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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Operation Papoose 1964

The inventor of the INDIAN ADOPTION PROJECT, Arnold Lyslo, went to Florida to set-up a new Adoption Agency for Indians, calling it OPERATION PAPOOOSE - this article was published in the Miami News on July 25, 1964 - saying that "...INDIAN children will be much easier to adopt than white children..."... the devastation Lyslo created is still being felt across Indian Country.

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3 comments:

  1. "The children come in all ages sizes and hues"
    Hues? fuck them.
    Indian children are good for older couples who are rejected to adopt?
    fuck them again. I am a white adoptee and this article makes me SICK. You are awesome to have found this Trace. It is good ammunition for the ICWA because it proves just how prejudiced some idiots (still) are.

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    1. Thanks Anonymous - I am hoping to find more of this to put in the new book too - it makes me SICK what they did and got away with

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  2. Yeah me too, me too. And what they are still getting away with now.

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