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OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT
03/29/06
 
UPDATE- SEPTEMBER-09/02/07
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UPDATE March 21, '06

UPDATE March 22, '06
HILL AND HOLLER COLUMN March 23, '06
OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT 03/31/06
NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS AND THE EAGLE
 

President George W. Bush
President of the United States of America
Washington, D.C.

Dear Mr. President,

It has come to my attention recently that some Eagle Feathers were taken away from

A Native American Apache Indian in Texas. Being as you are from Texas...as am I..

as I voted for you, but as a Texan you know the Religious Importance of Eagle Feathers

to a Native American Indian. This news breaks my heart and you are the only person

I feel I can turn to in order to rectify this matter.

My grandfather was full blood Choctaw Indian, served in WW I, fought in France FOR

this Great Country or Ours, and I have the possession of his Military Issued Dog Tags,

ONE with a Military Number stamped in / on it, the other with his Native American

Indian number stamped ON/IN it. Thus you see the problem I am having within my

own self...being part Native American Indian, that Our Sacred Feathers are being taken

by FEDERAL Agents, especially when Native American People have a LEGAL right

to possess these Sacred Feathers.

Federal Eagle Feather Permit for Religious Purposes

Will you please intervene in this great injustice to our people and stop Federal Agents from

threatening heavy fines and still FEDERAL Jail sentences for possession of these Feathers.

The law passed in 1968 GUARANTEED Native American Indians the right to possess such,

if they had been "gifted" to them from past generations...yet that very law is now being

treated in total disregard.

President Bush, this is NOT right...and why against the Native American People of this

Great FREE Country we live in and my grandfather fought for? Also recall the much

needed Navajo Code Talkers...of whom enabled our Country to WIN the war in WW II,

yet even their Superior Officers were instructed to "KILL" them if they were about to be

captured...safe-guarding their vital role in Code Talking ability...used by the Military of

the United States.

I plead with you to PLEASE put a stop to this great injustice for my peoples...from

every Indian Tribe and Band across the entire United States of America, especially

in light of the Incarcerated Iraqi in Guantanamo Bay in complaining their precious

"Koran" was disrespected by a Military Personnel. How much is the " WORTH "

of an American Indian (i.e. Ira Hays) that died a homeless person, but....PROUDLY

fought in our Military Service for our Country, in assuring the Native American Peoples

they DO have a RIGHT LEGALLY to possess Eagle Feathers?

Thank you kindly for listening to this, and I pray to the SAME GOD you worship that

you will rectify this horrendous act against the Native Americans.

Respectfully and gratefully you supporter,

Lou Dickson

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