Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Forgotten Minority...

For nearly a century, one of the most well known drives in Cleveland has been through the Cultural Gardens.

There are over 25 separate gardens, representing British, Russians, Armenians, Slovaks, Italians, African-Americans, and many others.

There is even a new garden underway for Croatians.

But there is no garden for Native Americans. Indeed, Northeast Ohio, once home to the Osage, Kaw, Ponca and Omaha tribes, is now known as the home of the Cleveland Indians - a mediocre baseball team with a mascot that would offend any right thinking person.

What a sad commentary on Cleveland and on America as a whole.

Follow up: I've since been informed that, in fact, land has been set aside by the city for a Native American Garden. This was done just 4-6 years ago. The community is trying to raise the $250,000 to build the garden.

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