Re: ripping off culture

Robert Johnson (johnsorl@COLORADO.EDU)
Wed, 8 Feb 1995 07:46:21 -0700

On Tue, 7 Feb 1995, Daniel A. Foss wrote:

>It's all well and good to parrot the old handwringing despairing refrain of
the white North American, "Let's give the country back to the Indians!"
But the Native Americans to whom the country would be returned are the
*products*, in a thousand tormented ways, of the white-dominated society
we now have. All that survives of those whose land and culture was stolen
are material artifacts, ideological figments, data - much of it
unscientifically collected - recorded by contemporary
> observers, oral traditions, languages, etc: some Peoples disappeared
> without leaving more than their names in the record.
> Daniel A. Foss