Turtle Island Project: Silencing Native Americans & author hails American Indian genocide over the rainbow

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Silencing Indigenous People and Cultures: Wizard of Oz author celebrates death of Native American culture in Sitting Bull obit

This is the second in a series of videos from two talks that Rev. Dr. Lynn Hubbard – the Turtle Island Project Director and Co-Founder – gave on Sept. 23 during the 2008 UNITED Conference at Northern Michigan University in Marquette.

Zoologist and philosopher Neil Evernden wrote that vivisectionists cut animal vocal cords so they did not have to hear the tortured animal cry as they conducted experiments.

The vivisectionists silenced the animal and therefore did not acknowledge it was a tortured being.

The right of passage into the scientific (way of being) centers on the ability to apply the knife to the vocal cords – not just of the dog on the table – but to life itself.

It was about silencing voice then – and reflects the silencing of voices today.

Wizard of Oz versus today’s sneaky politicians and the way we treat the environment and one another.

Rev. Dr. Lynn Hubbard, Turtle Island Project Director and Co-Founder:

We are on the tip of an iceberg and the iceberg runs deep and the ship is running right into it.

Industrial civilization is not sustainable. We all know that. It cannot be sustainable.

Any technology that relies on the use of non-renewables is by definition not sustainable.

We could have solved these problems 50 years ago, but we are not going to solve these problems in the next 20 years. We can start, maybe. But I think we are in for a very, very difficult time.

Dorothy is not in Kansas anymore. And Dorothy is not coming back to Kansas.

This is not going to be easy.

And like that Great Oz asked Dorothy and her friends – so are the politicians of our day – they ask us.

Pay no attention the Great Oz says to the man behind the curtain. Because the great deception is alive and well.

Hubbard compared the yellow brick road to gold and the Emerald City to the green of money where Dorothy though shed find her salvation.

The Great Wizard of Oz is this old white guy doing his thing, pulling his levers, lying to the people to maintain is power.

This is what we have been doing as a culture for how many years ignoring the man behind the curtain.

And now the chickens are going to come home to roost.

Hubbard reminded the audience of how we all look forward to the Wizard of Oz because it was shown only once a year.

Wizard of Oz was written by L. Frank Bauman (Born May 15, 1856)

Originally author Bauman was a failed businessman as a store owner – then edited the local newspaper the Aberdeen Saturday Pioneer.

After the (first) Wounded Knee massacre in 1890, Native Americans were the targets of his editorials in his paper.

He explained that the safety of Euro-Americans depends upon the extermination of Indians.

Upon hearing of the death of the Sioux Chief Sitting Bull, Baum wrote an editorial for the Aberdeen Saturday Pioneer:

Sitting Bull, the most renown Sioux of modern history, is dead. He was a chief but without kingly lineage – he arose from a lowly position to the great medicine man of his time by virtue of his shrewdness and daring.

The proud spirit of the original owners of these vast prairies inherited through centuries of fierce bloody wars for their possession lingered last in the bosom of Sitting Bull.

With his fall the nobility of the redskin is extinguished.

And what few that are left are a pack of whining curs who lick the hand that smites them.

The Whites, by law of conquest, by justice of civilization, are masters of the American continent, and the best safety of the frontier settlements will be secured by the total annihilation of the few remaining Indians.

Why not annihilation?

Their glory has fled, their spirit broken, their manhood effaced; better that they die than live the miserable wretches that they are.

After reading the editorial, Hubbard then told the audience:

That was act one the great Wizard silencing nature.

Native American Genocide Advocate L. Frank Baum – ironically married kin of a civil rights activist.

Baum married Maud Gage, a daughter of Matilda Joslyn Gage, a famous women’s suffrage and radical feminist activist who learned much from American Indian women.

Native Americans were the target of Baum’s editorials after the Wounded Knee Massacre.

Miniconjou Chief Big Foot lies dead in the snow following Wounded Knee Massacre on Dec. 29, 1890.

Big Foot was the half-brother of famous Lakota Chief Sitting Bull. Two weeks earlier on December 15, Chief Sitting Bull was killed at his cabin on the Standing Rock.

Baum wrote that the safety of Euro-Americans requires the “extermination of Indians.”

Baum written attacks on American Indians are evident in his obituary of Sioux Chief Sitting Bull in the Aberdeen Saturday Pioneer.

L Frank Baum – the author of Wizard of Oz – promoted the genocide of Native Americans:

Sitting Bull, most renowned Sioux of modern history, is dead. He was not a Chief, but without Kingly lineage he arose from a lowly position to the greatest Medicine Man of his time, by virtue of his shrewdness and daring.

He was an Indian with a white man’s spirit of hatred and revenge for those who had wronged him and his.

In his day he saw his son and his tribe gradually driven from their possessions: forced to give up their old hunting grounds and espouse the hard working and uncongenial avocations of the whites.

