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Cannibalism, Headhunting and Human Sacrifice in North America
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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
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 ...more
Its not lurid, and it is not condemning of cultures. This book is not a rage at history going soft on the Native Americans nor is it trying to re-establish the old narrative of savage brutes. Settlers are included in the descriptions of shocking acts. The author is clearly sympathetic to Native American history. It is simply t ...more