• The Black Nightingale

Promised and Unpaid

On this, the last day of #NativeAmericanHistory month, let’s all remember (or learn) that “40 acres and a mule” is not America’s only promised and unpaid reparation.

"...the Indians were promised that they would receive annual provisions of food and supplies. Black Kettle was once again among the leaders who signed the treaty – the Medicine Lodge Treaty of 1867. However, once he moved his band to the new reservation, the promised provisions were never given..."

Also, note the difference in tone between articles based on author. I'll leave you to it...




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