Forgiving Columbus: Can a 500 year-old wound be healed?
[Revised from Sacred Fire Magazine, Issue 11] Prelude: I wrote this story in 2009 after gathering with many Native people’s from the Americas in Carbondale, Colorado. Since the time of this writing, a day on the calendar has been carved out for our Native friends to be honor. I am grateful. We grew up with this day being Columbus Day, but I do not condone how the Americas were colonized, even though I live here and my ancestors are from Europe. The last glow of daylight shows