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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Illegal immigration

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving; and please take a moment to remember the Nauset, Wampanoag, Narraganset, Massachusett, Nipmuck, Pocumtuc, Tunxis, Quinnipiac, Mattabesic, Paugussett, Niantic, Montaukett, Shinnecock, Pequot and Mohegan peoples, who were among the first nations to fall as a result of the European invasions of the Americas.


  1. Your Protestant bias is showing. The Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay and Jamestown colonies were distant latecomers after the Italians and Spaniards. It's difficult to quantify genocide, but what happened south of the Rio Grande was at least equally horrific.

  2. Good point. David Stannard's American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New World is an excellent account of this.

  3. Ok, edited post a bit to reflect the fact that Spain started manifesting its destiny in the New World nearly a century before England did.