Letters to the Editor - July 26, 2013

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I would ask Mr. Miller to get the old Webster's Dictionary out, or Google the word "scalping" and read each like carefully. While some of the things Phil Sheridan ordered or did were not honorable but neither were the Native-Americans from the East Coast to the West Coast. There is enough carnage on both sides and it must be put in context of the times. I know Bob White very well and he is neither stupid or disrespectful. Finally, I think the payback for doing something nobody alive today did anything to the Native Americans by putting up with the huge money casinos and debauchery that takes place every day across the nation and even as close to home as Sprit Mountain. Some will just not leave anything alone.


Zimmerman stalked Trayvon Martin after being directed by the 911 operator to stop following him. This is a fact.


No Lulu, Zimmerman did not "stalk" Martin. When told "we don't need you to do that", Zimmerman started back to his vehicle. If you know better, you should have testified at the trial.

Mr. Miller,
Are you referring to General Sheridan's cruel and inhumane treatment when he drove some cattle from Grand Ronde to Newport in bad weather to keep some Native Americans from starving?

Study your history of Sheridan in Oregon and welcome to 2013. If you don't like the Phil Sheridan Days celebration, don't attend or better yet, change the name of the town.


Phil Sheridan remarked how the only good Indian he'd ever met was dead. Could this possibly be a clue to his personality?
George Zimmerman was following Trayvon Martin.


Lulu, following Trayvon Martin was not illegal. Trayvon Martin beating on George Zimmerman was the problem and caused his death.


Lulu, I would suggest a little closer examination of history. While that statement has been credited to Sheridan several period historians and witnesses claim that was not a proper translation. While reading the history books you will find that the remarks credited to Phil Sheridan are in contention with a very real possibility of an erroneous translation by reporters during a negotiation in the south where they (including Sheridan) were talking in Native language. Sheridan himself adamantly denied making those remarks. Guess you will just have to decide which historians and which history books you want to believe.

Regardless of what you believe, the City of Sheridan was named in honor of General Phil Sheridan. Portraying Sheridan in the parade is absolutely nothing than a remembrance of the man for whom the town was named for. To use it as a slam and to drag people through the mud is a travesty and tells me something about their personality.

As to Zimmerman, you are partially correct. Zimmerman had been following Martin. At the time Martin assaulted Zimmerman, Zimmerman was not following anyone and was returning to his vehicle. But hey, the court records are wrong, the witnesses lied..........................

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