[At some point Historians should cease the bad habit of pouring liberal doses of whipped cream over the gruesome recipe of American history. Changing the heinous invasion of this hemisphere from assault to destroy all of life to a fairytale whispered by children about Kings and Queens is not healthy for students who give credence to history as presented by the school board but find later that their “take” on Americana is fabricated to soothe the masses engaged in that activity which has produced only spiritual, physical and moral carnage. A variety of diseases and death came from Europe. At first there were a few death-carriers, then waves and waves. The many bad habits of European thought were transplanted here, too.
The great “American Dream” now builds a dozen penitentiaries to every one university. Today earth and life are sick and perishing in the night, yet we are informed we must continue the path of “progress.” Indigenous Elders see the unhappy end to this earth and issue “warnings.” The warnings are never heard, like the wind blew the worried, “meaningless” words away].
IT IS LONG PAST THE TIME TO CEASE PRAISING
THE “RIGHTS’ OF DISOVERY
AND START INVESTIGATING
THE “WRONGS” OF INVASION.
[After engaging in the study of American Indian Law at a prestigious university, I came to this conclusion, since none of the study was founded upon indigenous law and rule and wrote]
THE WHITE MAN WRITES INDIGENOUS HISTORY
ON A SCRAP OF PAPER
WITH A PENCIL
BUT WRITES AMERICAN INDIAN LAW
ON THE JAIL HOUSE WALL
WITH THE END OF THE BARREL
OF HIS GUN
Santa Cruz, 2009