Re: Russ Jones and Native American II
Ted Burton (ted.burton@MCCALL.ID.US)
Tue, 7 Oct 1997 09:19:46 -0600
At 14:43 -0600 on 10/6/97, J. Hugh Sullivan mailed Russ Jones and Native
>I was born in MS in 1927, which makes me as native American as anyone.
I am sure Hugh understood what Russ meant.
In a world that is focused on the short-term, focused on instant
gratification, in which the profitability of a business and its prospects
for the future are examined on the basis of the last quarterly statement,
in which policy is set based on its impact on the next public opinion poll,
yes, Hugh is absolutely correct. In the world of the law with native
American being synonymous with automatic citizenship, Hugh is absolutely
In a world which, at least figuratively speaking, judges things based upon
the history of the last seven generations, and the prospects for the next
seven generations, and the worth of a person based upon his/her reverence
for the needs of all fourteen generations, if 'native American' means in
harmony with all that, in which Duty to God must include reverence for
God's Creation, why it remains to be seen who is 'native American' and who
is a 'stranger.' I do not necessarily agree that all persons born on this
continent are in all senses other than political as Native American as all
other persons so born, equally.
I missed the discussion that made the term Native American discussable, I'm
sorry to say, because coming home from some days away I found 750 messages
and got brutal with the deletes.
Thank you for listening. Ted Burton
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City