Happy Indigenous Peoples Day

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billryan
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Happy Indigenous Peoples Day

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Having lived in NYC for so many years, where we celebrate two different Columbus Days, with two different parades, it is strange that the State of Arizona calls today's holiday Indigenous Peoples Day.

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Never forget Cristoffa Corombo, who sailed off in search of Asia and never actually set foot in North America.

In fact, he never even realized what America was. Even when died, he still thought he'd found China and Japan.

That's not really the impression I had of him growing up. Weird.

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When Cortez reached what is now Mexico City, his men were shocked to find indoor plumbing, with hot and cold running water, and that even in the summer time, ice was readily available. What really surprised them were the books. Books in Europe were rarely seen, and only a very few could read them. Aztec children learned to read and write in public schools, something that wouldn't exist in Spain for another three hundred plus years.
Thank God that the Conquistidors brought civilization to such a backwards land.

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Post by FlushorBust »

Aren't we all indigenous people of this planet? Lol

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Post by Carcounter »

Yep. I'm from Queens, so I guess that makes me a native American. Elizabeth Warren too.

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Post by FlushorBust »

Carcounter wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:23 am
Yep. I'm from Queens, so I guess that makes me a native American. Elizabeth Warren too.
Hahaha 🤣🤣 good stuff!!
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