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Fort Sill Apaches win reservation in New Mexico

There are 8 comments on the The Kansas City Star story from Nov 23, 2011, titled Fort Sill Apaches win reservation in New Mexico. In it, The Kansas City Star reports that:

More than 125 years after the surrender of renowned Apache leader Geronimo scattered tribal members across the Southwest, the Fort Sill Apache have won the right to establish a reservation on homelands in southern New Mexico."This is what I see as the start of a long journey home," said Jeff Houser, chairman of the tribe whose headquarters are ... (more)

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Meadville, PA

#1 Dec 4, 2011
Totally freaking AWESOME!!!!

Abbeville, GA

#2 Dec 5, 2011
Just what we needed... More "you owe me for something that happened two generations ago."

When will everyone realize people just want a handout?
deb dunce

Lincoln, NE

#3 Dec 7, 2011
EBcoverUP wrote:
Just what we needed... More "you owe me for something that happened two generations ago."
When will everyone realize people just want a handout?
More likely the government want's a casino. Time will tell.
aa jondo

Amherst, TX

#4 Dec 15, 2011
deb dunce wrote:
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More likely the government want's a casino. Time will tell.
The Ft Sill Apache never had a "Home Land" to begin with. They were a small band of different Apache groups, who all rebelled against their own Apache leaders, and would not accept the reality of losing its war against the US and Mexico. Yes, the Apache endured a lot of attempted genocide, but even when moderates stepped in to give support for humane treatment, this group splintered and kept up its terrorist ways in an inhumane way. History aside, they have never had a legendary homeland, and it is part of their religious beliefs to have such a place. That belief does not mean we should give them a place to put casinos so they make money, which they can't make at Ft Sill. They almost got suckered into putting some money up with Greg Neal about a year ago, so they can't be that good at business. To fulfill their legend, it's a nice thing--most of their ancesters were from the upper Cuchillo's. Maybe Ted Turner should have been giving them a piece of property at their old stomping grounds--Oh, wait! They wouldn't be able to build a casino there. So much for being true to your religion!

Silver City, NM

#5 Dec 16, 2011
Good point, cousin.

Maybe not a specific "homeland", but perhaps better described as a "roaming-land". Ever tried to find Geronimo's marker in Arizona?

Fair to say from San Carlos to Ruidoso, and Cuchillo to Mexico.

The casino location at Akela Flats is great because it's along I-10, and very visible (with no competition for 80 miles). I believe the southern NM economy will get a boost from the new "homeland", and it's going to prosper.

Lincoln, NE

#7 Dec 21, 2011

Truth Or Consequences, NM

#8 Dec 21, 2011
I think it's funny that the indians, certain tribes of which were every bit as brutal as any white man that ever walked the face of the earth and took every opportunity to dominate and wipe out and tribe of lesser ability, whine and moan that THEY were dominated and and almost wiped out by a culture of superior ability. And take a look at the world view, as far as a defeated people, they have been treated far better than a great many defeated peoples. Our biggest crime might just have been to have given them so much welfare, as anyone who can see with objective eyes knows that any group of people who are handed enough money so as not to have to strive to survive ultimately pays a heavy price. If you had been the'd have been doing the wardance instead of us, gleefully. And you'd still be in the stone age. So don't try and hand me any "oppressed and offended" bullcrap.
happy camper

Truth Or Consequences, NM

#9 Dec 21, 2011
so THERE...buttercup!

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