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TITLE
Lord Lovat talks about Native Americans
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_MFRLORDLOVAT_19
PLACENAME
Beauly
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmorack
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Simon Fraser, 17th Lord Lovat
SOURCE
Moray Firth Radio
ASSET ID
1557
KEYWORDS
Commandos
Commandoes
armed forces
Second World War
agriculture
laird
lairds
clans
audio

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Simon Fraser, commonly known as the 17th Lord Lovat, (1911-1995), was the 25th Chief of the Clan Fraser and a prominent British Commando during World War II. He was seriously wounded during the invasion of Normandy in 1944 but went on to make a full recovery. In the post-war period he devoted much of his time to politics and looking after the family estates in the Beauly district.

In this audio extract, taken from an interview with Sam Marshall for Moray Firth Radio, Lord Lovat compares Native Americans with Scottish Highlanders.

'I think there is a very strong affinity there; I think the Red Indians sadly have died out now and they're a subjugated, defeated people, but they had the same pride as I think Highlanders do; they loved their hills; they loved their legends; they loved tradition; and they were shockingly badly treated. They were driven into a corner and they lost their way of life and they couldn't adjust themselves. And now when you see Indians they're living in utter squalor in reservations, where they're supplied with food and, until very recently, they even got a raw deal there. They dress up for the tourists but that's a sad thing for a proud people who were warriors'

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Lord Lovat talks about Native Americans

INVERNESS: Kilmorack

1980s

Commandos; Commandoes; armed forces; Second World War; agriculture; laird; lairds; clans; audio

Moray Firth Radio

MFR: Lord Lovat

Simon Fraser, commonly known as the 17th Lord Lovat, (1911-1995), was the 25th Chief of the Clan Fraser and a prominent British Commando during World War II. He was seriously wounded during the invasion of Normandy in 1944 but went on to make a full recovery. In the post-war period he devoted much of his time to politics and looking after the family estates in the Beauly district. <br /> <br /> In this audio extract, taken from an interview with Sam Marshall for Moray Firth Radio, Lord Lovat compares Native Americans with Scottish Highlanders. <br /> <br /> 'I think there is a very strong affinity there; I think the Red Indians sadly have died out now and they're a subjugated, defeated people, but they had the same pride as I think Highlanders do; they loved their hills; they loved their legends; they loved tradition; and they were shockingly badly treated. They were driven into a corner and they lost their way of life and they couldn't adjust themselves. And now when you see Indians they're living in utter squalor in reservations, where they're supplied with food and, until very recently, they even got a raw deal there. They dress up for the tourists but that's a sad thing for a proud people who were warriors'