Friday, November 28, 2008

In case yesterday's tryptophan has already worn off....

I've been tagged by Jamie, and am therefore duty-bound to complete a meme. :)

Here are the rules she posted.

See? I have to pick up the nearest book, turn to page 46, find the fifth sentence on that page, and then type out the next few sentences.

The problem is, it will probably bore you to death.
Consider it my contribution to helping all you insomniacs out there.
Plus, I promise if you make it to the end of the post, I'll add a picture of a lady wearing a cat costume, walking over some bottles on her tiptoes.

Deal?
Ok.

The book is The Trail Of Tears, by Gloria Jahoda. It's about the history of the United States' dealings with the Native American Indian tribes, and how the tribes basically got screwed over. Since I'm part Native American myself, the book interests me on a personal level, plus it's a fascinating look into history.

Page 46, starting with sentence five:
As he stood in the House to present his case, he was aware he had a national audience the size of which was bound to secure him immortality. Mr. Lumpkin pointed out the legal chaos in Georgia which had resulted from the self-declared existence of the Cherokee nation: "Why, sir, the United States law prohibits peddling in the nation, or selling merchandise at any other than the place designated by the agent, and annexes its fines and forfeitures for a violation of the law. The Cherokee law authorizes any citizen to peddle or trade where they please...."

And now, as per our deal, here....
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7 comments:

Jamie said...

Thank you for compliance with your mandate. Your shout out is up.

Giggle Pixie said...

I want to visit the winecellar for the black cats!!!

Linda said...

Visiting from Jamie's ... I have always felt that the Native Americans got screwed over big-time in this fine country of ours and I'm not at all Native American - just a somewhat embarrassed Colonial with relatives who probably took part in some of the stuff that never should have happened to anyone no matter who they were.

Trukindog said...

Huh...bottled pussy...who new?

whall said...

We have that video. The ending sucked.

maryt/theteach said...

Janna, important serious, serious post? from Janna? yes Ladies and Gentlemen. Excellent Janna. And there is the cat woman...

Janna said...

Jamie: Yay!

GigglePixie: Me too!

Linda: It's amazing what kinds of things were done and "justified" back then. Intolerance and greed can really twist people's logic.

Trukindog: Maybe, if you're lucky, they come in six-packs!

Whall: Never seen the video... but if the ending is historically accurate, of COURSE it sucked. :)

TheTeach: Surprise!