A Couple of Comments
Two rather negative comments belittling First Americans/Native Americans is below the standards I expect from the Montanan.
- Machu Picchu was not just an “Inca village.” That is like calling Missoula just a wide spot or a couple bars on the interstate between Billings and Spokane. Machu Picchu was one of the summer palaces of the ninth Inca emperor Pachucuti, who conquered all of Peru, beginning the Inca Empire that ultimately was more than 3,000 miles end to end.
- Emma Rose Sansaver’s team from Fort Shaw in fact did defeat both the teams from the University of Montana and Montana State University. Why demean this by saying they were only “said” to have done it? It is a fact. It was reported in the Missoulian, for example. They also defeated men’s teams, as well as women’s teams, at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition [or World’s Fair] in St. Louis.
Pettifogging comments perhaps, but two rather negative comments in the same issue belittling First Americans/Native Americans is below the standards I expect from the Montanan.
David Browman ’63
Professor, Washington University in St. Louis