Empires rise and fall. How many of the "natives" weren't beneficiaries of this ebb and flow over time. The "native american" lost out to the europeans who went on to conquer America. Facts are facts, however uncomfortable. Had the natives the ability to force the europeans out at the getgo, we wouldn't be having this discussion in the first place. Frankly, I'm unapologetically unsympathetic to seccesionist ideals and think we should do much more to push back the unchecked northern migration that's flooding this nation. More troops on the border, less talk with Mexico about how they feel about it. If they wish to start a war......that's their choice. They've heavily militarized their border with Central America and we should do the same to them. As for the Lakota and other "native" tribes on reservations throughout America, you're lucky you got to keep what you did. Perhaps now they should be reintegrated into the US and not as "set asides". Makes you wonder how many of you europeans are actually the descendants of conquerors rather than the original indigenous peeps. Just something to think about.....
Now, I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country.---Patton
There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism.---Teddy Roosevelt
I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception.---Groucho
And if you all get killed, I'll piss on your graves.---Shaman Urdnot
How would you like to own a little bit of my foot in your ass.---Red Foreman