Last of the Mohicans

Is private property a good thing? I happen to think it is. Have you ever noticed how public beaches are always disgusting? No one takes pride of ownership. I’ve heard people say after throwing some trash around, “that’s why we pay taxes.” Since at least Biblical times there’s been a tension in history between communitarian-ism…

Evil Seals Killed the Natives! Kill the Seals!!

The pristine heaven on earth created by some people who may have gotten to the “new” world first was destroyed by adorable, playful tricksters. Yes, before that ugly Columbus came there was the evil seal laughing as it spread tuberculosis. I wonder as we go to war with a group of crazies we helped create…

Lose a Battle, Rape Some Girls

“The next morning as they were breaking camp they were attacked by a war party of Cheyennes led by Chief Medicine Water. John and Lydia German, their son Stephen, and daughters Rebecca Jane and Joanna were killed and scalped. The Indians then took any goods they deemed usable and set the wagon afire. Captured and…

Books I’ve Known and Loved

These books were tremendously useful when writing about Katherine Weldon’s experience as a missionary teacher. Education For Extinction is full of anecdotes and is not really about the extinction of Indians but of that way of life we associate with Indians. Anyone who has ever taught or studied education must realize that the system is…