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"As homesteaders, your grandparents did not build their wealth on their own. They built their wealth on land taken from Native Americans by force."

Depends where.....some cases, yes...some cases no....

and Native Americans fought each other - the 100+ different tribes - over the same land - time and time again. tribes came and went.

there were many residents of places like Mesa Verde, Chaco Canyon, and a hundred other places that were occupied and abandoned.

ever hear of Cahokia IL? Look it up. the Mound builder of Cahokia.....

But..even NY city was 'bought' from the Native Americans..... and same for some of the lands west.

In TX, the Spanish held much of the land....taken by force. Who owned much of the west? Hmmm..the French. We bought 'the Louisiana Purchase' much of the western US.

Folks moved west....and occupied land and farmed it, ranched it.

After the white folks killed off the buffalo, the nomadic tribes no longer had a food source and were relegated to reservations.....

then we started raising steers.....for meat...


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