Sitting Bull: Hero or villain? | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sitting Bull: Hero or villain?

Posted By on Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 10:45 AM

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Our many history buffs should like this story.

President Obama has apparently stirred up Fox News and similar by including Sitting Bull among an eclectic group of 13 people to whom he pays tribute for traits he sees in his own children.

Fox headlined its coverage, "Obama praises Indian chief who killed U.S. general." Inaccurate, yes, but the thing took off with predictable sides drawn.

Had Obama praised Robert E. Lee (who also killed U.S. generals) or David O. Dodd (who provided information aimed at killing U.S. troops) there would have been no such outcry, of course. But an Injun. Doesn't Obama know this is our country, not theirs?

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