Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
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November 17, 2011
Regarding "Museum's founder didn't like being buffaloed" (Page B1, Sunday), some
people believe that the Confederate flag is just a symbol of their Southern heritage and
that there is nothing wrong with being proud of it.
What they don't realize is that other people see the Confederate flag as a symbol of
the enslavement of their ancestors
By the same token, some people see the U.S. Cavalry uniform as forever linked to the
genocide and ethnic cleansing of their ancestors.
Paul Matthews with his Buffalo Soldiers Museum and Texas Land Commissioner Jerry
Patterson, with his Confederate flag, are both guilty of being insensitive and ignorant to
the reality of history.-
Steve Melendez, President, American Indian Genocide Museum, Houston
Courtesy of the Houston Chronicle Newspaper