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Old 03-09-2016, 04:57 AM
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Are there any Native Americans left in Illinois or Missouri?

While the Europeans have committed genocide and stripped away tribal identity across the globe, we are victims as well. The Celts, Slavs, and Goths lost their tribal identity to the Romans long ago. That's why the "white man" feels the need to deny others what he has lost.

But despite the interference of European bloodlines and modern ways, there are still many tribes who have followed the old ways for 50,000 years. I think Brazil alone has 50-100 uncontacted tribes. The San in Africa are believed to be one of Earth's oldest stable societies, as are the aboriginals of Australia and the surrounding islands. I long to be part of such a rich natural culture.

But my bloodline is from Ireland, Germany, and Russia. Places with pagan hunter-gatherers found only in history books. A little bit of Cherokee too, but the Native Americans suffered horrible losses upon European colonization. I think perhaps because many were so peaceful. The people on North Sentinel Island near India have remained uncontacted for 50,000 years; when anyone approaches the island, the locals shoot arrows at them. Good for them. But since I lack any roots to my own tribal roots, I must plant myself where I am.

I'm in the low wet montane forests of the Ozarks, along the New Madrid fault where two continents smashed together. I think the Mississippi River might be what remains of the sea that divided them. Dormant volcanoes to the south may slumber but rumble, perhaps to be awakened by frakking for gas. I also wander to the plains of the east in search of food.

So are there any Native American tribes left in Missouri or Illinois who might teach me the ways of this land? Or if not, any reservations or native communities near the Ozarks? People with some roots in a tribal culture that may be open to helping a lost white girl?
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:49 PM
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Such a shame too. Such a shame that there's even a concept of a "reservation". The Europeans should've stayed in Europe, maintained the ways of their ancestors, and kept a close bond with the Earth. Leaving the Native Americans in peace to do the same. :(
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Old 05-09-2016, 09:35 PM
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Amen to that


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Old 12-10-2016, 04:30 AM
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There's a big big pipeline company going against Standing Rock Reserve, now there's all different native bands from all over the world taking a stand with this Standing Rock, North Dakota area i think, so if you close by there, you should go there, and ask the elders
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Old 04-12-2016, 11:52 PM
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There's a big big pipeline company going against Standing Rock Reserve, now there's all different native bands from all over the world taking a stand with this Standing Rock, North Dakota area i think, so if you close by there, you should go there, and ask the elders

The pipeline is set to end it southern Illinois too! And people here are actually HAPPY about it! It sickens me....At least in this area, the news rarely even mentions any of it, only to have a couple families blather on about the pipeline "helping the economy". I want so bad to travel up north and make what impact I can, but I've already been under federal scrutiny and don't want to put my loved ones at risk....This whole globe is spinning out of control and it makes me feel so helpless! :(
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Old 13-12-2016, 06:27 AM
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Yes I always feel sadness in my heart, knowing all the people at Standing Rock are really getting attacked by alot of police from different states, government is totally ignoring all of this too, not worried that people can be killed, the veterans came to help them out at least, for a little while but a really harsh weather set in so mostly every body left that camp site, now seems like the police are trying again to planning attacks, on who's still at the camp site, the police are protecting the pipeline companies, so sad they don't care that it will poison millions of people's drinking water
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Old 14-12-2016, 02:47 AM
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Such a shame too. Such a shame that there's even a concept of a "reservation". The Europeans should've stayed in Europe, maintained the ways of their ancestors, and kept a close bond with the Earth. Leaving the Native Americans in peace to do the same. :(
White people even shot rockets to the moon.
And Mars.
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Old 14-12-2016, 06:15 AM
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White people even shot rockets to the moon.
And Mars.
You say those things like they're accomplishments, despite the far greater number of atrocities humans of all ethnicities have committed. Yeah, we've made it off this beautiful pebble we call home, and now we're polluting the moon and other celestial neighbors with our plastic junk. So cool.
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Old 14-12-2016, 07:46 AM
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You say those things like they're accomplishments, despite the far greater number of atrocities humans of all ethnicities have committed. Yeah, we've made it off this beautiful pebble we call home, and now we're polluting the moon and other celestial neighbors with our plastic junk. So cool.
I stayed in Europe. I know my place.
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Old 02-01-2017, 07:07 AM
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I don't know about natives from these actual states, but I do know for sure there are a few descendants of Sand Creek Massacre victims here in St. Louis.
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