I (binged) watched The X-Files the other night and remembered that Floyd Westerman is featured on several episodes. He narrates a couple of parts in a few key episodes and one of the narrations resonated with me quite a bit. I wanted to share it because it reminded me of why I write and publish but also because memory is such a precious commodity today, when no one seems to remember much of anything more than a week old.
Red Crow lived quite the life and was amazing human being. You should check out his website and videos on Youtube – well worth your time in my humble opinion. Also, the portrayal of NDNs on the X-Files was done with care. I wish I could say the same of current entertainment…anyway, enjoy!
“There is an ancient Indian saying that something lives only as long as the last person who remembers it. My people have come to trust memory over history. Memory, like fire, is radiant and immutable, while history serves only those who seek to control it; those who douse the flame of memory in order to put out the dangerous fire of truth. Beware these men, for they are dangerous themselves and unwise. Their false history is written in the blood of those who might remember and of those who seek the truth.”
- Floyd Westerman Red Crow, The Blessing Way, The X-Files, Season 3, Episode 1