Author: Tom H. Hastings

Security forces

When Oscar Grant III was murdered by an Oakland, California white policeman, the community’s explosive reaction was understandable and justifiable. Grant was unarmed and on the ground. Indeed, he was shot in the back. How blatant is that?Now that his k…

Happy Birthday, Ven. Rinpoche

He arrived with a small retinue and was almost to the front door of the Native American Center when a woman walked past with a fat little dachshund on a leash. He placed his hands together, facing the dog, and bowed deeply, head tilted to the same list…

I have spoken

We preferred our own way of living. We were no expense to the government. All we wanted was peace and to be left alone.I have spoken.—dying words of Crazy HorseHot war between the tribes and the US was never going to end well for the tribes, and neve…