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Honoring Native American Marines (Including ‘Code Talkers’) — A Framed Jigsaw Puzzle.

by Anura Guruge


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I immediately recognized it, even without reading what it says on the bronze medal (bottom center) that this was about Native Americans who served. I was touched. It was later that I realized that it was a jigsaw puzzle and not a straight painting per se. It was mounted and beautifully framed. A real piece of art.

So, where did I see it. At our (i.e., Alton) famous ‘Swap Shop‘ at the local ‘dump’. There are some high-class folks that live around here. So, you often get high-caliber books and artifacts. I am always on the lookout. I was tempted to get this, but we have no wall space left and it would not get the visibility it deserves. So, I left it there hoping it finds a better home.


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Native American Tribe, In Wyoming, Get Back Their Ancient Hunting Rights Thanks To The Supreme Court.

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This is not my beloved Navajo BUT I applaud and celebrate each victory, how ever small, when it comes to all Native Americans. I can relate with them and to them.

This one, involving the Supreme Court no less, is a good one. Has to be with a BASIC right, that of hunting for food. They now have the freedom to hunt they enjoyed before the European incursion. That is how it should be. I am glad.

Another one for the Indians. Good for them.

That 4 Supreme Court judges voted against this shows the sad divisions faced by this country. This should have been a no brainer, BUT then again there is at least one who voted ‘no’ who has proven that he has been brain dead for decades.


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Native Americans Reference The ‘Notre Dame’ Fire To Draw Attention To Destruction Of Their Sacred Lands.

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A good and valid point. I am glad that they are making it. They need all the help they can. Notre Dame is already getting BILLIONS of dollars in aid when the poor Native Americans just get kicked in the teeth. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.


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Is It ‘OK’ For Native Americans To Do ‘Black Face’?

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I have during my numerous trips to Arizona, spanning four decades, picked up numerous items of Native American art. I happened to notice this one today. I will have to go check if it has a label. cannot remember where or when I got it. Just know I have had it for a long time.

I also just noticed, BLACK FACE!

On the figure on the right it is unmistakable. He has a brown body — not dissimilar to mine.

So, when did Native Americans start doing Black Face? Were they doing it before they ever so an African? I don’t know.

But, what are the implications.

Should the Native Americans, collectively, apologize to the Black Americans for this? I don’t know.


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