Readers are going to have to learn the hard way that when they e-mail me good stuff it might end up as a post! This is from Sean Padraig-
I was reading about the history of the Confederate Flag and came a cross a pic of Cherokees with the southern flag. Well, it turns out that Elizabeth Warren’s Cherokee great, great, great grandparents from Oklahoma owned African slaves! Not only that, but they joined with the Confederates to stop the war of northern aggression even though they had been exiled out of the United States. What is a liberal to do? Should all history of the Cherokee nation now be banned from all public lands? Strip them of their casinos? Ban the Cherokee flag?
Here are some interesting pics:
and the story of the deadly Cherokee slave revolt of 1842:
Many other tribes sided with the south as well, but Warren isn’t related to them so it’s not her fault. One site claimed that over 26,000 indians fought in the Confederate army.
As I am sure you are aware, many slaves also fought against the northern invaders voluntarily. Many slaves liked their lives and their owners and did not want the Yankees ruining it. I’m not saying slavery was right, by any means, but the image of vicious slave owners torturing their slaves is largely fiction. Being that a slave cost between $400 and $4,000 in 1860 ( that’s $11,000 and $110,000 in current money) depending on age and skills, that kept them safe, healthy and happy. And, of course, they were encouraged to breed…lot’s of it!