OK, here is my question. But first let me explain at bit. The Trail of Tears was a horrendous event in our American history, yet a nation stood by and watch as a completely civilized tribe were kicked off of their lands and marched by force to a land no one wanted. These people were not wild Indians, but at the time they lived in log cabins the same as their white neighbors. They produced more wheat, corn, wool, cotton and produce than any of their white neighbors. Yet, the excuse for their being forced from their land was because of their race. However, the true reason was because of the value of their land plus the improvements they had made to it. Not to mention that gold had been discovered on it.
So, what would you do today if an entire race of people were denied their rights to their own land merely because of their race or because they sat on land that someone else wanted. Would you protest or would you just watch it happen?
Kitty Sutton - Author of Wheezer and the Painted Frog