AMERICAN INDIAN MOVEMENT GRAND GOVERNING COUNCIL
March 26, 2006
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Here in Kalamazoo Michigan we have an offensive statue to Native Americans in Bronson Park, which is across from city hall. The statue is that of a pioneer holding a club over his head, while standing over a Native American chief on his knees. The idea of the statue is to show what so called progress the pioneers had brought to this land. The pioneer in the statue is forcing the chief (with the threat of violence) towards the west.
The brothers and sisters here in Kalamazoo are asking for help in demanding that this statue be removed. We are holding a rally at the statue on April 3rd 2006 at 5 pm. After the rally at 7pm we will walk across the street and fill the city commissioners meeting with as many people as possible and demand that this statue be removed. The historical society is trying to stop us in this fight. Here in Kalamazoo the history of the city is that of Indian removal. On the train station there is a sign describing the removal. On this sign the word squaws is used. At the city airport there is a sign almost celebrating the fact that the airport is built on an "Indian Burial Ground" WE are asking for as much support as we can get from the American Indian Movement. We need our brother and sister warriors to help us.
Thank you Thomas Brown
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