I beat Mass Effect. It was good, yes. I even achieved full paragon somehow.

I just hope the second installment doesn’t have so many cookie-cutter uncharted space assignments. It got a little tedious having to drop down onto planets and then drive around rough terrain in a go-cart that bounced around at the slightest touch, visiting different areas to do the same decryption puzzle things, before going to a variation of three different buildings to kill bad guys. I hope it doesn’t have that because that’s really my only complaint about the game. That and the fact that you don’t really know what you’re going to say when you choose dialogue options.

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historyfan:

thecivilwarparlor:

What Happened To The Native People? Post Civil War Genocide 
“If the white men take my country, where can I go?” -Sitting Bull

After the Civil War, thousands of Americans poured into the Great Plains on a collision course with western Indian tribes. Homesteaders, ranchers, and miners encroached on Indian lands and threatened native game and ways of life. They called on the U.S. Army to crush Indian resistance and confine tribes to government-controlled reservations.

In the decades following the Civil War, the U.S. Army fought dozens of engagements with Indians in the West. At the beginning of the Civil War the Native Americans were still in possession of one half of the current United States territory. 10 years later the Native Americans were placed on reservations and it was government policy to get rid of the Native American culture in favor of having the Native Americans integrated into the American society.
The Native American population was decimated, How did such a population reduction occur?
Two things happened:
   All surviving Native People were forced to live in reservations by the end of the Nineteenth Century
   The buffalo herds were all but wiped out thus severely hindering the natural living patterns of the Native People
The impact of these can be seen in the following :
1840-Estimated number of Native People 500,000 
Estimated number of Bison 13,000,000
1885 Estimated number of Native People 270,000
Estimated number of bison 200
References: http://cassadae.wordpress.com/2006/11/15/native-americans-post-civil-war-history-mid-term-essay/
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/what_happened_to_the_native_peop.htm
http://amhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory/printable/section.asp?id=6

So sad.

historyfan:

thecivilwarparlor:

What Happened To The Native People? Post Civil War Genocide

“If the white men take my country, where can I go?” -Sitting Bull

After the Civil War, thousands of Americans poured into the Great Plains on a collision course with western Indian tribes. Homesteaders, ranchers, and miners encroached on Indian lands and threatened native game and ways of life. They called on the U.S. Army to crush Indian resistance and confine tribes to government-controlled reservations.

In the decades following the Civil War, the U.S. Army fought dozens of engagements with Indians in the West. At the beginning of the Civil War the Native Americans were still in possession of one half of the current United States territory. 10 years later the Native Americans were placed on reservations and it was government policy to get rid of the Native American culture in favor of having the Native Americans integrated into the American society.

The Native American population was decimated, How did such a population reduction occur?

Two things happened:

  •    All surviving Native People were forced to live in reservations by the end of the Nineteenth Century
  •    The buffalo herds were all but wiped out thus severely hindering the natural living patterns of the Native People

The impact of these can be seen in the following :

  • 1840-Estimated number of Native People 500,000 
  • Estimated number of Bison 13,000,000
  • 1885 Estimated number of Native People 270,000
  • Estimated number of bison 200

References: http://cassadae.wordpress.com/2006/11/15/native-americans-post-civil-war-history-mid-term-essay/

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/what_happened_to_the_native_peop.htm

http://amhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory/printable/section.asp?id=6

So sad.

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Slavery is an evil, and an attack against the rights and dignity of the human species, but its consequences are less harmful to those who suffer in captivity than to the Nation whose laws allow slavery. It is a cancer that devours its morality.
Dom Pedro I & IV of Brazil and Portugal open letter to the brazilians days before his death. Jorge 1972, pp. 198–199. (via celo2112)