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Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
reply to post by kimish
Great story. I live on the Quanah Parker trail. The settlers here used to "harvest" buffalo bones that littered the area. They were left over from the hunting that was used as a war tactic against the Comanche.
Originally posted by Hanslune
reply to post by Freeborn
Thanks for saying that I thought that was particular daft thing to say about Europeans, kinda a reburp of the old noble savage concept.
Europeans were just as nasty to themselves, as were the rest of humans to other humans.
If you want to see how civilized native Americans acted without Europeans 'telling them what to do' look a that the legends and writings of the Mayan, Aztec and Inca (and their predecessors). Conquest, murder, war - just like the rest of the humans on our good old planet.
Originally posted by Freeborn
reply to post by peter vlar
Do you honestly believe that no native American had ever raped a woman or tortured someone from another tribe prior to European contact?
Some Native American tribes very peaceful and lived an almost spiritual existence at one with their environment, just as many were very violent and warlike - much the same as the world over.
A lot of the stuff that is being discussed, and perhaps what will be discussed, has been mentioned in this ongoing thread.