What was that?
POCS were thriving and had expansive civilizations BEFORE white people came,colonized everything, and “discovered them”?
Go read the source article. And if you haven’t, go read “1491” by Charles Mann. Indigenous people in the Amazon actually found a way to farm that instead of wearing out the soil, actually IMPROVED it with extensive farming. It’s called terra preta and no one has been able to replicate it (not even living indigenous people), and if it were to become replicable it could have enormous impact on agriculture worldwide. #indigenoustechftw
Charles Mann states that for a long time (and still today) outsiders have thought of Amazonian Indian people as “remnants” of the most “primitive” state of humanity, when in fact evidence increasingly points to the idea that modern Amazonian indigenous ways of life are the result of massive upheaval in the face colonizing disease, warfare, land theft, and general genocide. That, effectively, modern Amazonian indigenous people are living in the aftermath of what probably looked a lot like an apocalypse to them.
Which, well, no duh.
are you sure it wasn’t some alien technology that let them farm sustainably before the White Men came & showed them how to civilised?
White people theworld didnt start with your invasion
I also read that the Amazon is just a giant garden. In other words, IT’S MAN MADE!!!! THE PEOPLE CREATED A STABLE ECOSYSTEM!!!! THEY WERE FUCKING GENIUSES. Read it here and here.
lmao only white ppl are surprised that civilizationwas doing quite fine before them, thank you.
IS THIS SERIOUS OMG
THERE WERE SOCIETIES THERE MUCH MORE EVOLUTED AND FLUIDLY WORRKING THAN OURS CAN EVER HOPE TO BE
THERE WERE REAL LEGENDS OF GODS AND MONSTERS IN THERE AND
YOU ARE TELLING ME
THE REST OF THE WORLD
THINKS SOUTH AMERICA WAS BORN
IMA GONNA BRUN YOUR FUCKIGN EYES IF YOU SAY YES
THIS IS SO HYSTORICALLY OFFENSIVE TO EVERYONE OF US IM GOING TO THROW UP FLAMES
welcome to shitty text books that like to focus solely on their own country (depending on where the textbook is from) like the U.S. WORLD history text books. world history my ass. every text book bends shit to fit its own countries criteria.
most of those stupid fucking text books portray PoC , indigenous and natives as savages with no system of building or living pretty much. its like how people seem to think africa is a fucking wasteland of desert with only tribal people and no electronics like
they think the entirety of africa are those starving children ads that come on TV (not saying that those don’t happen i’m just saying thats not what africa looks like in an entirety.)