LETTER: White ranchers getting taste of karma
To the Editor:
I have been reading with interest about the white ranchers who may be forced off land located in southwestern South Dakota. It is now being used for grazing their cattle.
I cannot help but think "What goes around comes around" or "How does that feel?"
The white race has pushed Native Americans around for hundreds of years. The Indians were living happily where they were when whites arrived in this country and were mostly willing to be friends with the white invaders. But when the whites wanted land the Indians occupied, the whites just took it over anyway, telling the Indians they could take some worthless land that was less productive and farther away. Some were pushed off the map of the United States. Think about the word "united."
Now the Indians want to reclaim their own land from a few white ranchers. They want to use that land to reintroduce bison and create a new park. They are working with the Park Service. Nothing is illegal.
There is an outcry! This is not fair! I sincerely hope the plea is heard like the Indian's cry was heard years ago affecting many more people than the few people affected by this proposal.
I am on your side American Indians. Good luck.