Montana needs an Indigenous People's Day
November 20, 2020
“Destiny is the scape-goat which we make responsible for all our crimes and follies; a necessity which we set down invincible when we have no wish to strive against it.” Alexander Belfour (1767-1829), Scottish novelist. In 1296 English invaded Scotland, and two wars resulted. Scotland gained their independence, more or less.
It is not remarkable that Belfour wrote the quote above. To my mind, he is writing with the past English occupation.
Let’s consider now the mind of the Indigenous of the New World in relation to the quote above. Could they write the same of white Europeans? In m...