THE TRUTH OF NATIVE AMERICANS BEFORE THE GENOCIDE
Gotta put this on blast.
We never needed a white savior.
I hate this country.
What I learned from this video:
- 100 million Native Americans died at the hands of white colonists
- Instead of planting crops the colonists spent their days digging random holes in the ground looking for gold. They started starving and dug up Indian corpses to eat. They took Indian prisoners and forced them to teach the colonists how to farm
- Native Americans had massive cities with tens of thousands of well constructed houses, intricate water canals and large merchant areas.
- The Native Americans used soaps, deodorants and breath sweeteners while colonists never bathed or even took of their clothes
- There was a delousing policy with the mantra Nits create Lice; nits being Native American babies, so their goal was to kill every Indian, including babies
- In the 1700’s 80% of the Federal Budget went towards eradicating the Native American population so they could take their developed farmland
- Colonists leaders went town after town killing men women and children under the approval of George Washington
- "Pursue Indians to extermination" -Thomas Jefferson
- California governor (1849-1851): “extermination must continue to be waged until the Indian becomes extinct”
The main factor which prevented Native American extinction was the fact they were used for slave labor. The most prized Native Americans were young girls who were said to be valued for labor and lust (that one white dude in your ethnic studies class that says he’s 1/36th Cherokee?)
In modern times children were forced into Indian Boarding Schools whose goal was to “Kill the Indian in them”. It was federal policy. They were beaten if they used their native tongue, they were forced to dress and style their hair like whites
This country was literally built on terrorism and mass murder. White people are savage terrorists.
Is this real? Shouldn’t there be ruins of the cities and aquaducts?
if ur first question regarding the native american genocide is “is this real?” you really should not be following my blog
I’m not doubting the genocide or government policies against Native Americans. What I meant was the cities thing. Like all the rest is blatant fact that the westerners were fucking evil, but how is the city thing real? Like did the colonists destroy the cities? This video seems mostly factual but it also seems really sensationalized.
look what I found on pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/svelteheat/maya-more-architecture/
They tried it.
My cousin told me they recently unearthed a native building in Guyana but the government just left it alone after half digging it up.
"But how is the city thing real", uh, we’ve got the Anasazi cliff dwellings in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah.
Also, want to talk about the extinction of Buffalo- Fucking government had them all killed so that Native Americans wouldn’t have food.
And during that assimilation process of turning “savages into the civilized”, in which Native Americans took up jobs (ex. blacksmiths) to adapt to western society, they were better than their white counterparts, who then went to the government and complained that they were “stealing their jobs” (argument sound familiar??). There was NEVER ANY actual intention of accepting Native Americans (POC, really), as part of American society.
We have sculptures, even in government buildings depicting deaths of Native Americans because it was “essential for the progress of the nation” (Western Expansion). See The Indian: They Dying Chief Contemplating the Progress of Civilization by Thomas Crawford.
I learned more about this shit in the course of ~2 lectures in my American Art History class than I did in the ENTIRETY of my 1-12 schooling.
EDIT- Also, “Like did the colonists destroy the cities?” I SERIOUSLY, WOULDN’T be surprised. I mean, we have no existing structures of longhouses, yet we still have old wooden forts still standing. And don’t “the craftsmanship must have been weak” me, NO. Those we’re meant as permanent structures to house tribes year round, and designed to withstand the elements.
Second law of Thermodynamics dictates if no energy is put into maintaining a structure, it will fall into chaos (ex. you put no effort into cleaning your room/ keeping it clean, it will get messy. Or, if you don’t eat, you’ll die). SO, IF Native Americans WERE LEFT ALONE/ allowed to live/ say, not all round up and sent on a mass relocation through harsh conditions to reservations (Trail of Tears, anyone?) by governmental decree ( FUCK YOU, ANDREW JACKSON!), then their cities/ structures WOULD HAVE been maintained, and we would have evidence existing today.
But NO- YOU CAN’T have POC looking more advanced. I mean come on- all those noses seriously fell off all those Egyptian sculptures?? Or were people trying to eradicate evidence that POC can have their own great, ADVANCED, civilizations (hint: the answer is yes).
I hate when people say that Bison and Buffalo are the same thing. NO, BUFFALO DON’T EXIST ANY MORE, just accept it. The thing that really gets me about everything, is that almost none of this is taught to us in school (K-12). The few things that are included are usually blatant lies, that only hind the horrible truth. I remember in grade school the extinction of the buffalo was described in one short sentence, ‘due to over hunting by both Native Americans and new settlers to the west”. That was it, and most kids forgot it just as soon as we turned the page.
In 4th grade at my grade school the focus in history was on our State history (for us it was Wisconsin) which has a rich Native American history. However, we didn’t talk much about it. The Black Hawk War was nothing but a date on a timeline. We did talk shortly about the French and Indian war (Seven Years war) but all I can remember from it was my class being yelled at when we were sympathizing with the Indians in the conflict. She only said, “IF BRITAIN HADN’T WON YOU WOULDN’T BE SPEAKING ENGLISH RIGHT NOW”, and that was the last thing she said about it. Alls I thought was, “would that really be that bad?”
A few things I will add to the Indian Boarding Schools, is that people from the institutions would pretty much just show up at their door steps and take the children away. Then once they were at the schools, a lot of the children were physically and sexually abused by the teachers. But the saddest thing is that when I watched accounts from people who had lived through these schools, when asked if they would go through it again (if they had a choice), almost all of them said yes (including the ones that were the most abused).
I realize there is no way to change the past, I just would like the past to be taught as it ACTUALLY happened. Please stop teaching lies to our children and trying to sweep these events in American history under the rug.