Originally posted by mkgandhas
reply to post by Bearack
USA was responsible for 15-30 million deaths of native americans according to researcher David Stannard.
Aztlan resistance movement and La Raza have estimated that usa murdered 100 million native americans.But independent historians estimate 30 million.Yamin Zakaria gave the estimate of 70 million native americans murdered.Marxist estimates of 160 million which is too high in my opinion
As the whites stole the lands from the native americans,I consider the Aztlan's movement estimates as credible.
371 treaties were made by the US government with Native Americans. The United States govenment violated 370 of those treaties, to date. Over 250 years, 160 million Native Americans have been killed by the US government
Those stats are so outlandish its hard to fathom that one would believe such rhetoric. Lets just look at the 100 million accusation. That's currently nearly the entire population of Mexico and 1/3 the current population of the US. With their current technology, there would be NO possible way for them to sustain such a massive population , even with the vast open land they would be exposed to. They were hunters with limited farming capabilities. Hence why the majority of tribes were forced to migrate along with the bison, moose and elk herds.
Many of the deaths pre-Western civilizations was merely Spanish conquistadors which brought small box and the plague. Nothing to do with the United States Government during the 16th century extinction.
Granted, the US did do biological warfare, but extremely minute in comparison to what Spain did. Spain brought decimation to 2 entire continents well before a US government was even conceived.
Anyway, we are getting WAY off subject here. And I apologize for continuing it.
Please to get back onto the subject at hand now.