By Zig-Zag, Warrior Publications
(Originally pub. 1999 as Colonization is Always War, Revised 2012)
“If anyone is trying to destroy you, STOP HIM!”
—Karoniaktajeh – Louis Hall, Warrior’s Handbook p. 1
War & Colonization
Just slightly over 500 years ago, in 1492, three European ships under the command of Christopher Columbus arrived on the shores of what has come to be known as the Americas. With this began a genocidal war aimed at destroying Indigenous nations, occupying our ancestral territories, and plundering the natural wealth of the earth. How many tens of millions of Indigenous people were killed in this war will never be known, although the methods of massacres, biological warfare, executions, torture, and the enslavement of entire nations, has been well documented by historians.