And these, his conquerors, were marked in their dealings with his people by selfishness, falsehood and treachery.

What wonder that his wild nature, untamed by years of subjection, should still revolt?

What wonder that a fiery rage still burned within his breast and that he should seek every opportunity of obtaining vengeance upon his natural enemies.

The proud spirit of the original owners of these vast prairies inherited through centuries of fierce and bloody wars for their possession, lingered last in the bosom of Sitting Bull.

With his fall the nobility of the Redskin is extinguished, and what few are left are a pack of whining curs who lick the hand that smites them.

The Whites, by law of conquest, by justice of civilization, are masters of the American continent, and the best safety of the frontier settlements will be secured by the total annihilation of the few remaining Indians.

Why not annihilation?

Their glory has fled, their spirit broken, their manhood effaced; better that they die than live the miserable wretches that they are.

After the massacre, Baums second editorial on Jan. 3, 1891 said Americans should exterminate Native American Indians because having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect our civilization … and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth.

Baum wrote:

The peculiar policy of the government in employing so weak and vacillating a person as General Miles to look after the uneasy Indians, has resulted in a terrible loss of blood to our soldiers, and a battle which, at best, is a disgrace to the war department.

There has been plenty of time for prompt and decisive measures, the employment of which would have prevented this disaster.

The PIONEER has before declared that our only safety depends upon the total extermination of the Indians.

Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect our civilization, follow it up by one or more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth.

In this lies safety for our settlers and the soldiers who are under incompetent commands.

Otherwise, we may expect future years to be as full of trouble with the redskins as those have been in the past.

An eastern contemporary, with a grain of wisdom in its wit, says that ‘when the whites win a fight, it is a victory, and when the Indians win it, it is a massacre.”

Related Links:

Zoologist and philosopher Neil Evernden:

http://www.derrickjensen.org/essay.html

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2006/07/168159.php

http://haydon4.tripod.com/id20.htm


Neil Evernden books: The Fragile Division; Nature and the Ultrahuman; The Natural Alien: Humankind and Environment:

http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Alien-Humankind-Environment/dp/0802077854/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1223868003&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Neil%20Evernden

http://www.derrickjensen.org/comm.html

http://www.derrickjensen.org/books01.html

Anti-Vivisectionists – cutting of animal vocal chords:

http://www.adaptt.org/animalrights.html

http://www.samizdat.com/micah/animal_rights.html

http://pharyngula.org/index/science/comments/good_for_doug_bjerregaard

http://www.infonature.org/english/world_news/eng-nature_news_animal_torture.htm

http://www.tonglen.oceandrop.org/Letter_Ban_Vivisection.htm

Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum celebrated the death of Sitting Bull:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L._Frank_Baum

http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Baum,+L.+Frank

http://www.put.com/oz/ozdi/199712.TXT

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wonderful_Wizard_of_Oz

Apology by fans of Baum and others – plus public comments:
APOLOGY AND PLEDGE: From Planners and Anticipated Participants in the L. Frank Baum Conference for Aberdeen, South Dakota Planned in 1997

http://www.dickshovel.com/roeschbaum.html

http://www.dickshovel.com/TwistedFootnote.html

http://www.dickshovel.com/baumcom.html

Provide comments on apology website:

http://www.dickshovel.com/com.html

Photo credits:

Oz photos/video:

http://battellemedia.com/images/wizard-behind-curtain.jpg

http://www.milfordtheatreguilde.org/WOCastHome.html

http://oblivio.com/archives/02011701.html

http://www.mulholland-drive.net/pics/reference/wizard_shot.jpg

http://www.reelclassics.com/Musicals/Wizoz/wizoz.htm

http://ayearofoz.blogspot.com/

http://filmfanatic.org/reviews/?p=3361

http://ozproject.egtech.net/book.php?book_ID=676

http://www.moviejustice.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=3038

L. Frank Baum circa 1901 – Wikipedia:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/05/L_frank_baum.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:L_frank_baum.jpg

L Frank Baum Poster from Wikipedia (unknown artist):

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a3/Baum_poster_1b.jpg

Baum photo from Looking Glass Review website:

http://www.lookingglassreview.com/html/l_frank_baum.html

Baum photo from Pixie Palace website:

http://www.pixiepalace.com/2007/06

Baum photo from Literary Traveler website:

http://www.literarytraveler.com/literary_articles/l_frank_baum.aspx

Baum with Green outline from oz.org website:

http://wizardoz.home.att.net/index.html

Wizard of Oz Poster of Tin Man from Wikipedia (The Tin Man).

