To: another cricket
Tocqueville like most Europeans had a romanticized and false view of what Indian culture and life were
Granted. And what happened to them?
posted on 07/27/2002 7:49:26 PM PDT
Some died. Some lived. Some adapted. Some fought. Some inner-married. Some committed unspeakable acts of barbarism. Some had unspeakable acts of barbarism committed against them. The same things that always has happened.
For the most part they are still there if you look. Except for the mound builders of the Ohio Valley who over farmed their land and starved to death or left about 100 years before Columbus arrived.
The point I am trying to make, perhaps poorly, is that Tocqueville one-dimensional simple noble savage never existed. And basically it was Europeans sitting around their salons in Paris that created him.
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