Does anyone still doubt that the Americas were invaded and occupied through violence??
In a disturbing find, scientists uncover the remains of ancestors bearing marks of physical violence at the hands of Spanish Conquistadores. One skull features a musket round to the head.
The state of an ancestors remains speak to their peoples from the grave in accordance with many traditions among American Aboriginals. These remains for the conscious Aboriginal, the Indigenist minded in Indian Country represent the beginning of a legacy of genocide in the Americas, a sickness that pervades our ancestral lands to this day.
While many non-Indigenous people may see this as an interesting pile of bones, for Aboriginals remains of the dead are sacred and such finds hold a deeper meaning. The wounds found on the remains display the intense violence used against Americans by invading Europeans, as well as the slow demise of our peoples, our countries and our independence.
As we are told that such things, "Happen to all civilisations and cultures," and that "Indians were just as violent as the Settlers," our feelings on the matter are dismissed as an "attitude problem." And for five centuries we have accepted this apathy while we watch Euroamericans who were not even alive during the Nazi holocaust being paid reparations by German and Swiss businesses for crimes committed before, during and after the Nazi's nightmare.
While our genocide served as the instructional basis for the German programme of ethnic extermination, Hitler admired the racial "purity" of North American "Nordics" who "Has remained
racially pure and unmixed, rose to be master of the continent; he will
remain the master as long as he does not fall a victim to defilement of
the blood." He praised what he called the "cleasing" of North America of a parasite race to make room for the "superior" Ayran.
Some of us speak of the long-term and irreparable damage done to our people in the past as well as the present and we are punished by insensitivity and accusations of "reverse racism" and "whining". Very few but the most hardcore bigots would disrespect a Jew this way for demanding acknowledgement of a crime against humanity. But when such venom is directed towards Aboriginals and Africans in the Americas in light of the historical and now, physical evidence of such arrogant belligerence begining from first contact, it is considered polite to tell the grieved that they are the one with the problem.
Perhaps this will inspire some Euroamericans to reconsider the true origins of their occupation in these lands and the price Aboriginals, Africans and Asians have paid in blood, sweat and dignity all for the glory of a White colonialist state. Something to think about while you chat over burgers on the 4th of July, the day North American Aboriginals lost our freedom for real as the Whites fought for theirs from England.
I, as well as many others pray that the research teams respect the remains and re-bury them in a respectable manner. And I thank them for continuing the struggle for our peoples liberation. - The Angryindian
Archaeologists in Peru have uncovered the human skeleton of what they conclude is the earliest known gunshot victim in the New World.
Digging in an Inca cemetery in the suburbs of Lima, they came on well-preserved remains of an individual with holes less than an inch in diameter in the back and front of the skull. Forensic scientists in Connecticut said the position of the round holes and some minuscule iron particles showed that the person most likely was shot and killed by a Spanish musket ball.
Ceramics and other artifacts in the 72 examined graves established the approximate time of the burials, archaeologists said, and this indicated that these were casualties of combat between Inca warriors and Spanish invaders, who seized the Andean empire in 1532. Spanish chronicles describe a pitched battle, a last stand of the Incas that was fought in the vicinity in 1536.
posted by Angryindian at 20.6.07