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Old 07-13-2005, 09:26 AM   #58
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I agree that while the movie is not entirely accurate with many things, it does give people a look at what truly happened--the bad communication with the 'interpreters', the need to kill Indians so that troops continued to have work. The scene that covered the Sand Creek Massacre was almost too much to take. When the soldier knelt to shoot the baby laying next to his dead mother was surely an impact on many.
The school system does not have history books, but history stories that suit what they want the people to believe.
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