Thursday, July 05, 2007

Indian Genocide

In the discussion of the purported genocide of Native Americans, here is a decent, brief summary. Fashions in history change, and the fashion in the 1960's and 70's was to ramp up the claim of European genocidal intent. That has changed, and the opinion of researchers now tends in the opposite direction, that disease was the overwhelming culprit. During both periods there have dissenters from the popular view.

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