Talk:American Indian Genocide

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I prefer my edit - it doesn't completely reek of liberal bias. --Thammersmith 17:32, 17 April 2007 (EDT)

I like yours better too. It isnt anti-American. It gives just the facts.Bohdan

At the same time, we must be careful not to gloss over the fact that the Dawes Act was an unfortunate episode in American history. DanH 17:35, 17 April 2007 (EDT)

Forgive me for being hopelessly P.C., but shouldn't this article be called "Native American Genocide"? Human 21:34, 22 April 2007 (EDT)

I think this article originally was talking about the cultural ramifications of the Dawes Act, which led to the creation of institutions such as what is now the Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. American Indians were taken from their homes and not allowed to speak their native languages, not allowed to hunt, and not allowed to eat food they were used to. A number died in the first winter of its enactment. It may not have been "genocide' per se, but the fact that a description of this term was erased with the statement "liberal myth" bothers me. I've had a look at some of the primary documents dealing with this subject and, quite frankly, there's not a whole lot to be proud of there. DanH 22:32, 18 March 2008 (EDT)
Added the Dawes Act and its ties to the liberal myth, while at the same time making it extremely clear that, at least strictly speaking, it was not a genocide due to the fact that it was not a deliberate attempt at killing a mass amount of people for their culture. Pokeria1 (talk) 07:38, 13 June 2017 (EDT)