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We won’t forget what happened 101 years ago

Posted on AllSides May 21st, 2024

One hundred and one years ago, my Ute ancestors were forced to live within a barbed-wire camp in Blanding, a small town in southeast Utah. For six weeks, nearly 80 people were trapped in a cage, sleeping in tents and hastily constructed hogans. Only meager meals were provided, and the captors sometimes tossed food over the fence. Like the infamous Japanese American prison camps during World War II, the only crime my relatives committed was belonging to a group of people the white majority deemed a threat. There was no...

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