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- Passamaquoddy Girl
- By Mary Ellen Socobasin, Passamaquoddy, 6 April 1995. A
poem. A proud Indian girl grows up on the reservation;
Takes a walk to the white community; She knew nothing of
them. She was greeted with laughter; She was treated
unfairly. She says I am not one of
them. I will not
condemn all of
them. For I am Passamaquoddy.
A proud Indian woman.
- The Marshall Trilogy
- A dialog on the Ind-Net list, November 1995. The Marshall
Triology or foundation cases of Federal Indian Law as being
a source of the Euroamerican political, cultural, and
biological definitions of Native American ethnicity.
- Five Arrows
- 14 March 1998. A story passed down concerning a drinking bout.
Times when we behaved like desperados wondering if there were
any goddamn men left in the world whose bodies were all
passionate, crying, ecstatic heart, instead of those rinky-dink,
urban landscape, watered-down Perrier men who talk through
their assholes, as mountain people put it, men not courageous
enough to love up close but cowardly enough to kill from a
distance. Alcoholism and suicide.
- Native American Roots, Once Hidden, Now
- By Carol Morello, Washington Post,
7 April 2001. A nationwide trend that demographers have seen
accelerating over the past three decades: Increasing numbers
of people are identifying themselves as American Indians.
The 2000 Census, which for the first time allowed people to
mark more than one race. The erosion of the stigma once borne
by Native Americans. Who has the right to claim,
I am an