Re: i cant understand why!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Bill R on March 21, 2000 at 10:52:58:

In Reply to: i cant understand why!!!!!!!!!! posted by Enrique patiņo on March 21, 2000 at 10:23:33:

: hello all, im peruvian, and for years i have had a question on my head,,why real americans cant live in peace inamerica, i mean why apache or sioux or you name it,,CANT live in peace, or why do have to live in reservations????????????? why are so marginated in their own lands?? it is something i cant explain as english is not my first language, but anyone can tell me WHY?????????????and where it all begin?????????????

Well, I imagine it began when the Conquistadors invaded the areas now called Peru and Mexico, enslaved and killed the native americans there, and lay claim to the gold and silver they found there.....hmmmmm? The only native americans they kept alive were those working as slaves in the mines and as pack animals to the ports.

As I understand it, there are still problems in Peru between those of Spanish ancestry and those of Indian ancestry, no?

Clear it up any?

(and I was trying to be SO good too. keep my mouth shut, etc. Oh well.)
Bill R

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