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Re: “An American Genocide

My Great Great Grandmother was Ellen Sutherland. She was a Coastal Wailaki (Sinkyone). Her family was massacred at Needle Rock, north of Usal State Beach. She survived because she was stolen as a child and sold as a slave. Her sister Sally Bell was one of only a few survivors of the massacre at Needle Rock. I am here because my Great Great Grandmother was stolen and sold as a slave. Sally Bells ancestors are here because she hid in a redwood stump. These are the stories I learned as a child, and now I tell my own children. I am lucky to be here. My story isn't unusual for California Indians.

Posted by nicoleallene on 10/27/2016 at 5:06 PM

Re: “An American Genocide

just leaving a great grandmother... my mom's gramma was a survivor from a Mattole massacre..........who was raise - enslaved until a teen and released to go free with a baby mom is an enrolled member of the Bear River Tribe... yes Lincoln set the blacks free but Native's were not... branding on the inside of the mouth... well we read (my mom and I) read the article today...and wow...and right now the police at Standing Rock in North Dakota is like a moment from the article arresting and shooting is happening and the people are unarmed........protesting in peaceful way...10/27/16

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Posted by Anita Bussell on 10/27/2016 at 4:37 PM

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