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[–] Tom_Spanx 0 points 32 points (+32|-0) ago 

I always thought Native Americans should be the ones winning every pissing contest. Do black Americans or Jews really think they're gone through more, as peoples, than all the indigenous North Americans who barely even exist anymore? Even when I see gatherings of Native Americans, almost all of them are mutts, hardly any ethnically pure ones left.

Don't get me wrong, oppression olympics is a stupid game where you win stupid prizes. There's just clearly someone who's closer to that stupid prize than ex-slaves and ex-slave traders.


[–] Empire_of_the_mind 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

Native Americans by and large merged into the larger American gene pool. Their presence continues unannounced, but their influence is striking if you study it.


[–] BlackSheepBrouhaha 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

Most States maintain their Indian names. Most Indians died of diseases we couldn't have known about before germ theory. Indians negotiated and traded with settlers peacefully. They err instrumental in the mapping of America, in exchange they got horses, blankets, weapons, and medicine. Those who fought against settlers fought dirty and lost. It's like paying reperations to losers of the Superbowl. It doesn't make any sense.

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[–] Mikel777 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago  (edited ago)

There was an ongoing Indian holocaust for thousands of years before whites ever arrived to settle in the North American continent. When the first whites arrived here they found the place under siege of Indian warfare, they were constantly at each other's throats, and they tortured each other to death too.

Further, whites never had a chance to defeat Indians, even with their more advanced weapons, not just because they were outnumbered by Indians in the beginning, but because Indians were already very tactically advanced fighters. Indians were tougher and fearless, and had good military tactics and training, especially in camouflage, and in the case of plains Indians, horsemanship and large battalion warfare. The plains Indians were basically the same as Mongols with their horsemanship and abilities as archers from horseback. They acquired all this from constant very long multi-generation warfare with other tribes. If they had actually put aside their differences, they would have wiped white settlers clean off the continent.

Instead, whites were seen as another tribe that Indians could ally with against other tribes, and as a source of cool new weapons they could use against their tribal enemies. If whites won any war against the Indians at all, it was due to their abilities to pit tribes against one another and play the trade game with them long enough to get their numbers up to make a fighting difference.


[–] GenRipper 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

The plains indians didnt have horses until horses arrived in north america with the spanish.


[–] Mustard_of_puppets 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

The difference is natives still have actual pride in who they are. Not much for whining.