Я ее, конечно, ближе к весне закажу. Интересно почитать, что там стремительный финн изобрел нового про Лакота - никто прямо сто летлет не видел, а он взял и изобрел)))
Но в данном случае интересней не текст, который я пока не читал, а один забавный комментарий. Он стоит того, чтобы привести его целиком, особенно на случай, если потрут:
"I will be reading this book when it comes out. The author's book on the Comanche was quite remarkable and deserving of the Bancroft Prize. This is not so much a review but a warning to readers to be extremely well grounded in the CURRENT HISTORY (post- 1990) and politics surrounding IHS, BIA, DOJ, NIMH and NIH and the over 700 federally recognized Native American Tribes in North America. I am a clinical psychologist and was the Director of Behavioral Health under a 638 contract between IHS and a Tribe in the southwest in the mid-1990s. Later, I served as a consultant/evaluator for a northern Midwestern tribe who were Tribal participants in two multi-year, extremely well-funded multi-site studies funded by DOJ and NIMH which included Tribes from all over North American including Alaska and Hawaii , large cities, smaller cities and rural area.
So from 1995 to 2006 I was in working groups with many different political and cultural leaders of the Lakota Tribe from several different reservations/communities- mostly North and South Dakota. And this is what I heard repeatedly from representatives of MANY other Tribes: "The modern Lakota are the most arrogant people to try to work with--they think they are more INDIAN THAN ANY AND ALL OF THE OTHER INDIAN TRIBES IN THE COUNTRY. And this was exactly what I experienced. At gatherings/meetings of representatives of Tribes from all over America it was ALWAYS THE LAKOTA WHO SPOKE LOUDEST AND MOST OFTEN AND PRESUMED TO SPEAK FOR ALL THE HUNDREDS OF TRIBES IN AMERICA. I found their implacable arrogance to be breathtaking! Not only were they contemptuous of all the white professionals attending these meetings they were equally contemptuous of all the representatives of all the other Tribes present.
Thy would not listen. They would not compromise. Usually they wouldn't even greet you if you were white--individuals you'd been at 6 to 12 meetings with over the years.
I believe a lot of this arrogance is the result of the place the Lakota hold in American History and Culture. When you ask a typical American to describe "Indians" and what they know about "Indians" they mention Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse and Custer's Last Stand. Also, "Dancing With Wolves" (not sure if the Native Americans in that movie were Lakota or not). And of course the buffalo hunts first on foot then horseback, young warriors going on "vision quests", the sacred Black Hills in South Dakota, the Badlands, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, the American Indian Movement (AIM) and the corrupt/ murderous relationship between the FBI and the corrupt Tribal government regimes on some of the Lakota reservations. The county in South Dakota that encompasses the Pine Ridge Reservation being the poorest count in America. And of course the drug abuse and alcoholism...
So the Lakota Tribe is THE NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBE IN THE POPULAR IMAGINATION OF NON-NATIVE AMERICANS AND THE LAKOTA HAVE COMPLETELY ASSUMED THAT MANTLE: WE ARE MORE INDIAN THAN ANY OTHER INDIAN!
The Lakota would be wise to look to the past, before Europeans arrived on America's shores, and do some real soul-searching and regain some humility and recognize that they are only one Tribal Nation among hundreds of equally wise and humane Tribal Nations..."
Не меньший интерес представляют комментарии к этому отзыву, в которых добрые американцы требуют убрать его прочь. И если некоторые достаточно логично замечают, что отзыв следовало бы оставлять о книге, а не о своем опыте работы с Лакота, то другие уже привычно орут: "Расизм! Зобанить!"
Но Лакота, по ходу, действительно один из примеров того, что бодливой корове Господь рогов не дает. Вопить на сходняках горазды, конечно, но по делу так ничего и не замутили. А могли бы пендосам еще один головняк на Домашнем Фронте организовать, хе-хе-хе.