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Originally posted by Dookie Master
"That's not in my American History Book" Thomas Ayres
Is another great example of a "revisionist" history compilation. I have been a history teacher in my professional life and one thing students love is to find out something new about history, like the Wright Brothers were not the first to make an scientifically observed, powered, heavier-than-air flight. (Gustave Whitehead)
That one hits home too because I taught in the "First in Flight" State.
Another poster suggested that source material is best, I cannot agree more. When living in DC, I lived on 5th and D NE and the park at the end of the road towards the Capitol Building had a statue of Nathaniel Greene. Being a teacher and interested in the history of my home state, I bought his biography, it was amazing how the letters between he and his wife recorded the struggle for independence so differently, she was in their home state of Rhode Island (I believe) and he was in the Southern Colonies fighting the British. Same time, husband and wife, two completely different accounts of the Revolutionary War.
It can happen that two completely different accounts of the same event can be true.
Originally posted by Pervius
What took care of the Indians was a few well paid men who sat around all day shooting the millions of Buffalo that used to roam the midwest.
Literally paid to sit there and shoot day after day after day....so the Indians would be starved to death.
Who paid those few guys to sit there and shoot day after day....shooting millions of rounds and just letting the Buffalo rot. Didn't even use anything on it to try and make money.
Originally posted by jiggerj
Originally posted by Sahabi
Was this plague a natural phenomena occurring in the Americas, or was it some sort of transfer of European germs (non-deadly to Europeans) onto the Native Americans (no previous immunity) through contact?
And, why did the natives of a any land catch Euro-diseases and not the other way around? Were the Americas disease-free before we got here?
Originally posted by Covertblack
reply to post by DarthMuerte
What I find amazing is that the Native Americans kicked the *blank* out of the Vikings. The vikings! If the plague wouldn't have occurred I believe Europeans would have found it much harder to take their land....