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By Professor X

Once upon a time the Injuns were savages and the cowboys defended good white folk from, well, the sorts of high plains violence depicted in Thomas Goodrich’s “Scalp Dance”:,204,203,200_QL70_&dpSrc=detail

But these gentle spiritual people, with the complex cosmology, would not hurt a butterfly, modern scholars tell us; if they reacted it was due to white privilege.

Then there is the question of those smallpox-infected blankets, early biological genocide by the evil pale faces:

That is why we must feel eternal shame, and beyond.

This myth began when Crow Indians unwittingly sold smallpox infected blankets to the traders at the fort on the Musselshell River 1868-72, which infected and killed some poor Irish folk in Philadelphia! -James

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