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Orignial Head of Klu Klux Klan Wasn't Predjudice

Updated on December 2, 2011

Original Americans According to Hiram W. Evan

Hiram W. Evans unflinchingly wrote about his ideals on what American are. He thought of Americans being from the “Old Pioneer Stock”. He truly believed within the debts of his soul that the people that were truly Americans are the people who traveled here and fought to have this land with their blood, sweat and tears. He even noted the Nordic Americans who were here first and that had their land taken from them and how they were discriminated against.

Americans were selectively bred according to him. The survival of the fittest, where the strongest survived and the weak died. He brought out that even though they survived it became increasingly difficult and uncomfortable for them and that they had a lot of problems. It is the very idea that “the real American’s” were the original to walk the country and that the pioneers that came across the land were the true American’s says something about his caliber. He didn’t believe that because people immigrated here or were brought over by slave ships made them American’s. With the changing politics, according to him, American’s were losing their ability to run their own country.

He says about the Nordic American” today is a stranger in large parts of the land his father’s gave him. Moreover, he is a most unwelcome stranger, one much spit upon, and one to whom even the right to have his own opinions and to work for his own interests is now denied with jeers and reviling’s.” Then he goes on to say “We must Americanize the Americans”

He had a very distinct belief that the Native American Indians were the true Americans. It’s difficult for me to believe because I have a very narrow view of the Klu Klux Klan. It just got wider. I think Mr. Evans was talking some truth about the old Pioneer stock. The idea that people had to travel here and fight their way onto the land. They had to work extra hard to survive and really only the strongest did survive. They made farm lands and cultivated the earth, they hunted and collected water. They got up every day from dawn to dusk and worked hard to maintain their lives. The ones that were lazy or weak or showed no back bone either died or moved off. They had to earn a spot here. They gained the respect of the Indians who were here. He also argued that the white settler took away the land of the Nordic Indians and he felt they had more of a right than anyone to be here in America and they were penalized for being here first.

I feel in a way that some of his ideas about that were correct, but now it is what it is. America is a melting pot and in my opinion we should all be helping each other to survive. People shouldn’t be mooching off of other people expecting that the world owes them a favor. You see that in any country that you go into and within the belly of America today. I feel that the government has made it impossible for people to work and get what they earned, so now Americans have no choice but to go to suffrage places like welfare and get food stamps or Medicaid or housing. It is impossible in this day and age to fight and work the land in order to be what Evan’s would call a true American.

The Indians had their land taken from them, their opportunities taken away from them and were rounded up like animals and hauled off to reservations. How do the people who did that to them back then, how can they call themselves “Americans?” but they do.

I have very strong opinions about what happened to them also. I feel they were ripped from their land, slaughtered and dishonored in a way that could never be re paid. If Evan’s knew what his Klu Klux Klan turned out to be and their ideals I do not think he would agree with it. The Klu Klux Klan sounds like it was originally for the rights of those who really belonged to have those rights. I don’t think Evans meant them to slaughter people or have it become what it is. I think he was just fighting for rights. He saw what was happening with the immigration and the war before his time. He was ostracized for it.


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    • primpo profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York

      James you are right.. lol

    • primpo profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York

      Thanks alot , I find out alot when I do it..

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      Maurice Wisdom Bishop 

      6 years ago from San Tan Valley

      Wooww! I thought the KKK was a racist group myself. You read it in African American History and other literature but I guess that was one of the history that was lost. Great article and people need to know this. Much Love and Respect

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      james jessenfedden 

      6 years ago

      What's the Klu Klux Klan? I thought it was the Ku Klux Klan.

    • primpo profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York

      I asked myself the same question when I read this article. I think its a hard lesson learned, you mean well, start one thing and people turn it into another.. so sad. because ironically it started out as a peoples rights group.. sad really.

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      JP Carlos 

      6 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      I always thought that the KKK was a racist group wearing white blankets and burning crosses. I guess it's just a result of misinformation and too much TV. But how did the origianl KKK ideals become what it is commonly known today?

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      6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York

      Thank you James. I had a hard time when I read the article. I couldn't believe what I was seeing and I had to read it twice before I wrote my commentary.

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      James A Watkins 

      6 years ago from Chicago

      Wow! This is quite interesting. I had not heard of this man and certainly not of his philosophy. Thank you for enlightening my mind.


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