If You Respect Native American Culture Then Help Actual Native Americans Trying to Cross Our Border

My scholar cousin needed to bury a woman in a proper way.That is, the remains of a woman who died 1,100 years ago. The Native American's remains were found last year buried in downtown Fort Worth. Perhaps the woman was related to me and my cousin, Eddie Sandoval. Related, as in American Indian genetics.Though I am Mexican-American and Hispanic, I, too, am American Indian, though maybe 50 percent, and the rest Spanish. One foot in the Americas, the other in imperial Spain.But back to the American Indian woman.Not long ago, Sandoval was asked by anthropologist Dana Austin to help return the woman's remains to the earth. For this woman, lost to oblivion, he crafted tools to perform rituals he learned decades ago.  Continue reading...

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