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To: nathanbedford
Interesting that the French embraced them, learned their languages and lived amongst them.

While speaking of our aborigines, allow me to remind all of our Freepers that during the RevWar the only Algonquin tribe to stand with the patriots were the Oneidas. Please always support them.

37 posted on 01/01/2005 8:42:28 AM PST by Pharmboy (Listen...you can still hear the old media sobbing.)
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To: Pharmboy
Interesting that the French embraced them, learned their languages and lived amongst them.

There is a movie called "Black Robe" in which a French priest travels with some Indians to a mission in the wilderness. Relationships between the natives and Europeans were complex. It was brought up that the Indians would trade captured Frenchmen to the English or Dutch for weapons. In turn I would guess that the English and Dutch would sell the French back to France.

It seemed the the church had good intention's but it was the Indians destiny to lose the New World to the Europeans due to lack of technology and old hatreds between tribes.

Same old story throughout mankind's history.

47 posted on 01/01/2005 8:59:59 AM PST by Missouri
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To: Pharmboy

Do the Oneidas have a casino yet? If so, where is it and is that the best way to support them? Where's the action and how much money should I invest at the poker tables?


85 posted on 01/01/2005 10:29:37 AM PST by Paulus Invictus ( No soy anti-inmigrante! Soy anti-inmigrante ilegal!)
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