Poster for Fred R. Hamlin’s musical extravaganza was created by “The U.S. Lithograph Co., Russell-Morgan Print, Cincinnati & New York.” – 1903 U.S. Lithograph Co.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1d/Tin-Man-poster-Hamlin.jpeg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Tin-Man-poster-Hamlin.jpeg

Vivisection photos from Ocean Drop website:

http://www.tonglen.oceandrop.org/Letter_Ban_Vivisection.htm

http://www.tonglen.oceandrop.org

White Buffalo Calf Woman Society, Inc. (WBCWS)
PO Box 227
Mission, S.D.
57555

For more info on the WBCWS:

Javier H. Alegree
Public Relations Specialist
Media and Education

(605) 856-2317
(605) 856-2494 (fax)
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Official website of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe – Sicangu Lakota

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Northern Michigan University (NMU)

NMU on Wikipedia
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NMU Center for Native American Studies:

Center for Native American Studies

Northern Michigan University

112F Whitman Hall

Marquette, MI

49855

(906) 227-1397
(906) 227-1396 (fax)
e-mail:
nasa@nmu.edu

April Lindala, Director
Center for Native American Studies

(906) 227-1397
(906) 227-1396 (fax)


Grace Chaillier

NMU Adjunct Assistant Professor

Sicangu Lakota band of the Rosebud Sioux

112G Whitman Hall

(906) 227-1390
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Great quotes about American Indian women by nations:
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Uniting Neighbors in the Experience of Diversity (UNITED):
Northern Michigan University
September 21-23, 2008
Other UNITED links:
http://webb.nmu.edu/UNITED/SiteSections/2008Schedule.shtml
http://webb.nmu.edu/Webb/PDFs/UNITED/UNITED_2008.pdf
http://webb.nmu.edu/UNITED/SiteSections/GD989.shtml

UNITED Organizers:

Dr. Judith Puncochar

NMU Professor

906-227-1366
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Turtle Island Project

Munising, Michigan

Turtle island Project Co-founders:

Rev. Dr. Lynn Hubbard

Rev. Dr. George Cairns

Turtle Island TV (blipTV)

Turtle Island TV (youtube)

Turtle Island (myspace)

email the non-profit Turtle Island Project:

TurtleIslandProject@charter.net

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Book “Pagans in the Promised Land” by Steven T. Newcomb (2008):

http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/archive/28405454.html
http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/archive/28407494.html
http://www.indypendent.org/2008/04/25/discoverer-delusions
http://www.wiccanweb.ca/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=19853
http://www.kumeyaay.com/2008/01/johnson-v-mintosh-the-christian-right-of-colonization

http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/602-1027866-8825436?asin=1555916422&afid=yahoosspplp_bmvd&lnm=1555916422|Pagans_in_the_Promised_Land:_Decoding_the_Doctrine_of_Christian_Discovery_:_Books&ref=tgt_adv_XSNG1060

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?r=1&ISBN=9781555916428&ourl=Pagans-in-the-Promised-Land%2FNewcomb
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Anishinaabe News:

