Re: Amerind an offensive term (was: Early Amerind assimilation

Stephen W. Russell (
Fri, 2 Aug 1996 10:52:10 -0500

On 1 Aug 1996, Chris Cracknell wrote:

> In article <>, Stephen Barnard <> wrote:
> >I find this one-upsmanship of victimhood and group identity ridiculous.
> ~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~
> Hey come on, get with the times. People wear victimization like a trendy
> new T-shirt.
> (It's now, it's wow from hell!!!)
Maybe so, Hoss, but some of those T-shirts have blood all over them.
Fairly recent blood, as in the '70s on Pine Ridge.

While I sympathize with the demands of the mainstream civil rights
movement, not all Indians do. What we want is so entirely different that
we have little in common. We don't want a piece of your pie. Keep the
damn pie and welcome to it. Just live up to your written agreements and
leave us alone to be who we are. Simple? You start keeping your word
and we would need your charity about as much as we need your liquor.

Steve Russell>