posted on May, 4 2012 @ 08:29 PM
The dirty little secret many revisionist historians want kept is that internecine
between Native Americans was "ubiquitous"
In addition to decimation by war with European groups (in contrast to those who worked to covert Indians to faith in Christ), armed conflict and
ritual violence between Indians themselves are of considerable antiquity in North America. In North American Indigenous Warfare and Ritual Violence,
it is evidenced that in contrast to revisionist history that tribal warfare was more like football games, recent findings provide more evidence that
from antiquity Indians fought each other, that internecine "warfare was ubiquitous; every major culture area of native North America reviewed herein
has produced archaeological, ethnohistorical, osteological, or ethnographic evidence of armed conflict and ritual violence." This could involve the
taking of human trophies being encouraged before contact with Europeans, and hostilities that at least among some areas resulted in "the massacre and
mutilation of men, women, and children."
Of course, that source being Conservapeida, I suppose those whose distaste for all things conservative might have trouble trusting this source, so
let's try a source that claims no side of any political spectrum:
In the Jesuit Relation for 1671 (25, ed. 1858) Father Dablon, speaking of Green Bay, Wisconsin, wrote that the Menominee, the Sauk, the
Potawatomi, and other neighboring tribes, "being driven from their own countries, which are the lands southward near Missilimakinac, have taken refuge
at the head of this bay, beyond which one can see inland the 'Nation of the Fire,' or Mathkoutench, with one of the Illinois tribes called Oumiami,
and the Foxes."
Driven from their homes by whom?
the Father relates: "Four nations make their abode here, namely, those who hear the name Puants [i. e., the Winnebago], who have always lived
here, as it were, in their own country, and who, having been defeated by the Illinois, their enemies, have been reduced from a very flourishing and
populous people to nothing; the Potawatomi, the Sauk, and the Nation of the Fork (de la Fourche) also live here, but as strangers, the fear of the
Iroquois having driven them from their lands, which are between the Lake of the Hurons and that of the Illinois."
Now, inasmuch as the Neuters with their allies, the Ottawa, encountered their enemies on the western "shores" of Lake Huron, i. e., in the present
Michigan peninsula, and as it is known that as late as 1642 the Neuters sent into this region a force of 2,000 warriors which destroyed a stronghold
of their enemies, it can be said with propriety that the Algonquian tribes formerly inhabiting the peninsula were driven there from by the Nadō'weg,
meaning, conclusively it would seem, the Neuters, but understood by the French missionaries and writers to signify the "Iroquois," properly so called.
Hence, the confusion regarding the invaders who drove out the tribes formerly dwelling westward of Lake Huron. But it is also true that after the
total defeat of the Neuters in 1651 by the "true" Iroquois, or League of Five Nations, these latter tribes came in touch at once with the tribes which
had been at war against the Neuters, and in some cases naturally the Iroquois inherited the quarrels of the Neuters. The Iroquois proper did not,
therefore, drive out the Potawatomi, the Sauk, the Foxes, and the other fugitive tribes from their ancient territories west of Lake Huron, for the
Potawatomi were in Wisconsin as early as 1634, when Nicolet found them there. It was nearly 20 years later that the "true" Iroquois advanced into the
lake region in pursuit of the Hurons, the Tionontati, and the Neuter fugitives, fleeing from the ruins of their towns and homes.
What does the U.N. have to say about all of that, I wonder?
edit on 4-5-2012 by Jean Paul Zodeaux because: (no reason given)