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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
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,
"It does not require many words to speak the truth." Chief Joseph, Nez Perce.
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