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Fighting Domestic Terrorism Since 1492 by poasterchild Fighting Domestic Terrorism Since 1492 by poasterchild
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stephdumas Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
What about the Vikings? Should they get a part of the blame too?
www.cracked.com/article_19864_…

And there more mysteries who had been added to the equation from what I read on the following links
www.independent.co.uk/news/wor…
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Luna…
rt.com/news/stone-age-america-…
answers.yahoo.com/question/ind…
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Kellkrull87 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Although I agree 100% with the conveyed message what bugs me a bit is this: The 1492 is obviously a reference to Christopher Columbus. Some say that he killed the Native Americans. Thats not true because he didnt go to America (believe it or not), he went mosltly in the Caribbean, Cuba, Hispaniola (Haiti-Dominican Republic), the East coast of Mexico and mybe the Florida coast.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Read this: [link]

These people were native Americans, because "America" refers to the entirety of the western hemisphere, not only to that portion of it that became the United States.
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Kellkrull87 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Well, what can I say no one is perfect. I believe though that for Columbus Day everything about him should be said: What he did right and what he did wrong. I think that to abolish Columbus day would just make us forget all the bad things that happened since 1492. Thanks for the link. :)
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The-Ironwing-Kaiser Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Two thumbs up for this. Put an end to Domestic Terrorism!
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Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Love this one, the real story of American needs to be told, same with my home country Canada.
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lichtie Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Did the early age of European 'Conquest' and Colonisation' of the Americas at Uni. We Europeans should admit to what essentially was 'Genocide' and we should apologise for that, as well as the other invasions and subsequent treatment of the indigenous peoples.
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Kellkrull87 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
You are right but you gotta understand that it was the various didease of the explorers that killed off the native populations at a higher percentage than military action.
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lichtie Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Too true, unfortunately, my friend. Smallpox and other 'European' diseases and viruses cut large swathes through the indigenous populations of many of the 'newly' discovered lands and continents.
There is an unproved 'story' that a British general gave 'as a gift' blankets from a barracks that soldiers were dying or had died from smallpox. Whether he/they knew or not that smallpox could be transmitted by such an action is, perhaps, unlikely. Although ships did carry and fly 'quarantine' flags. Nevertheless, you are correct in what you write about the higher percentage of lives lost by disease than military action or 'mere' exploration.
As with much of 'recent-modern' history about Colonialism and Imperialism, much has been re-written to suit the present time(s). The UK's teaching of History in Secondary schools is being cut in both hours taught and subject area. Many Academics are having to fight a long hard battle (no pun) to prove to education ministers that History is a Science and should not merely be regarded as an 'Art/Humanities' subject. As an Historian, I'm, admittedly, biased and tend to agree that it is a science.
thanks for your reply on my comment. Much appreciated1
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scholarwarrior-lad Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice one! Topical as always.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks so much!!!
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scholarwarrior-lad Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome buddeh.
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DanDrazen Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013   Writer
Native Americans have their own understanding of the phrase "Well, there goes the neighborhood."
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You know what we called America before the Europeans arrived, don't you?
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DanDrazen Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013   Writer
Let me guess: "Ours."
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Heheheh. You're too sharp for me, Dan.

OK, you know why Custer was so well-dressed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn?
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DanDrazen Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013   Writer
OK, that one I don't know. BTW, there's a chapter on Indian humor in Vine Deloria's first book that I'm aware of, "Custer Died For Your Sins."
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah there is. I steal all of my good stuff from Vine. ;)

Anyway, the reason why Custer was so well-dressed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn was because. . .

[DRUM ROLL]

. . .he was wearing an Arrow shirt. :)

[RIM SHOT]
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AdahihiInada Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I wouldn't exactly say domestic, more like occupation.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Give me some literary license, brother. Pilamaya!
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AdahihiInada Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol, will do.
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one-rook Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really appreciate you posting posters to spark discussion about indigenous issues. I just finished doing a brief study on depictions of Native Americans and Native symbology on deviantART, and one of the things I found striking and disturbing was the extent to which people here were willing to *use* stereotypes and even *acknowledge* that they were doing so, but rarely to talk about why that is a dangerous thing to do in a world where indigenous peoples are still struggling for basic survival and rights. It's really encouraging to see someone diving into it headfirst!
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AdahihiInada Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yet also many assimilated Natives who long to be like their white masters say what we Traditionalists consider sacred and proper are stereotypes. Meanwhile, we believe lumping all of us in with those desperate to be White is a stereotype.

I proudly support my ancestry and the Old Ways and will continue to honor them. Nobody can tell me to stop regardless of race.

Furthermore, I LIVE the struggle and try to raise awareness here on DA and have been told by racists (and I'm only talking about here not in real life or elsewhere) how "savage" we are and how much we must die and should be burnt alive, etc.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Brother, if you have not already read it get and read "God Is Red" by Vine Deloria, Jr.
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AdahihiInada Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I hope to soon.
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one-rook Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yipes. Sorry to hear you've had so much trouble with bigoted idiots out in the world.

There's a lot of interesting discussion out there (at least in scholarly circles) about traditionalism versus assimilation, and the difficulties that both choices/ideologies pose, and whether there's a way to walk outside of strict adherence to tradition without becoming, as you put it, "Natives who long to be like their white masters." Dakota/Ojibwa scholar Scott Richard Lyons has an interesting book called "X-Marks" that explores this question.

One of the other interesting this I found in studying these representations on deviantART was that many Native artists seemed just as likely to use very basic stereotypes to produce their art as non-Native artists, and just as likely to acknowledge but *not critically engage* with those stereotypes. Phrases like "I know this doesn't represent any particular tribe, I was just going for a native-based fantasy theme" kept popping up over and over again without any kind of consideration of why this kind of generalization might be a problem, and it didn't actually seem to matter much whether the artist was Native or not. I'm pretty new to Indigenous Studies and Native American Studies, so I had some trouble knowing what to make of this pattern, but it's definitely indicative of an interesting and worrisome trend.

Best of luck dealing with hatemongers. Keep learning, keep teaching.
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AdahihiInada Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, THAT kind of thing. I get you know.

Thanks for the well wishes.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Brother, if you have not already read it get and read "God Is Red" by Vine Deloria, Jr.
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one-rook Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's been on my "to-read" list for a while. I've actually read a lot more Philip Deloria than Vine D., but I'm working my way through a bunch of stuff.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Vine devotes a bunch of space to a discussion of "authentic" versus "synthetic" peoples and the ties to the land (or lack thereof) that he sees as the basis for that dichotomy. You'll find it compelling.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome, and thanks!
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goldenavatar Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Very foreboding, considering how successful their counter-insurgency and counter-invasion tactics have worked out.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Would you care to elaborate?
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emperorkirkwall Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Natives were here first, and we forcibly took their lands :/ we can't even deny that.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
. . .and systematically violated the treaties and then took what remained. For example, in the case of the Sioux, they were promised everything depicted in the gold color in this map [link] "for as long as the grass shall grow." Those lands were systematically stolen, and today, the Sioux control only the areas shown in red on this map: [link]
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