Confronting America's Shameful, Violent History makes Us Stronger as a Nation - Ken Burns


Video from Washington Post


"The violent history of the United States can be difficult to reckon with, perverting the meaning of patriotism. Filmmaker and guest commentator Ken Burns says for many, choosing to remember our failings is somehow considered anti-American. But Burns argues the treatment of Native Americans across the country was often brutal, bloody and shameful, and confronting these hard truths makes us stronger as a nation. He points to the National Park Service's decision to recognize the Nov. 29, 1864 massacre of Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho people as a part of this process. The Sand Creek massacre was misrepresented as a “battle” for nearly a century. Read more: https://wapo.st/burnspatriotism. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK" from video introduction.



Video from CGTN America


"The remains of dozens of missing Native American children have been identified in unmarked mass graves near the old grounds of the Rapid City Indian School, closed in 1933. For decades, elders in the community spoke about terrible practices and buried truths, but only recently have those stories been unearthed." from the video introduction.



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