“Sand Creek Massacre story hits air waves”

“From an early age the majority of Americans have imprinted on their brain the image of the ‘savage’ Indian. In any textbook, the Indian is portrayed hostile and ready to take a life. From books, paintings, and Hollywood movies, one can easily come across the image. This image was used to dehumanize a group of
people in order to justify taking their lives for land. Unfortunately, this disturbing portrayal of the Native American people has been accepted and promoted in our educational system and entertainment industry.
When one race is portrayed only in the positive, at the same time another race is portrayed only in the negative. It is imperative to recognize these racist and stereotypical portrayals and correct it by teaching the truth. American Indians are people, not, mascots, not savages, not an option for a Halloween costume.”

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