John Deering by John Deering

John Deering

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  1. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, about 1 year ago

    Paying it forward

  2. Nohwear

    Nohwear said, about 1 year ago

    Than showed their gratefulness by declaring them subhumans with no rights

  3. MrGromit

    MrGromit said, about 1 year ago

    @jimschampanese

    Don’t forget that your “gift” never happened. The professor who propagated that lie has been proven to be a complete fraud who pulled all sorts of BS out of his orifices.

  4. MrGromit

    MrGromit said, about 1 year ago

    Great and thoughtful cartoon, Mr. Deering!

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Don’t forget that while standing on their “own two feet” they also dunked, hung, and burned (a few) witches. Ah, yes, “tolerance”.

  6. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 1 year ago

    The idea of sticking a fish into the ground, or just entrails, to grow more food, THAT’S what America should be thankful for… “Primitives” they were not!

  7. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    @ghostkeeper

    If you read the history of smallpox, it was endemic in Europe. Rich Europeans normally gave their old, smallpox-infected blankets to poor Europeans, who had some immunity. And some of them thought it was Christian charity to give their old blankets. One early observer said the Indians had terrible physicians, that, with a good European physician who knew how to treat smallpox, very few Europeans died, but most Native Americans died. A curiosity, not (for most) a biological weapon.


    But you have a valid reference: a few Americans and Brits noticed how the smallpox infected blankets killed off Native Americans, and figured it was a good weapon of war. But the proof that this was a common way of deliberately murdering Native Americans (as opposed to a very misguided attempt at charity) is harder to come by.

  8. Nohwear

    Nohwear said, about 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    A I understand things, the small pox blankets were more used in callousness. After all, why burn them when you can trade them away. So what if some injuns contract small pox?

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