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Recognizing our past

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To the editor: As some Americans celebrate Juneteenth as a new official holiday, it must be remembered that the Emancipation Proclamation concerned Black slaves only.

With the end of the American Civil War, the U.S. government could again turn its attention to the ongoing wars against Indigenous peoples. Under the guise of manifest destiny, it resorted to outright genocide to force Native peoples onto reservations so that the White man could settle the West and tame it.

What a sad and deplorable history.

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