1492. As children we were taught to memorize this year with pride and joy as the year people began living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America. Actually, people had been living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America for hundreds of years before that. 1492 was simply the year sea pirates began to rob, cheat, and kill them. —Kurt Vonnegut

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  1. July 15, 2019 at 6:43 PM

    Unfortunately, history is filled with groups that absorbed/gobbled up/killed other groups and then often, had the same done to them. As with so much else, perspective makes all the difference in how a story is told and all ways of telling can be correct.

    janet

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  2. alstacer
    July 15, 2019 at 1:50 PM

    History belongs to the victors at least for awhile. If people stick around long enough, maybe we’ll share more accurate versions of history.

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    • July 15, 2019 at 1:55 PM

      That’s a challenge these days with all the technology available to alter events. It emphasizes the old statement, “I guess you had to be there…”
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