Earth First and Last, a poem by Connolly Ryan
My review of Andrés Reséndez’s The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America is up on JOTWELL: Equality. I highly recommend the book. It’s a dense and emotionally difficult read but well worth it for the knowledge you will gain. One of the things I was struck with was that the removal of Indian children from their homes by social services agencies has its roots in hundreds of years of stealing Indian children into slavery.
Another key historical antecedent to these removals was the genocidal boarding school system, which came to the forefront in the late 1800s.
Footnote By LT (writing a new book) (one novella fiction about dogs and Tillamook, OR)
Hey there! If you are a reader, for more history of Indian child removal, I compiled: The Lost Children Book Series.
In coming months/years I plan to be researching/writing on how American Indian history was deliberately colonized in print, in news, in movies…as propaganda and poop. This is a form of war. More of “What we are not supposed to know…”
Thanks to everyone for your comments and reading this blog ❤