It happened in this country, too, but you never hear that, never

Mr. Blue talks about the genocide of America's indigenous people.

Things to think about: 

Does the U.S. talk about the genocide that was committed against it's indigenous people? Why or why not?

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The U.S. Government all of a sudden maintains that when whites came to this country, there were somewhere in the neighborhood of three million Indians across the country. That’s a bunch of BS. There were over forty million. But they annihilated them. You talk about the catastrophes over in Europe, when the Jews were burned alive – well, I shouldn’t say alive – I mean, I don’t know if they were or not. But they were killed and atrocities were committed. It happened in this country, too, but you never hear that, never. There were over forty million Indians from the various tribes, from the East Coast to the west; from the north to the south, that got annihilated. So we were down to probably somewhere in the neighborhood of a million Indians from that forty million. But you never hear that history. The white man lies a lot. Excuse the impression, but they do. When it comes to greed, they go beyond the limits to lie.

Oral History- Interview | Narrator Dean Blue Interviewer Deborah Locke, Made in Granite Falls, Upper Sioux Community, MN | Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Citation: Minnesota Historical Society. U.S. - Dakota War of 1862. It happened in this country, too, but you never hear that, never July 23, 2019. http://www.usdakotawar.org/node/1014

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