The Pilgrims??? THE PILGRIMS????
The greatest, and first "Americans" were the Indians.
I often wonder what life would be like on this continent if the people from the east never moved west (or east towards alaska) What if there was a strange mountanious blockage that kept north, central, and south america, and canada, blocked off from other cultures? Sure we wouldnt be here today, but something more wonderful would. Its only been 600 years since columbus "discovered" america, and about 400 since people started to settle, I'm sure people living here would still continue to live off the land as they did before.
The suffering and hardships they had to endure is beyond compare, even to slavery. I wonder how europe would have liked it if china or russia or india had weapons of our time to use against europe in their time. I hate it how they just assumed that because the people living there did not speak their language, had darker skin, and hunted for their food, that they were savages and shouldnt even be allowed to live. How much does this say for creatures such as dogs and cats? Just because they dont speak our language and they look different from us, should they be persecuted?
Grrr... sometimes history really ticks me off...
it has its good points though.. yes it does... I love it when bad governments get their just desserts. The boston tea party cracks me up.