It's 5:49 a.m., dark, Patrick's outside.
The University of Florida Football Gators are ranked fifth in both the Coaches Poll and the AP Poll.
I must apologize for predicting that the poor colored folks would purchase fried chicken and tennis shoes with their FEMA debit cards. That must have been a racist statement. It seems those must be things that are easily looted. The items of choice purchased with the disaster relief funds cards seem to be drinks at strip bars and designer handbags. My, how tastes change, as civilization marches on!!
I saw a girl every bit as hot as Christie of Pizza Hut yesterday at the Roanoke Cemetery. She had a figure like Pamela Anderson but was hiding behind sunglasses and a red ball cap. May have been a government agent in drag...
I was in the cemetery to view the ceremony dedicating an historical marker to Kil-so-quah, the Miami Indian grandaughter of Miami War Chief Little Turtle. located at her grave site. She lived to be a hundred and five years old and was a local celebrity, although she didn't DO anything that would merit a marker in our opinion. Her illustrious granadfather, on the other hand was responsible for killing a lot of Englishmen and Frenchmen in battle...
There were about a dozen or so "Miamis" dressed in colorful gypsy costumes in attendance. Now that my sound like a mean spirited thing to say, but I have taken it upon myself to speak for the white man in this deal. The pioneer whites did not wear these colorful costumes, so where did the Indians get this cloth? Was there a special class of trade cloth just for Indians in a big conspiracy by the French to dress them up like Clowns? I don't know. Anyway, this one women, looking like the gypsy( in pseudo plains Indian squaw garb,) in "Wolfman" proudly announced to those she talked to "I'm Miami" NOT! I don't thinks so. Her Red (no pun intended) hair and blue eyes belied that. If her veins carried even a total of one-eighth Indian Blood her pheno-type shouted No!
I had a response prepared should anyone asks me who I was: "I represent the white settlers and pioneers whose cabins were burned and children raped and murdered by the Miamis."
None of the "Miami" men participating in the ceremonies looked anything but 100% Caucasion, other than some suntans. We were ALL Red Indians at one time in our youths, shooting our bows and arrows and riding our Indian Ponies. But most of us grew out of it. I bet the REAL Miami ancestors are turning over in their graves to see these white men dressed up and pretending to be Miamis... And now, here is the brutal Truth about the Miami leadership that existed in Northeast Indiana in the mid nineteenth century. All the tribal and band Chiefs collaborated with the white man. They were Christians, took on English or French names (Richardville, Godfroy, LaFontaine). intermarried with whites, lived in houses built for them by the American Government and all , to a man, sold out their people, going along with the resettlement to Kansas, in return for monetary gain and the priviledge of remaining in Indiana enjoying the government's largess. They traded their people's land for family security and the beads of civilization. Notice that Kilsoquah, who lived into the twentieth Century, didn't travel west to Kansas or Oklahoma with her tribe to the barren reservations. As a member of a Miami ruling family She lived on a government-issued farm south of Roanoke... That part of the story is not on the marker. And that's the way it was.