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Oct 7, 2018 12 tweets 4 min read
This is one of the most uniformed pieces I've read. 1 Columbus wasn't a brave explorer. He was a guy who thought Earth was shaped like a pear with a nipple on top. The reason no one would fund him was they knew the size and shape of Earth and wo land a super ocean was uncrossable 2 he never even sat foot on our mainland, and he was almost 500 years after Lief Erickson and his sister Freydis (often left out even though she's a bad bitch). He apparently wasn't smart enough to bring someone familiar enough with the Indies to realize this wasn't it.
Aug 16, 2018 18 tweets 4 min read
$5 Indians: There was a recent NN post about someone being a “$5 Indian” that sort of made me want to address this. There are terms that are loaded in any group, and that can have different connotations when used by insiders v outsiders. Native ppl are consistently erased in a way that NN just don’t experience. This isn’t to say that other NN groups don’t have their own burdens that native ppl don’t experience, but that only natives have the experience of being documented like livestock.