Talk:American Indian Genocide

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I prefer my edit - it doesn't completely reek of liberal bias. --Thammersmith 17:32, 17 April 2007 (EDT)

I like yours better too. It isnt anti-American. It gives just the facts.Bohdan

At the same time, we must be careful not to gloss over the fact that the Dawes Act was an unfortunate episode in American history. DanH 17:35, 17 April 2007 (EDT)

Forgive me for being hopelessly P.C., but shouldn't this article be called "Native American Genocide"? Human 21:34, 22 April 2007 (EDT)

I think this article originally was talking about the cultural ramifications of the Dawes Act, which led to the creation of institutions such as what is now the Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. American Indians were taken from their homes and not allowed to speak their native languages, not allowed to hunt, and not allowed to eat food they were used to. A number died in the first winter of its enactment. It may not have been "genocide' per se, but the fact that a description of this term was erased with the statement "liberal myth" bothers me. I've had a look at some of the primary documents dealing with this subject and, quite frankly, there's not a whole lot to be proud of there. DanH 22:32, 18 March 2008 (EDT)
Added the Dawes Act and its ties to the liberal myth, while at the same time making it extremely clear that, at least strictly speaking, it was not a genocide due to the fact that it was not a deliberate attempt at killing a mass amount of people for their culture. Pokeria1 (talk) 07:38, 13 June 2017 (EDT)

Genocides did happen

I'm really disappointed that none of you accept this. Though they were small scale events, they did happen. It's such a small thing to admit. There's the Gnadenhutten massacre, the Sand Creek massacre, Custer’s Campaigns, and Wounded Knee. According to the 1775 Phips Proclamation in Massachusetts, King George II of Britain called for “subjects to embrace all opportunities of pursuing, captivating, killing and destroying all and every of the aforesaid Indians.”

Also, colonists were paid for each Penobscot Native they killed – fifty pounds for adult male scalps, twenty-five for adult female scalps, and twenty for scalps of boys and girls under age twelve.

I need only to quote the California Governor Peter H. Burnett, 1851, “A war of extermination will continue to be waged between the two races until the Indian race becomes extinct.” EasternOrthodox (talk) 16:11, 25 June 2019 (EDT)

There were approximately 2000+ Native Americans that died on the Trail of Tears, targeted by law specifically due to their race. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 16:15, 25 June 2019 (EDT)