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Native Americans on Thanksgiving [VIDEO]

  • 26-11-2015 7:32pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 1,356 ✭✭✭ MakeEmLaugh


    YouTube channel WatchCut Video has uploaded a video of Native Americans discussing what 'Thanksgiving' means to them (they have also recently uploaded videos of Native Americans on what language, Christopher Columbus and reservations mean to them).

    It's a startling contrast to the celebratory tone of most American media.

    Some of the extracts include.

    - “Lies.”
    - “Sadness. Total sadness. Thanksgiving is a time when my family gets together - and tells stories about our creation myths and who we were and who we are... and really what we lost.”
    - “Colonisation.”
    - “That's a horror. A horror beyond measure. A terrible, brutal atrocity, massacre.”



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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,681 ✭✭✭ Fleawuss


    Isn't it odd that if they hadn't lost Germany would have won world war 1 probably, there might not have been world war 2, if there was Germany would have won that, nobody would have walked on the moon, Iraq wouldn't have been invaded, computers and the Internet wouldn't exist and on and on. Given the choice I'd rather we have the US rather that herds of buffalo and a population of nomads.


  • Registered Users Posts: 41,458 ✭✭✭✭ SEPT 23 1989


    They did all right out of America in the end


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,020 ✭✭✭ BlaasForRafa


    It's not as if the "Native" Americans originated in North America anyway, their ancestors immigrated from Asia.

    They had the continent for thousands of years and did f**k all except sit around and eat buffalo, it's no surprise they got pushed out when a more advanced civilization moved in, now they just whine interminably about it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 43 ✭✭✭ Howard Roark


    It's not as if the "Native" Americans originated in North America anyway, their ancestors immigrated from Asia.

    They had the continent for thousands of years and did f**k all except sit around and eat buffalo, it's no surprise they got pushed out when a more advanced civilization moved in, now they just whine interminably about it.

    Nailed it in one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,312 Paramite Pie


    It's not as if the "Native" Americans originated in North America anyway, their ancestors immigrated from Asia.

    They had the continent for thousands of years and did f**k all except sit around and eat buffalo, it's no surprise they got pushed out when a more advanced civilization moved in, now they just whine interminably about it.

    They were there long enough for no-one to remember their origins in the Old World. The term 'Native' may seem outdated now but even by the time of the Irish famine there were a lot of 'states' that didn't exist or hadn't been settled by Europeans yet. Look at a map of the US in the 1800s and you'd be shocked.

    https://annexx51.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/050-states-and-territories-of-the-united-states-of-america-december-29-1845-to-june-18-1846.png

    No other group had such a massive drop in population, Africa is still primarily African, plenty of Maori in New Zealand (14%), we're primarily Irish etc..

    Looking back, they should've just let the Pilgrims starve....


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  • Site Banned Posts: 1,749 ✭✭✭ Second Toughest in_the Freshers


    It's not as if the "Native" Americans originated in North America anyway, their ancestors immigrated from Asia.

    They had the continent for thousands of years and did f**k all except sit around and eat buffalo, it's no surprise they got pushed out when a more advanced civilization moved in, now they just whine interminably about it.

    shure you could say the same about the Irish,,,,

    edit, probably substitute 'potatoes' for buffalo tho'


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,793 ScumLord


    It's not as if the "Native" Americans originated in North America anyway, their ancestors immigrated from Asia.

    They had the continent for thousands of years and did f**k all except sit around and eat buffalo, it's no surprise they got pushed out when a more advanced civilization moved in, now they just whine interminably about it.
    They contributed to a mass extinction event, which is the hallmark of any advanced civilization. They did it with stone tools too.

    There's also some evidence they did have civilisations on a par with the guys down in south America, but abandoned that way of life for something more in tune with nature.


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