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If Our Grandparents Had Only Known


By Tammi Fladager, Peerless Rancher

The discussion about State Lands in Daniels County is about as dry as the land it is referring to. At least that’s what I used to think. With dizzying numbers and statistics, it’s easy to get lost in a sea of information. When attempting to impress upon people the sheer impact of it, the listener’s eyes glaze over and they consider various escape routes.

Oppression, which is defined as singling out a small

group for a characteristic that they have no control over, has been present throughout the ages, but people learn to ignore it, act like it doesn’t happen, and even, some- times, find ways to justify it. It's passed on from genera tion to generation and becomes ingrained in society.

An argument can be made that this is the case...