Native American (in)Justice. Renée Ametané’e Roman Nose Tsistsas (Cheyenne) Graduate Student-M.A.I.S. Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Art. Historically and Anthropologically Speaking…. 28,000 B.C. :Santa Rosa Island, California: Hearth charcoal dated
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Native American (in)Justice
Renée Ametané’e Roman Nose
Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Art
28,000 B.C. :Santa Rosa Island, California: Hearth charcoal dated
8,000 B.C. :World population est. 5 million
4,000 B.C. :Kodiak Island, Alaskan sites dated
3,500 B.C.:Sumerians settle in Babylon
3,372 B.C.:Date which Mayan calendar is based upon. (This calendar was more accurate than the one later adopted by Pope Gregory and was based upon celestial observation (Nies, 15).
1,200 B.C.: Olmec civilization in Mexico
753 B.C.: Founding of Rome
C.A. 1: Hohokam build sites near the Salt River, created a system of irrigation that exists today and is now home to present day Phoenix.
313: Edict of Milan: declared freedom of all religions
500: Hohokam create oval ball courts “for the playing of a game with a rubber ball (Nies, 36).”
1300: Native populations reach estimated peak of 65 million in the continent later known as the Americas.
“All these lands are densely populated with the best people under the sun: they have neither ill-will nor treachery.”
Christopher Columbus, 1493
“(The Spaniards) made bets as to who would slit a man in two, or cut off his head at one blow; or they opened up his bowels. They tore the babies from their mothers’ breast by their feet, and dashed their heads against the rocks…They spitted the bodies of other babes, together with their mothers and all who were before them, on their swords…(They hanged Indians) by thirteen’s, in honor and reverence for our Redeemer and the twelve Apostles, the put wood underneath and, with fire, they burned the Indians alive…I saw all the above things…All these did my own eyes witness.”
Father Bartolomé de Las Casas (Spanish priest)
"As for the vast mainland, which is ten times larger than all Spain, even including Aragon and Portugal, containing more land than the distance between Seville and Jerusalem, or more than two thousand leagues, we are sure that our Spaniards, with their cruel and abominable acts, have devastated the land and exterminated the rational people who fully inhabited it. We can estimate very surely and truthfully that in the forty years that have passed, with the infernal actions of the Christians, there have been unjustly slain more than twelve million men, women, and children. In truth, I believe without trying to deceive myself that the number of the slain is more like fifteen million" (Devastation of the Indies, pp 30-31).
Father Bartolomé de Las Casas
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