Wednesday, November 23, 2005

A Time for Real Indians

At Hanson's page, Bruce Thornton suggests we take an honest look at American Indians this Thanksgiving:

...reducing the European contact with American Indians to a therapeutic melodrama of good and evil ultimately dehumanizes both sides. Loading the Indian with our mythic obsessions does nothing, of course, to change the past, and actively distracts us from solving the very real problems that too many American Indians face today, none of whom are served by our Golden-Age daydreams.

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