Friday, October 3, 2008

"Bone of Conciliation"

Henry Chappell at Home Range has written an excellent article for Orion magazine on an attempt at conciliation between Texans and the Comanche Nation.

The time for apology has long passed. The men guilty of planning and executing the ethnic cleansing of the Southern Plains are many generations gone. Though their descendants still enjoy the economic benefits of their ruthlessness, apologies seem hollow without amends, and what amends can be made for the near destruction of a culture?

RTWT. And may the spirits look kindly on everyone involved, especially the educators at Comanche Nation College and Texas Tech University.

1 comment:

Henry Chappell said...

Mark, I really appreciate the mention and the kind words.