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  •  When my son was little.. (9+ / 0-)

    about 4 or so and he asked why the Indians always fought the cowboys, we told him because the cowboys had stolen the Indian's houses. He was 4 and autistic and land was too abstract of a concept for him to really grasp yet. Houses he understood. Later when a teacher at head start told him the cowboys were the 'good guys' he got really mad at them and insisted that was a lie! We had to go in and talk to the teacher who wanted to punish him for it. The teacher really heard it that day because there was also a child from the Seminole Reservation in my son's class, who were also not happy about the "cowboys were the good guys" thing. Now that he's a teen and we're covering history in depth, he's even more angry about how the Native Americans were/are treated than he was when he was little.

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 04:54:45 PM PST

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