CONQUERED AND INVADED LANDS:
ONLY in America were the Native Tribes given their OWN LAND after being conquered. The other tribes across the world were either decimated in full, became slaves or integrated/assimilated within the conquering populations within the conquered lands.
Spain was especially obnoxious this way. Mexico is still run like a Feudal state – Rich/Connected vs Poor.
– ‘Mexicans’ have not ‘owned’ California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas or Florida. American tribes and then Americans moving west owned the land. Spain, ever greedy and ever brutal, kept trying to steal it. They were beaten back. Plus, given money. So – please. Get over these lies about the Southwest states belonging to Mexico. A) different Indian tribes B) U.S. Conquered Spain C) U.S. paid for land.
Before Europeans – and before American Indians – all the lands were humanless. Then along came human beings.
Tribes formed – the sequence, geographical movement varies – and moved around. Some remained relatively stationary. Others were nomadic.
Either way – it was fight to survive. The strongest survived.
Fast forward – skipping many millennia – and we have clans, tribes, segments of population scattered around the world.
In Europe – there were Mongols, Vikings, Huns, etc. Later came the Muslims and later yet the fight back from the non-Muslim side. Some who fought back fought back via what is referred to as the Crusades.
The Norwegians, the Vikings, and others were ocean travelers. They explored around the world – many times in bands that conquered. Sometimes they merely explored.
The Norsemen found America before the Italians, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese or other countries.
Then came the time in history when England, Spain, Portugal, France and Spain went exploring alternate routes for trade which in turn brought them new lands. Rich lands.
During this time the Musselmen –Muslims- were the Pirates – they were not the pirates of movie legend. They were rank, unwashed, cruel and barbaric. They raped, pillaged, enslaved, butchered, sold slaves and more. The Barbarians – the Barbary Coast – Tripoli Shores.
The land we call North America – was explored more by England than the other counties – although France and Italy were along for the exploration jaunt as well. During this time – the Musselmen – still continued to rape, pillage, brutalize and were heavily involved in Slave Trade. [Until POTUS Jefferson sent the Marines to Tripoli and kicked backsides.]
Mexico, Central America and some parts of South America were brutally conquered by Spain. I do mean conquered as they did not allow the indigents any say in anything. In fact, the indigent population became slave labor for the Spaniards who brought their Monarchistic ways to these areas.
In Alaska, there are the Aleuts, the Eskimos and other tribes. In Canada, there Inuits, Huron, Iroquis and other tribes. In the area we refer to as America – we had Sioux, Cheyenne, Apache, Cherokee, Iroquois, Huron, Utes, Klamath, Hopi, Navajo, Anasazi, etc. Some were nomadic others were not. Close to Mexico, there were Kumeyaay, Yuma, and other tribes. There were tribes that crossed what is considered the USA-Mexico border. Paquime, Cuarenta Casas, Kumayaay, Aztec, Mayans are just some of the tribes in the land referred to Mexico. Then we have Central America and South America as well. Acatec, Achi, Aguacateco, Bogota, Boruca for Central America. Nauracota, Wapishana, Mapoyo, Auake, Ayamara, etc in South America.
ONLY in America were the Native Tribes given their OWN LAND. The other tribes across the world were either decimated in full, became slaves or integrated/assimilated within the areas now conquered. Spain was especially obnoxious this way. Mexico is still run like a Feudal state.
California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas were INVADED by Spain. Not Mexicans. SPANIARDS. It was SPANIARDS who stole from the Tribes. When Spain kept its illadvised campaign against America – they were beaten back. (Spain was also engaged in battles with France during this time.)
Yes, there were a couple of heavy losses (Alamo, Gonzalez, Goliad, etc) yet there were even more U.S. wins. Wins that led to the Spaniards being defeated. Unfortunately, instead of letting it lie as being conquered territory, one of our political boys (Gadsden) decided to PAY the Spaniards for the land the U.S. had rightfully won.
Bottom line – ‘Mexicans’ have not ‘owned’ California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas or Florida. American tribes and then Americans moving west owned the land. Spain, ever greedy and ever brutal, kept trying to steal it. They were beaten back. Plus, given money.
So – please. Get over these lies about the Southwest states belonging to Mexico. A) Different Indian tribes B) U.S. Conquered Spain C) U.S. paid for land.