An amazing part of history that many of us learn too late, but then, it’s never too late, is it?
Thanks to Howard Zinn for revealing this information, and to Dandelion Salad for giving me permission to re-blog it.
Note: the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Confederacy) and the United States signed the Canandaigua Treaty on November 11, 1794.
An excerpt from A People’s History of the United States.
Arawak men and women, naked, tawny, and full of wonder, emerged from their villages onto the island’s beaches and swam out to get a closer look at the strange big boat. When Columbus and his sailors came ashore, carrying swords, speaking oddly, the Arawaks ran to greet them, brought them food, water, gifts. He later wrote of this in his log:
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