Friday, October 9, 2009

Reading the Newspaper

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

As we were heading down lake from Holden, I read through the Lady of the Lake paper (the boat company flier). It has some history of the company, the lake and the region. I was struck by the migrations that are marked in the history but noted the absence of any reference to the current migration of labor from Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries. There was one particular section that I found sadly funny and actually disturbing. Talking about the influx of the “white man” to the region, it indicates that the military moved in, set up a camp, moved the natives into a reservation (as they were getting “restless” seeing the large influx of people moving into their lands) and all of this for the “safety of all.” Oh, the way we see history…

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