Monthly Archives: October 2013

On this date… October 18, 1540… Alabama

The bloodiest battle between Europeans and Native Americans took place on this date in 1540 in Alabama.  De Soto’s army had been rampaging through the southeast, stripping villages of their entire winter stores of food, kidnapping political leaders, chopping off … Continue reading

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Re-post: Columbus Day revisited

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On this date… October 12, 1492… Bahamas

On a small white sand island in the Bahamas, Cristoforo Colombo came ashore. Since the first task of the conqueror is always to re-name the conquered, Colombo wrote, “I reached the Indian sea where I discovered many islands thickly peopled, … Continue reading

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Re-post: On this date, Oct 5, 1877

Chief Joseph says, “I will fight no more.” http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/10/05/native-history-i-will-fight-no-more-nez-perce-war-ends-151540

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On this date… October 4, 1597… Georgia

The Guale began their uprising against the Spanish priests on the Sea Islands.  They began by killing the friar of Tolomato.  Over his body, the cacique’s son gave this speech: “Now the friar is dead.  This would not have happened … Continue reading

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