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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Again, I offered the challenge for someone to name something of value that 10,00 years of indian culture brought forth and everyone drew a blank. There is nothing to study. They lived like savages for 10,000 years and had this continent somehow not been discovered, they would be living like savages dancing around campfires today. The indian culture is a 10000 year study in stagnation. I would learn more watching paint dry.
    Foods: Corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes, peanuts, squashes and pumpkins, tomatoes, papayas, avocados, pineapples, guavas, chili peppers, chocolate (cacao), and many species of beans.

    Animals: First to domesticate turkeys, llamas, guinea pigs, and honeybees for food.

    First to cultivate Cotton and Rubber.

    Medical Contributions: Quinine for the treatment of Malaria (that alone saved God knows how many lives worldwide) and figured out long before the Old World that citrus and other foods high in Vitamin C prevent scurvy.

    The Mayans were the first culture to use zero in mathematics.

    The League of Iroquois introduced concepts of federated democracy.

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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    A large number of them were placed on useless land that the U.S. government didn't want. Now that casinos are widespread and there is money for the tribes, the standard of living has gone up for many tribes and that's a good thing in general. I'd like to see them all be successful with other things than gambling though, I think a lot of tribes are just capitalizing on the fact that the government can't stop them from operating gambling halls and casinos because it's tribal land. Still, improvement is still improvement and I wish them luck.
    Some of the reservations in the midwest and the few that our out east are not on worthless land though and the Native Americans on them engage in productive and profitable agriculture just like the whites in areas around them.
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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Some of the reservations in the midwest and the few that our out east are not on worthless land though and the Native Americans on them engage in productive and profitable agriculture just like the whites in areas around them.
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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    It's funny. When the controversy over the name started, the people defending the name argued that Native Americans were fine with it. Now, when a story comes out about a Native American that isn't fine with it, the people defending the name accuse him of being stupid and a failure. LOL. Bigots never change. When confronted with new information, they adjust their excuses instead of adjusting their perspective, they adjust their excuses.
    Actually, sounds like the extreme side of pretty much any issue/argument.
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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Idiotic reservation?
    Yeah, they're already tax exempt and they still have to find something to bitch about.
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    So there is absolutely no evidence this woman, whom you called a slut, did this but you are ready to take someone's word as evidence. Guess you don't think witch hunts have to end when it's going after the certain people.

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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Canada's treatment of First Nations is pretty ugly, especially the first three quarters of the 20th century. There is huge sensitivity to that here. Also, Indians make up about 30% of this areas population, they resent being called "east Indian" as my friend Bondhar says "I know of no one born in east India."

    You simply don't use terms like that here.
    Good luck with this. I've had this argument several times here and all I can say is, the perception of these things is different in the US than Canada.
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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name - CNN.com

    Very interesting. Go after corporate sponsors.
    I travel to Oklahoma all the time, so I have a lot of friends who are Indians, and I don't know a single one of them who is "offended" by the Washington Redskins.

    This is purely a liberal/political ploy.

    And one of which I want no part. I'm a Cowboys fan, so anything that screws the Redskins is funny to me.

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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Good luck with this. I've had this argument several times here and all I can say is, the perception of these things is different in the US than Canada.
    Are you still trying to say that Canada is different somehow from the US? Good grief. You're practically the 51st state.

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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

    I will say this though... as a Cowboys fan, if they actually do change the Redskins' name, that would suck because the underlying "cowboys vs indians" theme makes the rivalry between the two teams that much more fun.

    Who didn't play Cowboys vs Indians as a kid?

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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I travel to Oklahoma all the time, so I have a lot of friends who are Indians, and I don't know a single one of them who is "offended" by the Washington Redskins.

    This is purely a liberal/political ploy. .
    So you speak for all Native Americans then because you know a few from one tribe. Makes perfect sense.
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