Conflicting Realities; Immigrant versus 'Indigenous'

After Columbus ‘discovered’ America [formerly known as ‘Turtle Island’], waves of colonizing European immigrants moved westward from ‘the Old Country’ and began the process of constructing the New World.   There were many new things that they had to deal with including grizzly bears, poisonous snakes and the troublesome aboriginals that infested the forests and plains.  The knowledge and technology of the immigrants easily overwhelmed resistance from the indigenous ‘fauna’ including the indigenous aboriginal peoples.

In the historical narratives that have been written about this era, those written by the immigrants eulogized the ‘creation of a New World’ while those written by the indigenous peoples spoke of the contamination and degeneration of a superior world, by waves of destructive rodent-like Europeans. (more…)