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Original post made on Oct 4, 2019

A flurry of activity could be found at the Livermore American Indian Center leading up to the annual Children's Pow Wow, with volunteers getting regalia ready and working to help prepare for the celebration of Native American heritage.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 3, 2019, 9:22 PM

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Posted by Charlie Brown
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Oct 4, 2019 at 9:14 am

I wonder if Elizabeth Warren will attached?


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Posted by Eric
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 4, 2019 at 10:14 am

Are they going to mention how the different tribes went to war on each other, and how the losing ones are treated, or is that not part of the warrior culture narrative approved by the grand inquisitors?


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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 6, 2019 at 11:41 am

The United States Calvary raided Indian Villages, shot the elders, raped the women, grasped infants by their feet and bashed infants' heads into trees and rocks.

I relate with Mary Puthoff. My grandmother, a wounded knee survivor, was murdered on the Old Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation, Dewey County South Dakota. No one was brought to justice for her murder.

My mother was born on the ground on the reservation, Dewey Count South Dakota. There was no official record of her birth, as in a birth certificate. For her to qualify for social security after more then thirty years working for a government entity, we used a baptism certificate dated year 1907.

During the 1950's the US Army Corps of Engineers constructed the Oahe Dam on the Missouri River. With the completion of the Oahe Dam, the Missouri River backed up and flooded more then one hundred thousand acres of reservation lands. Including the Old Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Village.

The US Army Corps of Engineers promised that they would move all of the grave sites before they were covered with water. We never did locate our family members graves where we were told they were moved to.


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 6, 2019 at 7:07 pm

Pleasanton Parent is a registered user.

I dont think there is anything to protest about this event, it's not forcing a narrative on people, it's not demanding reparations, or trying to incite historic guilt....from the article its trying to preserve and teach culture, to anyone, which is one of the most genuine native American attributes, anyone that wanted to be a part of the tribe could be.


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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 6, 2019 at 9:18 pm

My comment was response to the irrational comment by Birdland Eric.


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 6, 2019 at 9:34 pm

I know.


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Posted by Eric
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 7, 2019 at 1:22 am

Since the article quoted the Lakota Puthoff as saying the people were killed off by a specific group of people, objective people would need to consider what transpired prior to Spanish arrival. Mr Austin normally seems like an objective person, but I understand recent family history can be emotional topics. Does that mean descendants of settlers whose forebearers that were killed by ____ raiding parties should also hold onto their grudges for generations to come?

We all have ancestors who were persecuted by someone else. Those who truly feel guilty for their occupation of ______ land should feel free to donate their assets to their Native American tribe of choice. Meanwhile the rest of us remember that the alliances between various native Americans tribes with the Dutch, French, Spanish, English and later American governments constitute a complicated and long history that is worth of studying beyond “_____ bad, _______ good”.


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