Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Heartache and Genocide: Indian Boarding Schools in Photos



Heartache and Genocide: Indian Boarding Schools in Photos

By Censored News

Boarding School Tribunal begins tomorrow, Wed., Oct. 22, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2014/09/tribunal-on-indian-boarding-schools.html

Photos below (three) from Kumeyaay website, original from e-book Lakhota.com
http://www.kumeyaay.info/history/History_Indian_Boarding_Schools.pdf


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(Above) More photos on Kumeyaay website, original from e-book Lakhota.com
http://www.kumeyaay.info/history/History_Indian_Boarding_Schools.pdf
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(Below) Navajo and Apache children in prison at Fort Sumner, N.M.
Navajo and Apache Children in Prison of Fort Sumner, Bosque Redondo, NM

Fort Sumner by Louise Benally, Dine'
The following comments by Louise Benally of Big Mountain, comparing the Long Walk and imprisonment in Bosque Redondo to the war in Iraq, and responding to this photo, were censored by Indian Country Today.

 Navajos at Big Mountain resisting forced relocation view the 19th
Century prison camp of Bosque Redondo and the war in Iraq as a
continuum of U.S. government sponsored terror.
Louise Benally of Big Mountain remembered her great-grandfather and
other Navajos driven from their beloved homeland by the U.S. Army on
foot for hundreds of miles while witnessing the murder, rape and
starvation of their family and friends.

“I think these poor children had gone through so much, but, yet they
had the will to go on and live their lives. If it weren’t for that, we
wouldn’t be here today.
“It makes me feel very sad and I apply this to the situation in Iraq.
I wonder how the Native Americans in the combat zone feel about killing
innocent lives.”

Looking at the faces of the Navajo and Apache children in the Bosque
Redondo photo, Benally said, “I think the children in the picture look
concerned and maybe confused. It makes me think of what the children in
Iraq must be going through right now.

“The U.S. military first murders your people and destroys your way of
life while stealing your culture, then forces you to learn their evil
ways of lying and cheating,” Benally said.


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Carlisle: The Children Who Never Came Home
For the families
Long Walk 2 northern route photos by Brenda Norrell
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Forced assimilation and militarization for US government
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Indian children were forced into militarization, and conditioned to fight for the same US government that had murdered their ancestors.
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Haskell: Misery

Above: Haskell in Kansas, photo from: http://www.ancientways.org/otherprojects.asp
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(Above) Photos from online search

1 comment:

Joes WebPresence said...

An archive that needs to exist, and stand for future generations to know.
Thank you.