By Teri Cayton
The Parsons Advocate
Is there anyone out there that is like me and you have very deep intense conversations with yourself when you are driving? I had one today on my way to work and I actually made myself mad. I was thinking of all the prejudices in the world today and I was ready to spit by the time I got to work.
Everyone today to so racially biased against each other that they forget the United States was once called the melting pot of the world. There were refugees from every part of the world coming here for a new start. The Pilgrims came here to escape religious persecution. And that is when it started going downhill for the First People of this nation. The American Indian has been treated so unfairly that it is unforgivable.
The Pilgrims came for religious reasons but then pushed their religion on the American Indian. They were rounded up and told to pray to God but the Pilgrims forgot that the Indian already had their own Gods to pray to. The children were rounded up and made to go to school to learn English when they have one of the most beautiful languages in the world.
The young girls were basically stolen and made to learn how to keep house for a white man and then sold into what could only be called slavery. They were in such harmony with the land and only took what they needed to survive. The white man came and killed the buffalo for the skins and left the carcass to rot. In the end what was rightfully theirs was sold off or claimed by the Irish, the Germans, the Dutch, and everyone else that was “Heading West”.
Momma Said, “It has been a tragedy that has never been set right.” This is called the Land of the Free but the American Indian, who was free to start with, was rounded up and stuck on some pieces of worthless land that the white man did not want. Their Nation became an impoverished society with alcoholism running rampant, we killed them with our diseases especially small pox. They had no immunity to most diseases because they were never subjected to them. But in World War II the Navajo Code Talkers were called in to transmit secret Allied messages in the pacific theater of combat.
So the language that was called ugly by the Puritans saved many lives in the end. 29 Navajo men joined the Marines and developed a code that the Japanese never broke. The code was used from 1942 to 1945. In the end the First People saved countless lives and helped win the war. After everything that was done to them they came through with true heroism. Momma Said, “Don’t blame the dog that bites you when he is down and you still beat him.”
Just a note to Joyce Wilfong, of Davisville, WV, I am so glad you liked the Chicken and Dumpling recipe thanks for letting me know. Always glad to hear from my readers and to know there is really someone out there that reads my gibberish.
Homemade BBQ Sauce
7 Tbsp. Butter
2 Cups Tomato Sauce
1 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
1 Tbsp. Onion Powder
1/2 Tbsp. Cayenne Pepper
1/2 Tbsp. Hot Paprika
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
Homemade BBQ Sauce
- Combine all ingredients in a pot over medium heat.
- Heat until sauce begins to boil. Use a whisk to keep your sauce smooth and to stop it from burning.
- Remove from heat and let cool. Serve immediately or store in a jar for later.