Discussion in 'Current Events' started by TinCanSailor, Mar 14, 2012.
Read more: Wyoming Native American Tribe Gets Rare Permit To Kill Bald Eagles | Fox News
Interesting, it sounds so sad to me because I love bald eagle.
Why sad? Bald Eagles isn't USA's symbol, it's Golden Eagle.
The bald eagle is the American symbol.
The Bald Eagle - USA's National Emblem
Yeah, killing an American bald eagle is almost like burniing the U.S. Flag....symbolically, that is.
Majestic creature it is.
Wish it's Turkey instead Bald Eagle
Then no more Thanksgiving!
The bald eagle maybe a American symbol, but the aboriginal people have the right to their religious ceremonies.
In keeping with their traditions, the tribe should only be allowed to kill by bow and arrow.
firearms took the place of bow and arrows. firearms were introduce by the same people that screwed the aboriginal people of their land and even tried to commit geocide against them. but that is all ok because now they can have casinos...
And that casinos will corrupt them as well. Never heard that casinos will ultimately prevail and help everybody. There's always the darker side that sneaks up on them thinking it's the holy grail answer to everything in getting more revenues.
The bald eagle isn't endangered anymore. They are re-established and quite common in thier native habitats.
The original aboriginal people often tried to commit genocide against each other, too. The Spaniards were only able to conquer the Aztecs because every other tribe around had been so abused by Aztec rule, and hated the Aztecs so much they wanted to help the Spaniards conquer them.
the aztec region is much further south. did they try to commit genocide against the hopi, navajo or apache?
edit: I often wonder why when people try to discuss the aborigional people in the americas. people seem to only talk about human sacrafices by aztecs and mayans. no one says a thing about the hundreds of peaceful nations...
I know where the Aztecs lived. There were many peaceful nations (my husband is part Chocktaw and Cherokee, btw).
But the Aztecs were not the only ones to try to wipe out or enslave neighboring tribes. And I didn't talk about human sacrifices. I talked about genocide.
As my daughter's history professor at University used to say, give the people of the past the courtesy of recognizing they lived complex lives.
It wasn't as simplistic as all natives good, Europeans bad.
Does the Arapaho religion specifically require the killing of eagles? For what reason?
Benjamin Franklin thought Turkey should be USA's symbol. It's more brave than this eagle which is dirty and thief. What? He said so.
I love to watch wild turkeys. They are so much better looking than the white Butterball domestic turkeys. They are a good looking bird.
However, I think a soaring eagle conjures up a better national symbol than a fluttering turkey.
At least the wild turkey didn't get ignored. He ended up as a symbol on the bourbon bottle.
I agree about the domestic turkeys. They are really dumb. They will go for a drink of water and forget the mission on the way down and drown! Sheesh, dumb clucks.....
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