I created this blog in the hopes of informing people about Native American history and their cultures. I became interested in Native American history last year when I was doing research for a paper I was writing. The information I found disturbed and inspired me, and many people do not know any of it. Our public school system does not require any teaching whatsoever about the history of our nation’s Native people. The most I have heard about it is in my AP U.S. History class, and it barely scratches the surface. What I have found in my own studies is that our country is the home of strong, brave and resilient Native peoples. Each tribe has it’s own language, culture and history. Although, I cannot ignore the atrocities unleashed upon them by white settlers. Some historians simply call it genocide. Unfortunately, the mass majority of white Americans are not aware of this fact. Nor was I before I began doing research for my paper. Why is this information not more accessible? Why is it not being pounded into our heads like the holocaust? Is it perhaps because the government would rather forget about it? I cannot answer these questions, but I hope to dispel the stereotypes and lies we have been fed through films and pop culture in regard to American Indians. I am not Native American myself, I do not have any percentage of Indian blood that I am aware of. But the stories of tribes across the country intrigue me, their endurance inspires me, the tragedies they have all experienced sadden me and their cultures fascinate me.
Nearly all of my information (stories, quotes, eyewitness accounts, etc.) I receive from books. I always post my sources, but if there are some facts you feel are not correct, let me know and I will review the post and my source and make changes accordingly.