The article led me to wonder how many of our relations struggled with the moral duality
of heritage while fighting for the U.S. military against their own people? Major Moniac was a metis, a mix breed, a breed like me. I have been often asked by other NAs why I am a Marine for the U.S. Military? My answer is simple. The Corps was the only warrior
society available to me and this land was and is always my country. Perhaps this was also David Moniac’s answer to the same question for his parentage was from Creek and Scottish ancestors. He also walked in two different worlds. Creek Clan leaders
recognized the value of blood connections with the traders and interpreters who came to do business with them. They encouraging racial intermarriage as a successful strategy in dealing with the immigrants. The Comanche have their Quanah Parker with his white
mother. The Seneca and Delaware have their Mary Jemison, white elder of the Genesee. Many tribal leaders today have mixed ancestry. In this day of race baiting we all face the question, how did we achieve our education and employment success as Moniac
did at West Point. Was it through our merits or through political correctness? Are the opportunities offered to us now a knee jerk reaction by a contemporary society just beginning to understand how much was given to the wealth of America by the sacrifice
of native peoples?