Natives and the American Holocaust


We've made it pretty clear that history has done an awful job of representing the persecution of Native Americans after European contact. Starting with the spread of smallpox and other diseases that killed an estimated 90 percent of the population to slavery, forced removals like the Trail of Tears and boarding schools.

Images like these that have been popping up on Facebook and other social media sites serve to remind us all what the original inhabitants of Turtle Island suffered through.

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quinzy's picture
Submitted by quinzy on
Ummm...... it is a deliberately spread myth by Europeans that natives succumbed en masse to smallpox. Natives had become immune to European diseases. We were killed by Europeans and not by smallpox.

vhawk's picture
Submitted by vhawk on
add eugenics .... which was a sad part of my family / tribes history here in the northeast

Kelly Lee Bettazza
Kelly Lee Bettazza
Submitted by Kelly Lee Bettazza on
the whites did massive murders of us and left us to rot. then want us to forget it because it does not fit with how they want the rest of the world to see us now but how do they explain what happened to us?