A Map of Destruction: How Europeans Stole Native Land

A shocking look at the theft of Native American Land.

From Alternet:

For millions in the U.S., Thanksgiving is a stark reminder of what has been lost.

Click on this map, created by Lousiana State professor Sam B. Hillard, to see the rapid loss of land by the Native Americans–starting from when Columbus “discovered” the America and ending in 1895, when native people retained only 2.3 percent of their original land.

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3 responses to “A Map of Destruction: How Europeans Stole Native Land

  1. Reblogged this on lara harlow-hentz and commented:
    colonization map

  2. It is saddening that such dispossession could be inflicted on proud societies that had learned to live with nature for many thousands of years. It is important that future generations never forget what was taken away from them. How I wish that problem societies had kept the problems to themselves, rather than forcefully spread them to others. If a cosmic judge came along, the people of the Americas would definitely be restored of their worth.

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