scaticoke - schaticoke - schaghticokes tribal recognition disputed: What is it?
| What difference does it make? | I know that for about a half dozen decades or so, this tribe of Native American people, who live not far from the toney Litchfield County village of Kent (can't get much more British Isles in name) Connecticut has been working their way through the Federal bureacuracy at the BIA to gain tribal recognition | Now that they are on the brink of getting recognized, the respected elders of Kent disagree with the findings becuase their ancestors
-pale and pasty faced descendants of people frome another continent- have lived in the area almost 200 years | Alright, maybe it's 300; it isn't much longer that than, we can be sure |
What is it about the descendants of land robbers that makes them feel entitled to something was never their to begin with ? | Were 'genocide' just a funny word in the English language, the situation, because if its repetetiveness throught the centuries and across the continent, might
be laugable | But it is not |
That the respected burghers of Kent use the thought that the recently recognized tribe might build a casino is not surprising, they have a real fear about the rightful desceandants of the lands they live on actually having the resources to take it away | But let's not kid ourselves | Documemntation of the tribe's presence and existence has been around longer than the settlers who now clain the area as their own |
In truth, they no more own the land they live on that humans own the oceans by virtue of having traveled upon them |