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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí Day

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    Oh, stop it. The guy was literally responsible for the enslavement and deaths of millions of people.
    Millions of people die? psssh nah he ain't a a predecessor of Hitler...

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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí Day

    Why does anyone care? Does anyone on this forum that has commented in this thread actually celebrate Columbus Day? Other than being a bank holiday most people don't get the day off and only notice it because the banks are closed. What difference does it make that Seattle made it a Native American holiday instead? I think some people just look for something to bitch about it.
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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Europeans and native peoples were on "opposite" sides when the historical colonization of the Americas took place, were they not?
    Not necessarily no.

    Many natives reached out to the Europeans (more so in NA rather than SA) only to be backstabbed. Whatever.
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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí Day

    Columbus Day is a legal holiday. The states, as well as the cities, can determine whether or not they want to acknowledge Columbus Day on the second Monday of October, or Indigenous People's Day, Flying Saucer Day, Starbucks Coffee Day or Satanic Demon Day if they like.

    There are plenty of states in the Union that do not acknowledge Columbus Day. Why this Indigenous People's Day is such a surprise is beyond me.

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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí Day

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Why does anyone care? Does anyone on this forum that has commented in this thread actually celebrate Columbus Day? Other than being a bank holiday most people don't get the day off and only notice it because the banks are closed. What difference does it make that Seattle made it a Native American holiday instead? I think some people just look for something to bitch about it.
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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí Day

    Screw Columbus. He was an asshole that deserves no recognition. He sailed a boat and landed in a new land. Big ****ing deal. The natives would have prospered and continued their progression into modern times just nicely without Whitey...
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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    "...while honoring a people and ignoring all the bad things they did."
    Historically speaking, the Caribs were not exactly what you'd call "nice" people. Frankly, neither were the tribes or civilizations found on the mainland.

    The tribal societies were roughly about on par with ancient European peoples like the Celts or Germanic tribes. The Aztecs were... Well, the Aztecs.

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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí Day

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    Millions of people die? psssh nah he ain't a a predecessor of Hitler...

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    originally from de las Casas, Bartolome (1971). History of the Indies. New York: Harper & Row.

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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Historically speaking, the Caribs were not exactly what you'd call "nice" people. Frankly, neither were the tribes or civilizations found on the mainland.

    The tribal societies were roughly about on par with ancient European peoples like the Celts or Germanic tribes. The Aztecs were... Well, the Aztecs.
    And I'm sure the natives also ate too much candy before bedtime, which is utterly irrelevant to the Europeans' behavior when they came to the Americas.

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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí Day

    South Dakota changed Columbus Day to Native American Day 20 years ago.

    I'm sure no one really cares about that...

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