Broken Promises  

AngelaMarie24 36F
139 posts
8/15/2005 6:43 am

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Broken Promises


"They made us many promises,more than I can remember.But they kept but one-
They promised to take our land...
and they took it."
-Cheif Red Cloud

My ancestors were Native American Indians.My heart breaks for what they went through.And for what? Money? Power? It seems to me that greed is what started this country,and greed is what will destroy it.

Maximumrich 58M

8/15/2005 7:47 am

Anna, I couldn't agree more... Keep writing your heart out here and elsewhere, your thoughts are valuable to us all...


Would you... ?
So would I... We should talk!


rm_4nik8_4u 61M
2501 posts
8/15/2005 8:19 am

Hey Baby,
How's my sweet thing today? I would so love to see more of you! You are right about the land thing! If we saw a country doing that sort of thing today we would be all over it saying how wrong it is and how human rights were violated. Pretty hypocritical.


wantingasecret 42M

8/15/2005 5:54 pm

how does all this work?


ZanzibarReturns 58M
2 posts
8/16/2005 7:04 am

Angela, loved your blog and other comments I've found here and there. With respect to Native Americans, I'm sure you've read the classic book "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee." There's an early Val Kilmer film, co-starring Sam Shepard, that's well worth renting. It's called THUNDERHEART.
Keep the Spirit Aloft!
Warm Regards,
ZanzibarReturns(WordforWord)


Maximumrich 58M

8/16/2005 11:28 am

Angela, just a quick note - my apologies for calling you 'Annie'. Slip of the typing fingers dontcha know.


Would you... ?
So would I... We should talk!


DingyFlagsPorky 46M

8/18/2005 4:58 pm

I couldn't agree with you more, the way the native americans,and candians were treated were apaulling. My ex wife was full blood Ojibway and I learned much about the culture when I was with her. The spiritual feelings I got when I danced at a pow wow were far greater and real then any I ever got in a church. Most of my friends have never made the effort to understand the culture, and yet they still feel free to coment on it. I quess iqnorance is bliss.


wizz1304 66M
2 posts
8/18/2005 4:59 pm

I agree with you all laws r made around money and power and it sad to see but I just do my own thing and say what I like about anything truthfully and diplomaticly frank


chip957 54M
1 post
8/18/2005 9:16 pm

when you make a promise than you live by it because it is just like the law once you break the law than you have broken your promise and you will pay for it in time


DecksSpeltTruly 67M

8/22/2005 6:48 am

I AM ALSO FROM AMERICAN INDIAN BACKGROUND AND AGREE WITH YOU HOLE HARTILY.CONTACT LONELYRED69 AND LET'S GET TOGETHER !!!!!!!!!!!!!
WE CAN TALK OR MORE.......


CowboyBiker63 53
1 post
8/23/2005 12:40 pm

AMEN


tm31gt 49M

8/24/2005 12:36 pm

Hey fellow Griffinite. I agree 100%. I was born and raised in Griffin. I lived thre until 5 yrs ago. conatc me at AdultFriendFinder if you like.


rm_free053 52M

8/25/2005 9:54 am

good words dear, i am part indian also and i know what you talk about


rm_catsan1000 46
1 post
8/27/2005 4:41 pm

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d0lphint0m 61M
24 posts
8/27/2005 5:57 pm

Unfortunately it is not just the Native Americans that were mistreated for greed by the "Americans" it is a pattern of mankind. There is a movie by Francis Ford Coppola Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance ....Koyaanisqatsi is from the Hopi Indian Language meaning "Life Out of Balance." I highly recommend this movie although there is no dialogue it is strictly a visual and audio masterpiece and depicts the beauty of this planet and the destruction that man does to it for his "greed". So it is not this country but this planet that is doomed beacause of our inherent greed.


rags12583 33M
3 posts
8/28/2005 11:21 am

Wow i never thought i'd see something like this on AdultFriendFinder....thanks for the breath of freash air....i've always thought cultures native to the america's to be so pure and helpful to the soul i can't believe they were pushed aside and decimated...how could it not be obvious; the value of such spirit?


