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 Latley I been helping out with the Pioneer School in my area. I brother told me yesterday that his G grandfatehr was a Cherokee. When he was a baby he live in a village in Arkansas. One day in the early 1900's whitemen went into that village and kiiled all the indians and somehow this brother G granfather survived the massacre. Others found this baby and took him in.

 

 I know the was alot of fighting among Native Americans and whitemen, but massacres are totally differant. I was wondering was this rampant and totally ignored by others?

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 Latley I been helping out with the Pioneer School in my area. I brother told me yesterday that his G grandfatehr was a Cherokee. When he was a baby he live in a village in Arkansas. One day in the early 1900's whitemen went into that village and kiiled all the indians and somehow this brother G granfather survived the massacre. Others found this baby and took him in.

 

 I know the was alot of fighting among Native Americans and whitemen, but massacres are totally differant. I was wondering was this rampant and totally ignored by others?

I'm afraid the history of the U.S. is littered with massacres of native peoples.  You probably have already heard of these:

 

http://www.ushistory.org/us/40a.asp

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Washita_River

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wounded_Knee_Massacre

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2270484/Native-Americans-remember-forgotten-massacre-left-450-dead-vicious-attack-Civil-War.html

 

I'm grateful to Jehovah that the victims of these and other atrocities down through history will have an opportunity to be resurrected, hear the good news, and live in paradise.

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There's also this:

 

*** g96 9/8 pp. 11-12 How Their World Was Lost ***

The “Long Walk” and the Trail of Tears

 

When the American Civil War (1861-65) broke out, it drew soldiers away from Navajo country in the Southwest. The Navajo took advantage of this respite to attack American and Mexican settlements in the Rio Grande Valley in New Mexico territory. The government sent in Colonel Kit Carson and his New Mexico Volunteers to suppress the Navajo and to move them to a reservation on a barren strip of land called Bosque Redondo. Carson pursued a scorched-earth policy to starve and drive the Navajo out of the awesome Canyon de Chelly, in northeastern Arizona. He even destroyed more than 5,000 peach trees.

Carson gathered together some 8,000 people and forced them to take the “Long Walk” of about 300 miles to the Bosque Redondo detention camp at Fort Sumner, New Mexico. A report says: “The weather was bitterly cold, and many of the ill-clad, underfed exiles died along the way.” The conditions at the reservation were terrible. The Navajo had to gouge out holes in the ground in an effort to find refuge. In 1868, after realizing its crass blunder, the government granted the Navajo 3.5 million acres of their ancestral homeland in Arizona and New Mexico. They went back, but what a price they had been forced to pay!

Between 1820 and 1845, tens of thousands of Choctaw, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creeks, and Seminoles were driven from their lands in the Southeast and forced to march westward, beyond the Mississippi River, to what is now Oklahoma, hundreds of miles away. In cruel winter conditions, many died. The forced march westward became infamous as the Trail of Tears.

The injustices committed against Native Americans are further confirmed by the words of the American general George Crook, who had hunted down the Sioux and the Cheyenne in the north. He said: “The Indians’ side of the case is rarely ever heard. . . . Then when the [indian] outbreak does come public attention is turned to the Indians, their crimes and atrocities are alone condemned, while the persons whose injustice has driven them to this course escape scot-free . . . No one knows this fact better than the Indian, therefore he is excusable in seeing no justice in a government which only punishes him, while it allows the white man to plunder him as he pleases.”—Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.

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I'm afraid the history of the U.S. is littered with massacres of native peoples.  You probably have already heard of these:

 

http://www.ushistory.org/us/40a.asp

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Washita_River

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wounded_Knee_Massacre

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2270484/Native-Americans-remember-forgotten-massacre-left-450-dead-vicious-attack-Civil-War.html

 

I'm grateful to Jehovah that the victims of these and other atrocities down through history will have an opportunity to be resurrected, hear the good news, and live in paradise.

 Sadly, I heard of the Sand Creek Massacre

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So many people in this world have been treated so badly by the rest of humanity. It is good to reflect on these occurrences and ask ourselves just how do I treat those who are minorities to me?

 

So many times we have to make adjustments in our thinking so that we are not treating any race or people or man or woman in a way that would show Jehovah that we also have prejudice of some kind. Sometimes it's just a thought we have that makes us realize where we need to make these adjustments.

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It's good to know that Jehovah will see to it that so many of these ones will have a resurrection in paradise, won't it?  And, it will be interesting to see how people brought back from these conflicts - on both sides - will learn (or not learn) to interact with one another...

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