Native Americans

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    Do any of you race specialist know or have befriended native Americans. I met quite a few when I drove my big rig out west. How did they react when you tried to befriend them?
     
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    Did you meet Tonto?
     
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    I spent part of yesterday with a Seminole family. Race never came up, unless criticizing obama policy is racist.
     
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    I know alot of "Indians", most "Indians" I have met do not like the term "Native American" (That is just a term invented by the liberal media). If I was to call my heritage as "European American" people would think I am crazy.

    Every "Indian" I have ever met is just like me and you. We are all human beings.
     
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    One third of me says all you white devils can go to hell, the other two thirds are trying to keep him from scalping someone.
     
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    Preston Walking Sky. Son of a Ponca tribal chief.
    One of the best damn dart players I ever met.
    I asked him if he would speak to my son's kindergarten class and he obliged. This was back in '93.
    My brother visited him in Oklahoma where he met his family and was invited to a lodge meeting. During the smudging ceremony the other tribe members protested my brother's presence but Sky put them in their place.
    Didn't talk much but when he did it was straight and to the point. Never manicured any bullshit.
     
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    "Tried to befriend them?" Are you insinuating it's harder to make friends with an Indian than it would be someone else?

    I have Cherokee blood in me, and I don't feel I'm any different than anybody else.
     
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    My friggin grandmother was born on the Schaghticoke reservation in Kent, CT. I thought she was cool. She hated bigoted truck drivers, though.
     
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    Well, I am surrounded by reservations. Every tribe member I've met and known are fine, friendly folk.
     
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    You're in Albucreeky? I lived on University, about half way between Menaul and the Campus for a year I'd have to check, but 18 or 20 years ago.
     

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