NMU Native American student-run newspaper

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I am a news reporter, writer and investigative journalist and began my career about 40 years ago as a young teenager in Augusta, GA after moving south during the middle of high school. I'm a news reporter, writer & investigative journalist specializing in street news, plus Indigenous, civil rights & environment reporting. Currently volunteer media advisor for numerous American Indian & environment related nonprofits that include the Navajo Lutheran Mission in Rock Point, AZ & its executive director Rev. Dr. Lynn Hubbard, the nonprofit Cedar Tree Institute (CTI) in Marquette, MI & its many projects founded by Rev. Jon Magnuson, Author Joy Ibsen of Trout Creek, MI, Celtic Christianity Today (CCT) founded by Rev. Dr. George Cairns, the Turtle Island Project founded by pastors Hubbard & Cairns. In its third summer, the CTI Zaagkii Wings & Seeds Project & its volunteers built a16-foot geodesic dome solar-powered greenhouse that was built in this summer at the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) in an effort to restore native species plants to northern Michigan. It's located at the tribe's Natural Resources Department north of L'Anse along Lake Superior. During the summer of 2010, Zaagkii Project teens built & painted 25 beautiful reliquaries that are boxes made from pine & cedar that are used to store seeds for planting & included samples of Native American medicine including sweetgrass, cedar, sage & tobacco. From April-June 2009, I promoted the EarthKeeper Tree Project that planted 12,000 trees across northern Michigan. Co-edited "Unafraid," the second book by Author Joy Ibsen of Trout Creek, MI that was printed in May 2009 based on her father's handwritten sermons she found in shoebox. I edited numerous videos for nonprofit CCT. Began career 35 years ago as teenager in Augusta, GA after moving south during middle of high school. I was co-coordinator of the 1986 original James Brown Appreciation Day in Augusta, GA, where the Godfather of Soul was always trashed by local media who didn't report anything positive about the music icon. Mr. Terence Dicks was the other co-coordinator & most recently served as chair of the Augusta Human Relations Commission and serves on the Georgia Clients Council. Mr. Brown taught us to "fight the good fight" by battling all forms of racism & evil while not uttering a bad word about those who try to block justice, respect, fairness & kindness to all. As a child, I lived in the Harbert, Michigan home built by late poet Carl Sandburg, where the legendary author penned some of his greatest works including his Chicago works & Lincoln papers. The four-story home had a sundeck on the top & a cool walk-in safe in the basement. The neighborhood (Birchwood) has numerous cottages used for other purposes by Sandburg like the milk house where they milked goats. My parents remodeled fourth floor of the home that stands atop the Lake Michigan sand dunes/bluffs. They found items that belonged to Mr. Sandburg concealed in the walls including prescription bottles with his name, reading glasses, & a small, thin metal stamp with his name. I've worked for dozens of newspapers & radio & TV stations in GA & MI. I'm volunteer media advisor for several interfaith environmental projects involving Native Americans across Upper Peninsula of MI including the Turtle Island Project, The Zaagkii Project, the Interfaith Earth Healing Initiative, EarthKeeper Initiative & the Manoomin (Wild Rice) Project. The Zaagkii Wings & Seeds Project restores bee & butterfly habitat to help pollination of plants following death of billions of bees. Keweenaw Bay Indian Community youth & Marquette teens built butterfly houses, planted/distributed 26,000 native plants to help pollinators. The Earth Healing Initiative assisted EPA Great Lakes 2008 Earth Day Challenge. EHI helped organize interfaith participation across eight states for the 100 plus recycling projects (April 2008) involving recycling millions of pounds of electronic waste & proper disposal of millions of pills/pharmaceuticals. EPA goals were exceeded by 500%. Under an EPA grant, EHI provided free media services for the cities/groups/tribes including videos & press releases. The EarthKeeper environment projects include an annual Earth Day Clean Sweep (2005-2007) at 24 free drop-off sites across a 400 mile area of northern Michigan that collected over 370 tons of household hazardous waste. The 2007 EarthKeeper Pharmaceutical Clean Sweep collected over one ton of drugs plus $500,000 in narcotics in only three hours. Some 2,000 residents participated & many brought in pharmaceuticals for their family, friends & neighbors. In 2006, 10,000 people dropped off over 320 tons of old/broken computers, cell phones & other electronic waste, all of which was recycled. In 2005, residents turned in 45 tons of household poisons & vehicle batteries. The Manoomin (Wild Rice) Project teaches teens to respect nature & themselves by having American Indian guides escort them to remote lakes & streams in northern Michigan to plant/care for wild rice. The teens test water quality to determine the best conditions for the once native grain to survive. The Turtle Island Project was co-founded in July 2007 by Rev. Lynn Hubbard of Rock Point, AR (Ex. Dir. of the Navajo Lutheran Mission) & Rev. Dr. George Cairns of Chesterton, IN, United Church of Christ minister & research professor for the Chicago Theological Seminary. TIP promotes respect for culture & heritage of indigenous peoples like American Indians. TIP is a platform for American Indians to be heard unedited by whites. Rev. Hubbard says whites don't have the knowledge or right to speak on behalf of Native Americans. I specialize in civil rights, outdoor, environmental, cops & courts reporting thanks to my late mentor Jay Mann (Jan Tillman Hutchens), an investigative reporter in Augusta, who lived by the books "Illusions" & "Jonathon Livingston Seagull." Love to fish, hunt, camp & skydive. Belong to Delta Chi national fraternity. I was active in Junior Achievement, band played cornet. With my dear friend, the Rev. Terence A. Dicks, we were the co-coordinators of the 1986 original James Brown Appreciation Day in Augusta, GA, where the Godfather of Soul was always trashed by the local media who found no reasons to print or report anything positive about the music icon. I am honored to help the human rights activist Terence Dicks - with some of his projects including the nonprofit Georgia Center for Children and Education - and the economic initiative he founded titled "Claiming A Street Named King." I am the volunteer media advisor for several environmental projects across Michigan's Upper Peninsula including EarthKeeper II - an Initiative of the nonprofit Cedar Tree Institute in Marquette, MI. EarthKeepers II is an Interfaith Energy Conservation and Community Garden Initiative across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 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The Manoomin (Wild Rice) Project taught at-risk teens (just sentenced in juvenile court) to respect nature and themselves by having American Indian guides escort them to very remote lakes and streams in northern Michigan to plant and care for wild rice. The teens conducted water quality and other tests to determine the best conditions for the once native grain to survive. I have always specialized in civil rights, outdoor, environmental, cops and courts reporting thanks to my late mentor Jay Mann (Jan Tillman Hutchens), an investigative reporter in Augusta, who lived by the book "Illusions."
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