Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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posted on April 14, 2013 and updated on April 14, 2013

my heart lies on the ground…
you came to my country
and took from me my languages, customs, beliefs…
all i held dear and believed to be true…
my relations fell under your diseases and genocides
on the assumption that by ridding yourselves of us
you would have free rein to re invent and perpetuate your lifestyle from sea to shining sea…
for centuries you have labored under this delusion…
but we hid behind the facsimilies of the new life you imposed upon us…
held onto all you tried to destroy in our secret selves…
my heart holds the scars of 500 years of repression
but i go on…
©2012 janice lee weiss truitt/aiahnichih ohoyo