at least DELAYED the takeover by 40 to 60 years due to their war strategies and bravery and daring to stand up to the U.S.
Another book dealing with the Native indian tribes of Eastern U.S. was a book titled " Tecumseh - A Life " by John Sugden which goes into great detail not only about the Shawnee tribes but all the tribes going back to the 1700's and before regarding what Native American life was like before the Europeans came and the book continues through the battle of 1812 and beyond in how Tecumseh the Shawnee chief tried to unite ALL the Indian tribes to stem the tide of oncoming White men and battle the U.S. to prevent them from pushing all the tribes off of their lands. It was a fascinating read.
I'm part Native American , one reason I take a great interest in this history - and believe me- the REAL Native American history did NOT go down like they taught us all in elementary school. It was much uglier . The fact that white people can even CALL this United States the " home of the free and land of the brave " is an absolute joke that's not the least bit funny. People were shoved, murdered, and families raped to make way for the people from England and Europe. These books will be quite an eye opener believe me. I saw a lot of similarities to how the WT society controls, dominates, and rewrites THEIR history like American politicians rewrote American history. Not accurate at all. Peace out, Mr. Flipper
Flipper, I read "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" back in the 70s. Believe it or not, I saw that book quoted in the WT and went out and bought it. It is a sad account of how terrible the US treated the Indians.It made me sick
to see how the Indians were treated. I also just bought "Empire of the Summer Moon." I haven't read it yet. I believe that Quanah Parker lived around the same place that I grew up at. My great-grandfather was captured by
the Commanches when he was 7 years old and lived with them until he was 17, at which time he escaped and joined the Civil War. I, too, am interested in Indian history. I agree with your view of how the US has mistreated
the REAL Americans. I live in a log cabin and have named my place "End of the Trail" in honor of the Indians that walked "The Trail of Tears" from the Eastern US to Oklahoma. I have two bronze scuptures of the "Trail of
Tears" at the entrance to my driveway. The American Indians were truly a brave nation IMO, they were just out-numbered and out-gunned. Too bad the US never kept their part of the treaties they made with the Indians.