MESSAGE FROM SHATTUCK

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I AM THE GHOST OF MY ANCESTORS…..

THEY FOUGHT FOR THE LAND THEY FOUGHT FOR THEIR PEOPLE

THEY FOUGHT FOR THEIR WAY OF LIFE

What have I done?

THEY WERE DRIVEN FROM THEIR HOMES AND THE LANDS OF THEIR BIRTH, MARCHED TO LANDS UNKNOWN AND UNWANTED, BUT THEY MADE IT THEIR OWN

What have I done?

COMING TOGETHER PEOPLE OF MANY NATIONS FOUGHT FOR THE RIGHT TO SURVIVE SOME BATTLES WERE LOST, AND OTHERS WON, REMEMBER LITTLE BIG HORN! REMEMBER WOUNDED KNEE!

What have I done?

MANY GREAT WARRIORS, FOUGHT FOR SURVIVAL, CRAZY HORSE, GERONIMO, DRAGGING CANOE, JUST TO NAME A FEW

THEIR WAY OF LIFE AND HEARTS MAY HAVE BEEN BROKEN, BUT THEIR SPIRIT LIVES ON, IT HAS NEVER DIED

What have I done?

WILL I NOT STAND UP AND FIGHT FOR MY HISTORY,  CULTURE AND ANCESTORS, AND THE WAYS THEY ARE PORTRAYED WILL I NOT MAKE A STAND AND STAY AWAY FROM THE POISONS OF ALCOHOL AND DRUGS THAT ARE OFFERED

WILL I NOT STAND UP FOR THE RIGHTS AND FAIR TREATMENT OF THE INDIAN PEOPLE AND PROTECT ALL THE SACRED SITES

I WILL MAKE A STAND AND FIGHT FOR THE ANCESTORS AND THE GENERATIONS YET TO COME

That’s what I’ve done!

Debbie Shattuck Capino

© 26 FEB 2008 - SHATTUCK