Re: Saving the ethnosphere

From: Philip Jonkers (
Date: Wed May 01 2002 - 17:39:56 BST

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    > Exactly. They are Americans now, instead of being a Chickasaws. A
    > complete culture has been lost, and replaced with another. If this was
    > the only case in the U.S., no big problem. But this happened to a few
    > hundred other Native cultures in U.S., and from a certain point of view
    > it is actually quite terrible.

    Only if the natives are found to be ill-adapted to their new cultural
    For instance, IIRC many `idians' became addicted to alcohol and killed
    off more with the new weapons (guns) they were handed from the white
    In that sense, yes it is quite terrible but other than that it's mostly
    (no offense). If the natives on the other hand gained from the new culture,
    I don't
    see any real reason why it is terrible.


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