Since Predator Came – A Survey of Native North America since 1492

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[An earlier version of this essay by Ward Churchill first appeared in the Covert Action Information Bulletin, Ho. 40 (Spring 1992).]

History, history! We fools, what do we know or care? History begins for us with murder and enslavement, not with discovery. No, we are not Indians, but we are men of their world. The blood means nothing; the spirit, the ghost of the land moves in the blood, moves the blood. It is we who ran to the shore naked, we who cried “Heavenly Man!” These are the inhabitants of our souls, our murdered souls that lie … agh. – William Carlos Williams

Before October 12, 1492, the day Christopher Columbus first washed up on a Caribbean beach, North America had been long endowed with an abundant and exceedingly complex cluster of civilizations. Having continuously occu­lted…

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