Read Benjamin Madley’s “An American Genocide”. Not a pretty picture. The California Indian experience 1846-1873.
Almost eradicated to extinction, but not quite.
I grew up laughingly thinking “The only good Indian is a dead Indian”. A lot of my friends descended from Southern crackers.
I’ve evolved since then.
Our present day indigenous neighbors are still pretty well marginalized and ignored.If you can, support their efforts at recognition.
For 15 years I’ve been trying to make the case:
The coordinated, calculated, clandestine policy of suppressing knowledge of Native American Indian sites is to my mind an injustice that needs to be corrected. I feel this policy significantly diminishes their importance to our current life ways.
So far I’ve achieved zero acknowledgement from the powers that be of the following simple fact: