“Back not so long ago, when there was a bounty on the heads of the Indian people… the trappers would bring in Indian scalps along with the other skins that they had managed to trap or shoot, Trappers and hunters began using the term ‘redskin’ …they would tell the owner that they had bearskin, deerskins…and ‘redskins.’ The term came from the bloody mess that one saw when looking at the scalp …thus the term ‘red’…skin… So, you see when we see or hear that term…we don’t see a football team… we don’t see a game being played…we don’t see any ‘honor’…we see the bloody pieces of scalps that were hacked off of our men, women and even our children… we hear the screams as our people were killed…and ‘skinned’ just like animals. So, yes, …you can safely say that the term is considered extremely offensive.” Tina Holder, Blackfeet, Choctaw
February 14, 2013 By Richard Boyden
Preface: On Feb.9, 2013, Scott Prentice, Owner of “Territory Media” and “Black Hills Portal” in Lead South Dakota, hacked into my “ ” account and deleted this article among all others. And why? Because for Scott Prentice, American Indians are “Savages” and “Redskins” who he considers being less then human.
It is both prophetic and ironic that a professional football team named after a famous American Indian Chief called Seattle….defeated a team who’s name historically targeted his race with a visceral scathing murderous hate inspired from the throne of hell itself. As L. Frank Baum…”Mr. Wizard of Oz” once wrote, “Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect our civilization, follow it up by one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from off the face of the earth. In this lies future 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”.
This is information is for those folks who are in mourning because their beloved Washington football team lost in the playoffs and to take note that there were American Indian spiritual Leaders who prayed a curse on this professional football team. Why you ask? Because American Indians consider the name “redskin” a racially slanderous and offensive word equal to other racially offensive names identifying other races and cultures in a equally hateful, racist, and denigrating way. Some prime examples are of course “kike”, “wetback”, “chink”, “gook”, “cracker/honkey” and the infamous “nigger” word. Click HERE to read what a Black writer says about the “redskin” word being as offensive as the “nigger” word.
Of course history shows that racially speaking, the majority of non-Indians in their state of “pathological behavior” gleefully and proudly ignore this hypocrisy as evidenced by rulings in the anti-Indian mascot court cases including the United States Supreme Court as well in editorials in the media. Even Verizon Wireless upholds this racist name and sponsors this team using it which should be reason enough to boycott their company. Yet at the same time, this company employs hate “honkies/crackers” Blacks, who with the approval of their supervisors, stole my wireless “wireless bubble pack” worth $250 from me a White man and Marine Corp combat veteran.
What is conveniently ignored in this quagmire of “racist double speak” is that this Washington D.C. based football team is owned by a Jew named Don Snyder. He has demonstrated that in his peculiar Jewish view, the word “redskin” is not offensive to him in the least. Of course he would call the Anti-Defamation League immediately if his people were being slandered. Add to that the fact that the majority of his players are of African American origin and that not one of them has expressed any concern with the racially offensive name of their team, what you have laid out before us is a collusion of racial hypocrisy on the part of two groups of people who’s history of being victims of racial/religious genocide is the same as that of American/Native American/Indigenous peoples. But God forbid though, if any symbol, statement, or a movie even hints of anything racially offensive targeting their race or religion!
Here is some history connecting the dots between Blacks, Jews, and American Indians that is little known and which underscores the racial hypocrisy of this issue.
Historically with Blacks, the answer might be found in the history of the Black Buffalo Soldiers who fought on behalf of the United States Government as paid “mercenaries” to track down and kill American (“Redskins”) Indians for money and or to obtain their freedom as “slaves”. During this period of time, they were awarded 17 Medals of Honor by the United States Government for helping in the breaking of treaties, the stealing of land, and the killing of American Indian men, women, and children who they called “redskins”. Black Buffalo soldiers wrote a song glorifying the massacre of 300 “Redskins” at Wounded Knee on Dec. 29th, 1890.
One little known historical factoid concerns a collective of Black troops who made up exclusively the 9th and 10th Coloured (Black) Calvary who were present during the massacre is that they brought to the Wounded Knee “killing fields” the Hotchkiss guns/cannons used to shred to pieces the bodies of unarmed Lakota Sioux men, women, and children. These troops were attached to George Custer’s 7th Calvary.
Eyewitness accounts recount the execution of the women and children of Sitting Bulls people at Wounded Knee. “Four babies had their heads crushed in and when people surrendered, they were summarily executed. This was wholesale butchery”. Twenty members of Custer’s 7th Calvary were awarded Congressional Medals of Honor for their act of butchery. After the slaughter was ended, the Black Buffalo Soldiers celebrated this mass murder by writing a song that glorified the killing of the “redskins”! L. Frank Baum, author/writer of the Wizard of Oz, called for the wholesale “annihilation” of American Indians.
As for how the United States Military profiled American Indians, this statement made by a member of wrote, ” every redskin must be killed from off the fact of the plains before we can be free from their molestations. They are of no earthly good and the sooner they are swept from the land the better for civilization. I do not think they can be turned aside and made good law abiding citizens any more then coyotes can be used for shepherd dogs” Quote from Major John Vance Lauderdale, US Army surgeon attending physician at the Wounded Knee Massacre.
Other historical commentaries using the name of this professional and revered football team housed in the city President Obama resides in include, “Hunting redskins became for the time being a popular sport in New England, especially since prisoners were worth good money, and the personal danger to the hunters was now very slight” From Douglas Leach, Flintlock and Tomahawk: New England in King Philps War (W.W. Norton & Co. 1958.
This example of historical understanding of the use of the word “redskin” is clear and concise when “defining” the word in it’s real life application. ”Others say it was first used on signs at Dutch Trading Posts that listed the “skins” they bought. Among them beaver skins – and redskins. On the Northeast coast, the U.S. Government put a bounty on American Indians’ heads. People had to prove they killed an American Indian in order to get the bounty. How did they prove it? At first they would bring in a head but that got to cumbersome so it simply became the scalps. The prices paid for scalps were different depending on whether they were taken from a male or a female and whether they were taken from an adult or a child. Adult females brought the most money because they could produce American Indian offspring. How did they prove the sex of the person the scalp once belonged to? For women they would cut off the breasts and present them with scalps. For children’s scalps it was often the feet that were cut off.” From the Cincinnati Zapatista Coalition, American Indian Mascot Page.
Jewish team owner Dan Snyder has a “historical” religious peer who glorified in the “scalping of redskins”. His name was Sigmund Shlesinger, a Jewish immigrant from New York City. He gleefully participated in the genocide of American Indians as a part of the United States policy of “ethnic cleansing” on Cheyenne lands near Sheridan Kansas. He is recorded as writing…“Scalpt 3 Indians which were found 15 feet from my hole in consealt in grass…for the purpose of collecting bounty”. (American Jewish Archives, Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati”.) So you see…in order for this Jew to collect the money reward for killing a “redskin”, he had to present a “scalp”.
Snyder’s people have contributed to and been directly involved in the both the destruction of American Indians and the racially profiling of them as less then human whether it be in history, Jewish Hollywood produced movies, or in print. The first distribution of whiskey to Indians in the 1700′s was through whiskey distilleries owned by a Jew named Nicholas Lowe to take advantage of Indians in “commerce”. The first slaves were Indians…not Blacks and they were the cargo on the ship owned by a Jew named Columbus.
Recent racial insensitivity on the part of Snyder’s people includes a Wall Street Journal article written by a Jew named Kaplan who glorified the various military campaigns of “Indian killing” as something to be proud of. Another example of Jewish love for American Indians is found in the words of talk show host Michael Medved who stated that there was nothing close to a “American Holocaust” of Indians compared to that of Jews. He called Indian Nations “Struggling Stone Age Societies”.
In spite of the fact American Indians are ignored in this issue by those who should know better, Jews and Blacks, and that they continue to be without a government or public representative speaking on their behalf, they do have the consolation of knowing that their Creator knows the truth and origins of hateful and hurtful word and that He will continue to answer their prayers in the damning of this team and those that support it.
I will end with a little known fact about another “Redskin” hating White man… Andrew Jackson. Jackson was a Free Mason as were most Indian hating Presidents. He was also founder of the modern Democratic Party as well as the greatest Indian killer of all American Presidents. Jackson United States troops “…to root out from their ‘dens’ and kill Indian women and their ‘whelps’” (Stannard, p. 240). Jackson was so effective at rooting women and “whelps” from their “dens,” he adopted the habit of cutting off his victims’ noses as trophies to commemorate his exploits. He earned the name “Sharp Knife” from Creek Indians for his penchant for skinning victims and using the cured and braided tissue as reins for his ponies (Takaki, 1994).