Dear Mrs. PinPold,
Thank you for this experience. Our trip to the Wild West was quite the eye opener. It is hard to see what happened and not feel angry and sad, but yet understanding sometimes. These pioneers that wanted better life did it at expense of those who already were here. And yet, they buried their children along the way, risked their lives, and died for that piece of land. Where they the bad people? How can a group of people even think that they have a right to take others property because they think those others are not civilized enough? And yet, was their intention to hurt others or their last hope for happiness? There are the great cultures and proud people that vanished in the insulting cages of reservations, whose land and right to own it was taken and yet somehow they survived!
What is fair and what is just? When we look at our world and so many wars fought, shouldn't we ask a simple question - the one that Native Americans asked so many times- how can any human own something so awesome as the land and air? Is that possible? How many lives, cultures and believes have to be destroyed? And is it possible for man to live peacefully respecting each other for who they are?
Today so many languages, traditions, and customs are buried in the dust of wagons west. In place of those, new nation, new traditions, and new beliefs built a new society. But is there a responsibility to save those old ways for children of our children. Shouldn't they know? In our journey to the west we met many people, each of them good and bad in their own way, just like all people are. And now that great nations are crumbled, purple mountains conquered, and great rivers crossed with huge bridges, shouldn't we do something so these people are not forgotten. Dear Mrs. PinPold, we all can help.
Thank you for this great trip
PS. We heard that building those pyramids was quite an adventure. How about it?
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