Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving


On Thanksgiving Day, MOCA Jacksonville is offering an alternative to the post-turkey binge, pre-coma football game, “Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy.” This documentary takes as its subject, America’s most shameful episode of ethnic cleansing. Fueled by literal Gold Fever, the Indian Removal Act of 1830 sent 16,000 Native Americans on an 800 mile forced march where a quarter of the people died.


*pictured: Asa-to-yet, Native American Comanche chief, sitting w. arms crossed & gun in hand.
Photographer: Will Soule
Date taken: 1870

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope he got a chance to use the weapon

Anonymous said...

How much moral legitimacy does a country have that leaves a trail of victims in it's wake?

Anonymous said...

Chris left the last 2 comments,
and he has only fired one barrel
Might does NOT make right
Look at history, maybe in a karmic sense this country has already planted the seeds of it's destruction

Joan said...

Where is one's country

Anonymous said...

Right under your feet

Joan said...

indeed