SW10: Psychovant Teaches American History #6 (The Rest of the Injuns)
seiler at eilertech.com
Tue Nov 12 19:28:48 PST 2019
This is Psychovant the Duck, still here and teaching American history.
Last week we talked about how the White Man beat the Aztecs. Now, how'd
they beat all the other Injuns on the whole continent?
... Disease. Even with the tech difference between them and Euros, the
Injuns fought off everyone who wasn't a conquistador *successfully* for
100 years, until the white man's diseases finally killed 90% of Injuns.
- One Spanish priest heard this accusation, then calmly said, "It
wasn't one-sided. They gave us syphilis."
- Even then, the first Indian wars were kind of dicey for the first
English and Dutch settlers on the mainland.
(https://historyofmassachusetts.org/what-was-king-philips-war/) And the
Injuns were still holding out for almost 400 years after. It was their
Mad Max remnants vs. the Industrial Revolution.
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