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Indians and Land


Our heritage as a people who take what we can for our benefit is rife with example. One quote from an American hero says a lot:

“I don’t feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.” -John Wayne

Separated from the land they cultivated and cattle-grazed for thousands of years,┬áit has been alleged our government once told an Indian tribe at the Mississippi river, “If you cross over the river to live we will never bother you again.”