Laura Ingalls Wilder : “Little House”

Laura Ingalls Wilder : “Little House”

The ALSC had fretted in February about Wilder’s “complex” legacy and the “anti-Native and anti-Black sentiments” in her work—a claim not without an underpinning in fact. Characters in “Little House on the Prairie” say “the only good Indian is a dead Indian” three times. The book’s original first chapter also included this description of a place: “There were no people. Only Indians lived there.” In later versions, the first sentence was changed to “no settlers.” Wilder’s references to her white settler family’s manifest destiny has also troubled the black community.

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  Hardly anyone would defend these sentiments today, but people are products of their times. – WSJ, Michael Taube

People are in fact products of their times – except for – true disciples of Jesus that are hating their own life, picking up their cross and following Jesus. Such are above, beyond and independent of their times.

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. (1 John 4:4)

[ Bonus Wisdom ]

Let known become self-righteous towards Mrs. Laura Ingalls Wilder. Rather, in humility read from various authors judging your own life first. Overcome the self-righteous, venomous judgers that are destroying civil discourse.

Indeed, examine your mouth and you will see just how many times you too have declared things are full of self-righteous condemnation of others.

Do not pay attention to every word people say, or you may hear your servant cursing you- for you know in your heart that many times you yourself have cursed others. (Ecclesiastes 7:21-22)

Reviewed Unto Righteousness | Proverbs 18:2 | Timothy Williams
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(—Hardly anyone would defend these sentiments today, but people are products of their times. The Wilder Award was established in 1954, and its first recipient was Laura Ingalls Wilder herself. If we judge past luminaries by today’s standards, who’s next to go?