~~October 2, 2016~~
ATROCITIES AGAINST NATIVE AMERICANS
This is a topic which isn’t really taught in schools.
I went to a private, Catholic school in Puerto Rico, and don’t remember any teaching about the genocide of the Native Americans.
For that matter, I wasn’t taught about the atrocities committed to the indigenous people of Puerto Rico either.
It is now, after my retirement, that I have plenty of time on my hands, that I’m catching up to history.
This is a topic that has always been interesting to me.
As I keep abreast of the event in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, I’ve been looking for information about this topic and many other related ones.
It’s a shame that we are so consumed with the presidential campaign and the antics of one of the candidates, that many other events are taking place without the media informing viewers about them.
Seems that we have to do the investigating ourselves.
Guess that is a sign of adulthood.
We have to do things ourselves.
Numerous atrocities against Native Americans span the hundreds of years from the first arrival of European explorers to the modern era under a wide range of circumstances.
Today there are over 500 Native American tribes in the United States, each with a distinct culture, way of life and history. Even today, Native Americans face large challenges to cope with the disadvantages history has left them and ongoing cases of discrimination.
10 million+ estimated number of Native Americans living in land that is now the United States when European explorers first arrived in the 15th century
Less than 300,000 estimated number of Native Americans living in the United States around 1900
5.2 million identified as American Indian or Alaska Native in the 2010 census
While the Native Americans’ history began thousands of years ago, their European encounter started with one man.
Determined to find a direct route from Europe to Asia, Christopher Columbus stumbled on the Americas in 1492.
… and the rest is history!!
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The Genocide of Native Americans/Crimes against humanity
~~Published on Mar 29, 2015~~
Where Did Largest Genocide In The World Happen?
Most people would answer Germany, and the Jewish Holocaust. Actually though, the largest genocide happened in the USA, with the native American Indians, with an estimated 60 million to 120 million indigenous people killed.
60 To 120 Million Native Inhabitants Exterminated By Illegal ‘Settlers’, After Living On Continent For 200,000 Years In Sustainable Way.
(the biggest genocide in the history of humankind).
A 200,000 YEAR OLD CIVILIZATION WAS ‘DISAPPEARED’ AND 500 NATIONS WERE WIPED OUT
AMERICAN WAS BORN IN GENOCIDE, BATHED IN MURDER, RACISM, BLOOD AND VIOLENCE
~Martin Luther King Jr.~
“Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race.
Even before there were large numbers of Negroes on our shore, the scar of racial hatred had already disfigured colonial society. From the sixteenth century forward, blood flowed in battles over racial supremacy.
We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode. Our literature, our films, our drama, our folklore all exalt it.
Our children are still taught to respect the violence which reduced a red-skinned people of an earlier culture into a few fragmented groups herded into impoverished reservations.”
~Martin Luther King Jr.~
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