rm_mtnravyn 60M
890 posts
9/5/2005 9:54 pm

I am working backward so will try not to be repetitive. Really enjoy the post. For a fantasy story that follows your premise re: greed and the Native Americans read "Svaha" by Charles de Lint.


miyager 39M

9/8/2005 11:45 pm

hello my luv


rm_aquatic3602 70M/68F
1 post
9/19/2005 2:16 pm

I could not agree with you more. My grandparents on my fathers side were full blooded Cherokee, my mom a mixture of black, white & Cherokee. In 1975 I took my mom on vacation. We visited (whatis left of) the Cherokee Nation. While there we saw the play "Trail of Tears". It took me a long while to rid myself of the hate I felt for the white race. Later I realized that I can not hold the modern day white race for the Trail of Tears and the lands we lost through broken treaties
I look at my nephew & niece, their mother is white. They are the most beautiful children, not to mention their extremley high IQ's.
I say all that to say people are people. There are good & bad in all. Therefore I can not hold something against someone because of their race,ethenicity etc.. The hurt still exist within me regerding how our people were treated and their lands stolen.
One last thing I must say and it is my opinion. The Buffalo Soldiers,
who we initally took into our villages as they were escaping slavery and taught them to ride ,hunt etc., I can not respect. During an assembly program where they were being honored, I pulled two of them aside and ask them if they actually knew the history of the Buffalo Soldiers. They told me of how they (the original Buffalo Soldiers) beat the Native American Indians, whereas the calvary had failed miserably to do so. They made no mention of who taught them how to track and fight in the wilderness or who saved their lives by taking them in and making them a part of the village. When I had finished the two of them had tears in their eyes. I walked away saying let us not forget from whence we came.
Later I spoke with the guest speaker & referred a book he should read
by William Loren Katz, "Black Indians A Hidden Heritage"


Sushidan 61M
2 posts
10/4/2005 10:00 pm

Hi,
I just came upon this site and read your blog. It may sound funny, but I thought for most of my life that I was part American Indian. However, i found out in my thirties that my fathers parents were French and Scott...but my father thought they were French and American Indian (his mother). I have found that my fathers mother died when he was very young, but his stepmother was American Indian. Anyway, I am an actor...and to my credit I have played a half-indian attorney defending the rights of of the Indian Nation in a docudrama called "Broken Treaties...History on trial". It has played on late night educational TV and is in the libraries of many colleges that have cultural programs. Chief Red Cloud...and his quote...among many other testimonies...were presented in the film and though I have done many shows/films, this is the one that I am most proud of. You can go online and find it...it is a beautiful portrayal of the truth in history. May God Bless.
Daniel Kyosuke Moreau


Sushidan 61M
2 posts
10/4/2005 10:23 pm

Hi,
It's Dan Moreau again. After posting my last thoughts, it came upon me to post a poem I wrote years ago. I think it has the spirit of the American Indian, which I have always felt, despite discovering that I have no Indian blood. I am a published poet, although, I haven't published this one. I hope you all enjoy this...those close to me have felt the impact. It's titled "Harmony of the Trinity"...

The scent of the flower in full bloom lures me to it's dance with the wind. So timeless...unrehearsed...yet no movement unsynchronized. Such a wonder to behold...to see its' story unfold...of what has always been and meant to be. the ageless beauty of life...youthful naivety...a peaceful sensitivity.

And the ocean...so great and powerful...fills me with awe as it pounds against the rocks. The music so compelling...so perfectly timed. The melody always changing...gently caressing mother earth. Swept forward...and back again...by the powerful rhythm of her eternal lover. A harmony composed by Life itself...

As the wind whispers...compelling me to listen to the woices of old...who share with those who still can hear. The breath upon my skin heightens my senses...Soothing...Relaxing...Freeing...Lifting me to a euphoric place where the Spirit of Life lives. the wind knows the way...who has listened...who had a voice to share...and were lifted there...

I am of the flower...the ocean...and the wind. I always was...I always am...I always will be. I cannot be one without the other...as I walk this path between the living...and Life.

I cannot deny what I have been chosen to see.


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