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From the 1927 Grand Council of American Indians


“The white people, who are trying to make us over into their image, they want us to be what they call “assimilated,” bringing the Indians into the mainstream and destroying our own way of life and our own cultural patterns. They believe we should be contented like those whose concept of happiness is materialistic and greedy, which is very different from our way.

We want freedom from the white man rather than to be intergrated. We don’t want any part of the establishment, we want to be free to raise our children in our religion, in our ways, to be able to hunt and fish and live in peace. We don’t want power, we don’t want to be congressmen, or bankers….we want to be ourselves. We want to have our heritage, because we are the owners of this land and because we belong here.

The white man says, there is freedom and justice for all. We have had “freedom and justice,” and that is why we have been almost exterminated. We shall not forget this.”

Photographs of the Preble County Historical Society park, taken November 2010.


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I walked into a classroom in The Teachers’ College at Ball State University one day, and on my student’s desk was a sheet of paper with the following life instructions from Charles Schwabb. I read the information, and slipped the sheet into my folder. For the past twenty-eight, or so, years, I have lived by these rules. I still have the sheet at my desk.

1. Hard Work: Hard work is the best investment a man can make.

2. Study Hard: Knowledge enables a man to work more intelligently and effectively.

3. Have Initiative: Ruts often deepen into graves.

4. Love Your Work: Then you will find pleasure in mastering it.

5. Be Exact: Slipshod methods bring slipshod results.

6. Have the Spirit of Conquest: Thus you can successfully battle and overcome difficulties.

7. Cultivate Personality: Personality is to a man what perfume is to the flower.

8. Help and Share with Others: The real test of business greatness lies in giving opportunity to others.

9. Be Democratic: Unless you feel right toward your fellow men, you can never be a successful leader of men.

10. In all Things Do Your Best: The man who done his best has done everything. The man who has done less than his best has done nothing.

-Charles M. Schwab

Some will scratch their heads for a second as they try to recognize this lovely lady.  Some will immediately go to the link.

This is the photograph:

If you cannot figure out who she is, go to Mystery Actress

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