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Cannibalism, Headhunting and Human Sacrifice in North America: A History Forgotten

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This riveting volume dispels the sanitized history surrounding Native American practices toward their enemies that preceded the European exploration and colonization of North America. "We abandon truth when we gloss over the clashes between Native Americans and Europeans, encounters of parties equally matched in barbarity," says George Franklin Feldman, "We neglect true hi ...more
Paperback, 249 pages
Published April 21st 2008 by Alan C Hood & Company
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Nature is red in tooth and claw. Scholars who have looked past A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving into what really happened with the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock will know: human history is equally savage, bloody and brutal.

George Franklin Feldman uses original written accounts and archaeological evidence to illustrate the barbarity that is often cartooned out of American history books. The European explorers we have named parks, highways, towns, counties and
funky cars after were not on a five-year miss

Sep 20, 2009 Paul rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: independent thinkers
This book is extremely interesting because it breaks away from the conventional treatment of the period when Europeans were taking over the New World and the time before the Europeans set foot in the Americas.

Author Feldman throws a monkey wrench into the fantasy that all was peaceful and lovely before the bearded beasts from across the Atlantic showed up. The stories Feldman tells illustrate a time (before and after the Europeans arrived) when (like Hobbes's description of the Dark Ages) life
So I hesitated to read this book since I find the subject matter distasteful in the extreme. There are certain realms of human brutality that are difficult for me to handle. However, I quickly found that this book was not some lurid expose that sells based on shock value but a thoughtful investigation of the unfortunate extremes of human behavior and culture as well as culture conflict. Nevertheless, many of the first hand accounts cited in the text are graphic. I won't vouchsafe all of the auth ...more
Fredrick Danysh
This book claims to be about human sacrifice and cannibalism in North America. It pretty much addresses mostly second-hand reports of such behavior concentrating on the practices of the Natives while barely touching on the behavior of non-Native Americans.
This book is an eye-opener. It is documented thoroughly and accurately and teaches all mankind that living in peace with respect for one another far outweighs this barbaric, historic alternative.
Vivid and graphic without becoming macabe, well researched, Feldman produces a fine work of academic anthropology that is interesting as well as informative.
Susan Gallagher
Quite a comprehensive and serious history lesson. More in-depth than I was anticipating, but enjoyable and very informative. Not for the squeamish.
 Matt Kain
Worst book I've ever read. It could have made it's point in about five paragraphs.
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