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Dear Editor: Afghanistan and Our Wars

Dear Editor,

So, Afghanistan. The War on Terror. America’s “Longest” War. Right?

Not even close. Not even in the ballpark.

The U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs say non-native Americans, AKA U.S. Army, waged war on Native America from approximately 1817 – 1898. That’s 81 years. But that number, 81 years, is simply an “aberration.”

For those of us who are not living “the big lie” we know that Native Americans have been victims of violent wars since Columbus “invaded” their shores. That’s 529 years and counting!

How about the ongoing war on Black Americans/African Americans? What’s that 1619...


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