Estimates of the native population on the pre-Columbian North American continent vary wildly, but the best educated guess is about 6 million. So imagine the current population of Washington State spread out all over the entirety of America and Canada. Is that really enough people to say “This continent is our property”? That’s like one family claiming to own Vermont. It’s absurd.
The Indians had roughly 6,000 years on their own and all they had to show for it was a meager population because their infant mortality rate was sky-high.
6,000 years and their greatest technological development was the woven basket.
By 1492, it was way past time someone used the continent for a civilization that could actually accomplish something.
RKae, Moonbattery 33 Comments
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