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oh, and . . .

since many mainstream not-native Americans are not aware of the dangers of chemical contaminations, etc.--

and since the government hasn't advertisted it--

I think some native Americans are just waking up to this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJdp8J3HN1E

The problem is, however, that though this shows the poverty, it doesn't explain the underlying problem (besides the fact that the people were pushed/forced onto reservations and had their way of life stolen)--

The fact is that the federal government came in and built poisonous homes--

with building materials filled with toxins--hazardous--

and nobody warned the Lakota. Of course, this has happened in the rest of the country, too, but the houses were pushed on the people--the plains Indians were healthier in tipis--

with furs to keep warm--

there have been a few 'rebels' who have kept the tipis, but the pressure to get rid of tipis is enormous--

in these sick homes the mortality rate, especially of children, is very high--

and don't even get me started on the water supply--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--