RE: Bones Reveal Some Truth in 'Noble Savage Myth

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            <As a bit of conjecture, and IMHO, looking round the world now, as
    well as
    > the history of the UK, I would suggest that the idea of the native in
    > harmony with the environment is a fantasy brought on by a combination of
    > guilt on behalf of the American Settlers, and a bit of cunning by the
    > natives.>
            Right, and besides even if we (speaking as a European) did made the
    amerindians more violent than their "noble" past, their got own back through
    giving us things like potatos (would the Irish famine had have happened over
    a native species?) and, IIRC the fatal strain of syphillis. Of course, that
    doesn't compensate for the- what's the estimate?- 60 million dead lives lost
    through colonialism in the Americas.


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