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  • graydon archer
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    Thanks imrogue! Greatly appreciated !

  • imrogue
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    Beautiful poem Archer! Well done!

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  • graydon archer
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    Thank you Dwayne, I tried to hit it squarely, and I'm glad I succeeded....

  • DWAYNE
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    Talk about hitting the nail squarely on the head!

    Wow!

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  • AlexandratheLate
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    Not at all, graydon as I am often told that about my eyes and high cheek bones. Thank you for the compliment. :-)

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  • Bobby Del Boy
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    Awesome Graydon, you were the topic of conversation at the breakfast table. Now your in the class room.

  • graydon archer
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    Thank you so much Alexandra! If you don't mind my saying, your photo sheds truth to your great grandmother's native heritage. Especially through your eyes...

  • graydon archer
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    I would be honored Bobby. I was certain I'd replied to this earlier, but apparently not....

  • graydon archer
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    Thanks again for your comments Rach79. So many people would like to simply "sweep it under the carpet" and leave it forgotten.

  • graydon archer
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    Thanks MH! Yes, I did neglect the treacherousness of our "forefathers' delt in, as when passing out smallpox ladened blankets. Actually the first form of chemical warfare that I know of...

  • graydon archer
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    Thank you Muttado1sb ! I have indeed had many interesting conversations among them. I appreciate your comments and yes, it does describe the "papal bull" you so aptly mentioned.

  • Guest
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    That is a sad true story told in a beautiful way. I've always felt so sad to here this history, man is mans worst enemy. Well done!

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  • MHenry
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    Great write, graydon, about the tragedy of imperialism and the disregard for nature, custom, culture, and humanity.
    You forgot to mention the diseases our ancestors gave the American Indian expecting absolutely nothing in return.

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  • Muttado1sb
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    Well done, graydon. You expressed very well in verse a description of what the "Doctrine of Discovery," the "Inter Caetera" papal bull of 1493 really meant. You must have interesting conversations with your in-laws.

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  • Bobby Del Boy
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    By the way, my wife is a history teacher and would love to share your amazing poem with her students.

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