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ThisGuyIsAProblem wrote

I know the natives here used to engage in a practice called scalping, where an enemy tribes member was disfigured vie removing a portion of their skull in the belief that their enemy would enter the afterlife eternally disfigured.
They would dry and tan the skull parts and then decorate their spears with them.
And the Hopi partake in a ritual where they sew baby eagle eyes shut and tie their necks together for 90 days, in a way to gather feathers for their headpieces.

I then decided that there are some good things in my own culture I wasn't giving enough appreciation.

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ergdj5 wrote

Are you aware of how much of a close-minded asshole and a racist you're coming off as? You'd possibly benefit from reading this week's f/readinggroup submission, 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance.

In relation:

In 1606, the British finally succeeded in establishing their first permanent settlement in North America at Jamestown, Virginia. In 1620, Pilgrims (English Puritans) landed on the east coast also, establishing the Plymouth colony.
Meanwhile, Beothuks in Newfoundland had retaliated against a French attack in clashes that followed killed 37 French settlers. The French responded by arming Micmacs —traditional enemies of the Beothuks—and offering bounties for Beothuk scalps. This is believed to the origin of ‘scalp-taking’ by Native warriors; the stereotype of Native ‘savagery’ was in fact introduced by the French and, later, the Dutch.

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retiredaccount wrote (edited )

And the Hopi partake in a ritual where they sew baby eagle eyes shut and tie their necks together for 90 days, in a way to gather feathers for their headpieces.

European settlers partake in a ritual where they round up thousands of cows into one room for six months, then punch holes in their heads in a way to gather meat for their restaurants.

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ThisGuyIsAProblem wrote

The native americans partake in a ritual where they cut off the limbs of their enemy, then caterize the wound so they person can be conscious when they cut their heart out. They would ride over 1000 miles to kill off a single family, torture woman with fire, butcher babies, wear broken pieces of their enemies skulls as trophies, and drink blood.

So yeah, good for you bro.