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Amish ask for forgiveness from Native Americans


A local Amish bishop recently met with representatives of a dozen American Indian tribes. He and other Amish apologized for the way their ancestors treated Native Americans and their land in early America. In an emotional session, both groups shed tears.

“Please forgive us for the wrong we did,” the bishop asked Native Americans gathered in a meeting place at Witmer. “We ask forgiveness, and we’ll forgive you, and God bless your land and your people.

Another Amish man said, “If this would have been done years ago, how much more healing would have been brought. But here we are. There’s no time too late.”


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