Fighting for their beliefs
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Re "Blessing renewed" (News article, Aug. 31):

I have heard of "fair-weather" friends, but this is the first time I've heard of "fair-weather" Indians. The modern-day Indians aren't like those we were raised with in the westerns. They would be out there fighting for what they believed in, no matter the weather.

Maybe this explains why the situation in Oxford is such a big deal when a year ago no one seemed to know about about the stone mound. Most who are now upset about this mound didn't know how sacred it was until recently. If they had, this matter would have been addressed before construction began for this shopping center.

Now it is the most sacred pile of dirt in Oxford and the crowd of concerned Native Americans and others is growing each day, yet the big attraction, Lou White Eagle, did not brave the weather to show up for the renewing of the blessing that has been broken by those non-caring city council members and the mayor. No wonder the mound was almost torn down, with this kind of dedication.

It seems some people have too much time on their hands and are looking for something to take up their time. I guess Sam's Club cannot count on any of them as customers when it opens, and it will certainly make this company reconsider their decision to build in Oxford. The work goes on and the person selling the fill dirt thanks you for your concern and profit.

I wonder if these same people are willing to go out of their way to help those in our community who are struggling to get by without a job, as well as those with no home to go into on a rainy day? I wonder if they are willing to devote their time and effort to some worthy cause like feeding the hungry, clothing the naked and giving a cup of cold water to one who is thirsty even if no one is there to see their great act of mercy, even if it does rain?

Alan Hurst
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