From a letter to the editor of the Roanoke Times:
When we gather with friends and family this Independence Day to celebrate our nation's rich heritage, perhaps we too can reflect on how to expand upon our current knowledge of American history to include the stories of those who were here first and without whose histories America's story is incomplete.And how about we reflect on the mating habits of the praying mantis on Easter?
This gal wants us to think of Indians on the day we celebrate the cutting of ties between the 13 American colonies and the king of England?
Is that warped?
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And, by the way, Independence Day is not a holiday upon which we " celebrate our nation's rich heritage." If there is a befitting time for that, it's Thanksgiving. You might want to get your holidays straight too. Independence Day is the day we (of European extraction) ... declared independence.