Re: Spiritual leader felt 'warrior' title was an honor - [Village News, 10/18/07]
Last updated 11/21/2007 at Noon
Unfortunately, it is a “battle” sometimes, Mr. Hayward. But I am not fighting. I am simply stating fact.
I know of the good things Mr. Rodriguez did for his people, and I respect him for that, but I cannot agree with him or you expressing the “warrior” title is honoring Native people when the attitudes that accompany Americans at their “games” trivializes and mocks our culture.
Of course Mr. Rodriguez probably felt it was an “honor” for Americans to use the name “warrior.” He was going to school at a time when the “Indian” got no real respect. He had to take whatev...