I have done a little research on Mr. Newcomb and have not yet found any anti-Mexican sentiment in things he has written. Indeed, he has argued that the USA is quite hypocritical in its stance for casting out "illegals". However, my point, a point which is known on many reservations, that their is a tense and sometimes unfair dynamic between full bloods and the mixed breed individuals and families that usually occupy positions of power. It is only recently where the tables have been turned where the darker skinned 3/4 and 4/4 families have risen to prominence, resulting in reverse discrimination. My point is that this tension exists between nations where Indigenous people exist and is based on that nations stereotypical attitudes towards the other, rather than on a unique and sole Indigenous mindset and viewpoint. Its unfortunated mexicans are left out of these discussion. Regarind South America, yes, genetics tells us we (all)indigenous of the west came from 6 mitochondrial mothers and 3 Y-chromosomal fathers. However, Mexico has direct trade and spiritual connections to what is now called the USA to the north and to the northern parts of South America (corn migration) to the south. But South America has little history of communication of what is now the USA except for some rare archaeological finds that may connect the Andes with the US Northwest and Venezuela with North Carolina and Florida.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 19:49