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American Indians lived in balance with mother earth, father moon, brother coyote and sister Does that just sound right because of the Berenstain Bears? Whichever animal they thought was their sister, the point is, the Indians were leaving behind a small carbon footprint before elements were wearing shoes.
If the government was taken over by hippies tomorrow, the directionless, ecologically friendly society they'd institute is about what we picture the Native Americans as having lived like.
The Indians were so good at killing trees that a team of Stanford environmental scientists think they caused a mini ice age in Europe.
When all of the tree-clearing Indians died in the plague, so many trees grew back that it had a reverse global warming effect. More carbon dioxide was sucked from the air, the Earth's atmosphere held on to less heat, and Al Gore cried a single tear of joy.
Init was bigger than London, and featured a sophisticated society with an urban centersatellite villages and thatched-roof houses lining the central plazas. While the city was abandoned by the time white people got to it, the evidence they left behind suggests a complex economy with trade routes from the Great Lakes all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico.
Contrary to what museums told us, the loin cloth was not the most advanced Native American technology. You know how people treat the very existence of the Great Pyramid in Egypt as one of history's most confounding mysteries?
Well, Cahokia's pyramid dwarfs that one, both in size and in degree of difficulty. The mound contains more than 2. To put that in perspective, all 13 million people who live in the state of Illinois today would have to carry three pound baskets of soil from as far away as Indiana to construct another one.
Well, because the Egyptians know how to treat one of the Eight Wonders of the World. America, on the other hand, appears to be trying to figure out how to turn it into a parking lot.
World Pyramids But think of all the parking!
In the realm of personal hygiene, the Europeans out-hippied the Indians by a foul smelling mile. Europeans at the time thought baths attracted the black humors, or some such bullshit, because they never washed and were amazed by the Indians' interest in personal cleanliness.
The natives, for their part, viewed Europeans as "just plain smelly" according to first hand records. Continue Reading Below Advertisement The Native Americans didn't hate Europeans just for the clouds of shit-smelling awfulness they dragged around behind them.
Missionaries met Indians who thought Europeans were "physically weak, sexually untrustworthy, atrociously ugly" and "possessed little intelligence in comparison to themselves. Verrazzano, the sailor who witnessed the densely populated East Coast, called a native who boarded his ship "as beautiful in stature and build as I can possibly describe," before presumably adding, "you know, for a dude.
British fisherman William Wood described the Indians in New England as "more amiable to behold, though dressed only in Adam's finery, than America was discovered in because Europeans were starting to get curious about the outside world thanks to the Renaissance and Enlightenment and Europeans of the time just generally being the first smart people ever.
Columbus named the people who already lived there Indians, presumably because he was being charmingly self-deprecating. That's the future's problem. Here's what we know. A bunch of vikings set up a successful colony in Greenland that lasted for years To put that into perspective, the white European settlement currently known as the United States will need to wait until the year to match that longevity.
The vikings spent a good portion of that time sending expeditions down south to try to settle what they called Vineland -- which historians now believe was the East Coast of North America.
Some place the vikings as far south as modern day North Carolina. After landing there with livestock, supplies and between and settlers, they set up the first successful European American colony And then the Native Americans kicked their ass out of the country, shooting the head viking in the heart with an arrow.
They were camping off the coast of America, and had every reason to settle America for about years. Despite being the biggest badasses in European history, one tangle with the natives was enough to convince the vikings that settling America wasn't worth the trouble.
If you think the pilgrims would have fared any better than the vikings against an East Coast chock-full of Native Americans, you either don't know what a viking is or you're placing entirely too much stock in the strategic importance of having belt buckles on your shoes. If the Indians had been at full strength inwhite people might still be sneaking onto the East Coast to steal wood pulp.
That's as far as the vikings got in years, and they were sailing from much closer than Europe and desperately needed the resources -- the two competing theories for why the viking settlements on Greenland eventually died out are lack of resources and getting killed by natives -- and, perhaps most importantly, they were goddamned vikings.
Continue Reading Below Advertisement So why did your history teachers lie? This should have been history teachers' version of dinosaurs: Consider this one a freebie, Hollywood. It turns out that many of the awesomest stories had to be paved over by the bullshit you memorized in order to protect your teachers and parents from awkward conversations.
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