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Subject:  Re: OT: Reparations Date:  6/5/2001  1:10 PM
Author:  wycowboy2 Number:  40987 of 795233

"It's their's isn't it? They were here first, even if you could argue endlessly about what territory the tribes claimed." Yes, we were among the first.
We owned no land, as the English thought we did. Therefore, in part you paid for something we never owned (reparation for moving us across the land almost to the Pacific). We used tools (weapons, knives, spears, pots, bow and arrow) to control and dominte the land upon which the Great Creator put us. We grew our own food, traded amongst other tribes and generally lived in harmony. Oh, yes we warred against our neighbors and made peace thereafter. We had treaties amongst ourselves, to not encroach upon other tribes' lands. Our land is sacred to us, much like your burial grounds are sacred to your people. We do not defile them and nor sh