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Short poems of various types and flash fiction

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Comment from lance michaels
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I love US history. Your piece is very informative. The Native American tribes suffered greatly at the hands of the US government. I enjoyed reading that little history lesson!

 Comment Written 27-Feb-2020


reply by the author on 27-Feb-2020
    Thank you so much for the stars and I'm glad you enjoyed the story. Shirley
Comment from thaities, Rebecca V.
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Love that running bison! It adds much to the history of Oklahoma. I was born in Enid so I was especially interested to read your work. Hope you win the non-fiction contest.

 Comment Written 25-Feb-2020


reply by the author on 25-Feb-2020
    Thank you very much for the stars and your kind wishes. Shirley
Comment from w.j.debi
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This is an interesting essay on Oklahoma, its history and the people that live and have lived there. We don't hear enough about the Native Americans and their history, especially from an objective point of view, or even from their point of view.
Thank for sharing this information in your well written essay.

 Comment Written 24-Feb-2020


reply by the author on 24-Feb-2020
    Thank you for your kind review. I do appreciate it.
Comment from Darlene Franklin
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Hey, Shirley, I live in OKC. We're probably not all that close. I lived in Tulsa for 6 years a long time ago, loved it. There were several things you wrote I didn't know about Oklahoma, but I agree, the current co-existence of Indians, whites, and blacks, is beautiful. Not always ideal, but generally so.

 Comment Written 23-Feb-2020


reply by the author on 23-Feb-2020
    Thank you so much. I am probably about an hour away. I live between Sapulpa and Bristow just off I-44. Thank you for the stars. Shirley
reply by Darlene Franklin on 23-Feb-2020
    However, I'm in a nursing home. If you're nearby, I'd love to see you in person!
reply by the author on 23-Feb-2020
    Darlene, thank you. I will make it a point to come and see you one of these days. Send me your address and I will put it in my phone. Shirley
reply by Darlene Franklin on 23-Feb-2020
    That would be lovely! I'm at Heritage Manor OKC/Warr Acres. 3804 N Barr.
reply by the author on 23-Feb-2020
    Thank you, Darlene
Comment from Ideasaregems-Dawn
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:(( We have something similar here to your "Trail of Tears"...

No capital letter needed for "...abundance of (b)eaver..."

"...and undermin(ed) Indian economies..."

Best of luck with this compelling nonfiction. I enjoyed it tremendously.

 Comment Written 22-Feb-2020


reply by the author on 23-Feb-2020
    Thank you for the review and stars. I do appreciate your finds and I will get things changed. Shirley
reply by Ideasaregems-Dawn on 26-Feb-2020
    You're very welcome. :)
Comment from Ulla
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Hi Shirley, this a great piece of non-fiction writing, and it certainly taught me a lot. It goes to show how two different cultures can learn to live with each other in peace. It was not right what happened to the Indians, in the end. Good luck in the contest. All best. Ulla:)))

 Comment Written 22-Feb-2020


reply by the author on 23-Feb-2020
    Thank you, Ulla, for your kind words and the stars. Oklahoma is a unique place when it comes to our population. I'm glad you learned a few new things. Shirley
Comment from Gail Denham
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Lots of information in your story - and it's enlightening - and good to hear that the people of E. Oklahoma are able to live together in peace. A rocky start that's for sure. The whites were incredibly aggressive and selfish. Sad stories.
Good job.

 Comment Written 22-Feb-2020


reply by the author on 22-Feb-2020
    Yes, it is a sad situation. You always find the smaller segments within our country are always picked on by the white bullies.
Comment from susand3022
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Nothing has changed in Washington DC... just let Trump, or any other president, find out that there's something they want on a reservation, and see how long it stays a reservation.

 Comment Written 21-Feb-2020


reply by the author on 22-Feb-2020
    So far as I know the reservations have stayed stable with everything being so intermingled. Thank you for the stars. Shirley
Comment from Sharon Haiste
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I think this is a good entry for the Non-Fiction Writing contest.
This well written story telling of Oklahoma in an interesting way.
Well done and I wish you good luck with the contest.
Sharon

 Comment Written 21-Feb-2020


reply by the author on 21-Feb-2020
    Thank you very much. Shirley
Comment from Gideon300
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Such a gut-wrenching tragic piece of history. It really is a crying shame. When I was in school many a year ago, they just glossed over these facts.
I hope our future really does hold a better promise for all of us.

 Comment Written 21-Feb-2020


reply by the author on 21-Feb-2020
    I hope our future holds better also. It is a tad scary now. Thank you so much for the stars. Shirley