Friday, November 30, 2012
There is an ancient Indian saying that something lives only as long as the last person who remembers it.
My people have come to trust memory over history. Memory, like fire, is radiant and immutable while history serves only those who seek to control it, those who douse the flame of memory in order to put out the dangerous fire of truth.
Beware of these men for they are dangerous themselves and unwise. Their false history is written in the blood of those who might remember and of those who seek the truth." -Floyd Westerman ( X-Files -Blessing Way)
About 12,000 American Indians served in the army of the Confederacy, most of the Indians who served were members of the Five Civilized Tribes living outside of the Indian Territory.