11 March 2005

Bet You Didn't Know...

 About a week prior to the December 1890 slaughter at Wounded Knee, L. Frank Baum, editor of South Dakota's Aberdeen Saturday Pioneer newspaper, advocated the extermination of all America's Indians.

He wrote, in part:

"The nobility of the Redskin is extinquished, and what few are left
are a pack of whining curs who lick the hand that smites them. The
whites by law of conquest, by justice of civilization, are masters
of the American continent, and the best safety of the frontier
settlements will be secured by the total annihilation of the few
remaining Indians.  Their glory has fled, their spirit broken, their
manhood effaced--better they should die than live the miserable
wretches that they are. . . "

L. Frank Baum later became famous as the author of the warm and
fuzzy children's classic.............."THE WIZARD OF OZ."

Please be careful about what you let your kids read...



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