Native Americans have endured centuries of genocide, discrimination, the abduction of their children, deliberate infection with smallpox, forced labour in cancer-causing uranium mines and other abuses inflicted on them by their non-indigenous oppressors. Banished by the 1830 Indian Removal Act to largely barren reservations in the American West, they have remained invisible to the rest of the country ever since. “We have an 80 per cent unemployment rate,” said Milo Yellow Hair, who lives on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, one of the poorest in the country. It is a Third World existence in the richest country in the world.
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