Monday, June 15, 2009

The Sad Condition of the Oklahoma Indian


The Sad Condition of the Oklahoma Indian

“Many of the educated Indians, as well as the ignorant ones, are depressed and downcast.” This is a statement made in the report titled, “Our National Problem – The Sad Condition of the Oklahoma Indian” made in 1912. In this report, Warren K. Moorehead, Member of the Commission on Indian Affairs, goes into great detail on the deplorable conditions that the Oklahoma Indians are living under because of lies, greed, manipulation and murder. Almost 100 years ago, this report gave illustrations of case studies documenting these conditions and made recommendations on how to make life better for the Oklahoma Indians. But were those recommendations followed and did the report accomplish what it was supposed to do?
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