|Tagged in: Untagged||Feb 18, 2013|
|Posted by: blkftpatriot|
“The Sacred Buffalo Vision” by Bob Juneau and Robert C. Juneau The book provides a panoramic view, 1860-2012, Indian-written history in Montana from the Indian’s point of view. The intent is to tell the Political History of how the White Men got on the Blackfeet Reservation. For the first time the conspiracy theory is laid bare behind the illegal practices that led to genocide and extermination of the Indians in Montana Territory. The text has been researched from records in the National Archives in Washington D.C. and inserted almost verbatim. It is a book made of records, letters, correspondence, and testimony of Indian Committees of the United States Congress. It is a history book that lays the facts bare for the reader to interpret for him or herself. The official documents are backed up by the Oral history gleaned from the oratory of the Blackfeet Chiefs unsurpassed in history. It is a grim picture of genocide and the taking of Blackfeet property. It provides a moment in history to allow the Indians to be tragic without caricature-real history! The Sacred Buffalo Vision was written with the words of the dying, starving, massacred, and small-pox Indian victims. Yet it is also a story of hope for the Blackfeet people because it demonstrates their ability to survive and prosper despite horrific living conditions and finally have their stories told.