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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
I am really bothered that the hosts are referring to Native American genocide as "conflicts" over and over again. If you look at the historical record Native Americans in this country were certainly victims of genocide and this should not be minimized by calling it "conflicts." In some cases entire Native American nations were driven extinct by European colonizers. Land was stolen, people were forbidden to speak their own languages and were their own clothes. Isn't this genocide? Maybe it is difficult to admit this because of what it says about the founding of the United States.
posted 3 years ago
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