Chairman, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
241 Russell Senate Office
I am in receipt of your letter dated June 24, 1996 written in response to three packages of signatures/comments sent to you calling for the rescindment of the medals of (dis)Honor awarded to American "soldiers" for the Massacre at Wounded Knee.
I am dismayed that the Chairman of the Senate Committee On Indian Affairs has concluded that rescindment is not warranted. That you use the term "massacre" while defending your position and the role of the Colonizers is the best indicator that there can be no justice for those Peoples who have had so much tragedy visiting upon them by Wasichu.
Herein I would like to respond to certain portions of your letter:
This is not so...I have proposed the rescindment of the twenty medals issued for action at the Massacre site and made no mention of Drexel Mission. Should you not be familiar with the specifics of Wounded Knee I invite you to visit the Wounded Knee Home Page. This sites WWW url is <http://www.pobox.com/~jsd/WKmasscre.html>.
With all due respect I question your use of the term "bravery." These soldiers picked a fight - against the direct orders of General Miles - that progressed into a massacre. These soldiers were responsible for much of their own deaths/woundings via their own cross-fire. These soldiers were hung-over/drunk as a result of the smuggling of a keg of whiskey into their camp the night before.
What you have to failed to mention is that no medals were rescinded for the Massacring activity at Wounded Knee. The omission of this information I take as deliberately misleading by you.
That this declaration is false can be no better illustrated but by the fact that you, as a member of the Wasichu Establishment, continue to let the Bureau of Indian Affairs get away with the $2.4 billion dollars of First Nations funds it is unable to account for.
Nowhere in this resolution is the term "apology" or "apologize" used. For Wasichu to say he is "sorry" for a Massacre underwritten by the Medal of (dis)Honor is farcical, tragic and the emptiest of posits.
You fail to realize that there can be no attempt at atonement by Wasichu until these medals of (dis)Honor are rescinded. As to the proposed "memorial," Wasichu has no business intruding into a matter of consequence to the Lakota. This all the more so because the Lakota have their own "memorial" and require nothing from those responsible for the Massacre and the continuing theft of First Nations funds
I call upon you as Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs to swim against the tide and act honorably...rescind these medals thereby showing the First Nations that there are some who care to make amends.
Jordan S. Dill
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