Talk:Native American genocides/Archive1

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Blood Quantum Laws[edit]

I reverted these edits for the time being. While I do know that the sentiments expressed in the paragraph are very common I am also well aware most American Indians tend to take a different view of Blood Quatum laws than the one that was presented in the paragraph Rand0 wrote. Therefore it may be preferable to discuss how we should apporach that topic before actually writing stuff about it into the article. Alsto003 (talk) 14:29, 8 May 2015 (UTC) Alex

If the blood quantum is 1/16, every last redneck is a Cherokee. CorruptUser (talk) 14:57, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Holocaust or Genocide?[edit]

Should we really be using the term "Holocaust"? The term Holocaust was applied to the genocide under the Nazis since the term refers to burning. Wouldn't simply "genocide" be a better title for this article? Asarelah (talk) 14:50, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

One crucial aspect is missing[edit]

Genocides usually involve some form of "plan" to make people die. Usually with a timescale of a decade or less. In the case of Rwanda or the Armenian genocide it was only months.

In the case of what happened to Native Americans we are talking about centuries and there was - as far as I can tell - never a plan. Yes, there were atrocities and some of them were probably planned in advance. But - as this article correctly points out - acts of genocide are not the same as a genocide. This should be made clearer. Plus, this article lacks sources. Pizzameister (talk) 21:36, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

This is true. There never was an actual plan formed by any of the European colonial powers in the New World, nor any of their successor states (of which there are literally dozens) to conduct against the American Indians what we today would call a "genocide." The "Denialism" section is problematic for failing to address the fact that most mainstream historical scholarship says that 90% of the Indian population died of unintentional transmission of Old World diseases.

--SaneConservative52 (talk) 23:25, 1 July 2019 (UTC)