09-03-2010, 05:53 AM
Originally Posted by timberghost
My whole life I've been lied to!!!!! 12 years of school Social Studies/History telling me I was a Native American. Columbus, who's the first European to set foot here thinks he's in India and calls the people he finds "Indians". 1492 who found who?! . Starving settlers that knew nothing about farming, planting, hunting, and adapting to the climate here were shown the way by Native Americans (according to historical facts and such) which by the way was called the 1st Thanksgiving (according to historical facts and such) Cavalries and settlers gunning/cutting down the Native Americans and herding them onto small pieces of land later to be called "reservations". Well now here I am on my reservation about to be squashed again due to NYS knit-picking Federal treaties made with the Gov't a long time ago stating "let these Native Americans live on these reservations to govern themselves and be free of any taxation and state government ordinances!!!!!!" Well, the "Indians" get smart and start selling legalized products and legitimate business on the "reservation" and the State of NY says "hey!!!!! We want in on that!!!!!! Anyways, now I have to find out where I really came from. Maybe I'm a German Indian, Czech Indian, Austrailian maybe. Hell!!! I don't know!!!!!
what you say is fact. the peoples that were here frist got poked no doubt about it. and yup the history books will be rewritten because columbus wasn't the first European here. several were here long before he was. as well as maybe the Chinese, Japanese and the polynesians
asia. the first peoples on this continent came from asia, the books will say 17000 years ago. some believe as far back as 40000 years ago. there is also paleolithic evidence of the first peoples coming from europe as well and meeting the peoples from asia somewhere in the middle of the continent. i believe this is probably pretty likely.
so yea, your ancestors, like mine, arrived on this continent from somewhere else.
no disrespect intended
Last edited by ronn; 09-03-2010 at 08:57 AM.