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To: virgil283
There are plenty of primitive cultures that don't fit the leftist notion of the noble savage. The Jivaroan peoples in Ecuador had a culture based on violence and fighting, with the most common cause of death for men being murder. They were one of the few indigenous cultures in that area not conquered by the Spanish.

On the day that the Conquistadors demanded that they surrender and pay tribute to them thousands of Jivaro came out of the jungle and massacred all but a few of the Spanish present.

By the 1950s their houses were designed with fortifications to defend against gunfire, even among friends firearms were at the ready during every visit. A visitor would expect his host's wife to eat from the same bowl of food before he did, to reduce the chance of being poisoned.

9 posted on 03/16/2013 9:19:29 PM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: freeandfreezing

and american indian tribes were not environmentally friendly or peaceful either.


10 posted on 03/16/2013 9:45:45 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”)
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