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Glen Rock NJ, According to Mayor Bruce Packer , Glen Rock Borough officials are considering remaining Columbus Day Indigenous Peoples’ Day. For the second consecutive year, Mayor Bruce Packer and the Borough Council discussed the possibility of making the change. Officials received several emails from residents requesting the change.Officials discussed the possible change at a Borough Council work session meeting Wednesday. The scary thing about this is the total absence of any historical knowledge by the Borough of Glen Rock . The Dutch Colony that Bergen County was originally part of was called New Netherlands had relatively cordial relations with the Native Americans , they traded, they worked together , they hired each other and they gave gifts to each other, not perfect but pretty good .
This might be a great idea to revitalize the downtown. But first a few questions for Mayor Packer , for Indigenous Peoples’ Day will human sacrifice be practiced in Glen Rock ?
The Aztecs were one of many native Americans that as part of their religious ceremony believed that to properly appeased their gods a human sacrifice was necessary. The numbers of people sacrificed by the Aztecs is a mystery today and will probably remain a mystery, unless more archaeological evidence is uncovered. Some estimates place the number at 87,000 the year Cortez arrived .
Qhapaq hucha was the Inca practice of human sacrifice, mainly using children. The Incas performed child sacrifices during or after important events, such as the death of the Sapa Inca (emperor) or during a famine. Children were selected as sacrificial victims as they were considered to be the purest of beings.
Will all Democrats be banned?
The Democratic Party began with the beliefs and ambitions of Andrew Jackson.
In the War of 1812 many American Indian tribes sided with the British, tired of Americans, stealing their land. Jackson enlisted Cherokee fighters, promising them protection against more land theft. . . . where later most of the Native American Indian tribes were forcibly moved west of the Mississippi River by the Jackson administration.
In 1818 Jackson led U.S. troops into Florida in the First Seminole War. In 1819 the U.S. government purchased Florida from Spain, strengthening the cause of the Slave states. He became the first American governor of Florida in 1821. The Spanish system of freeing slaves who had escaped from U.S. plantations came to an end.
Jackson ran for the office of President in 1824. The Democratic Party did not exist; it coalesced around the hope of obtaining office by associating with Jackson, and on three major points of agreement. The first was the continued taking of American Indian land, with or without whatever degree of genocide was necessary to carry it off. This concept was popular with both land-speculators and less affluent European-American settlers because it made purchasing land cheap. The second concept was the continuation and extension of slavery, which made life easy and profitable for Jackson and his followers. The third allowed white settlers to borrow money to buy stolen Indian land to work with slaves to raise tobacco, cotton, and other profitable crops for market.
Will Glen Rock reintroduce slavery?
Many Native American tribes practiced some form of slavery before the European introduction of African slavery into North America.Native American groups often enslaved war captives whom they primarily used for small-scale labor.Others however would stake themselves in gambling situations when they had nothing else which would put them into servitude for a short time in some cases for life; captives were also sometimes tortured as part of religious rites, and these sometimes involved ritual cannibalism.During times of famine some Native Americans would also temporarily sell their children to obtain food,
Will women be forced to do all, the work around the home and in the field ?
In 1644, the Rev. John Megalopensis, minister at a Dutch Church in New Netherlands, complained that Native American women were “obliged to prepare the Land, to mow, to plant, and do every Thing; the Men do nothing except hunting, fishing, and going to War against their Enemies. . .” Many of his fellow Europeans described American Indian women as “slaves” to the men, because of the perceived differences in their labor, compared to European women. Indian women performed what Europeans considered to be men’s work.
Will everyone wear furs?
Native American Furs Fact 1: There were over 30 different types of animal species that were hunted to meet the market for furs and leather
Native American Furs Fact 2: The names of the animals found in North America included the Eastern Elk, Polar Bear, Cougar, the Northern Flying Squirrel, Gray Squirrel, Red Squirrel, Beaver, Buffalo, Woodland Caribou, Bobcat, Lynx, Wolf, Fox, Black Bear, Grizzly Bear, Badger, Raccoon, Marmot, Fisher, the Least and Long-tailed Weasels, Stoat, Marten, Mink, Muskrat, Antelope, Coyote, Mountain Lion, Mountain Goat and the River Otter
Native American Furs Fact 2: Trading posts were established by the French, English, German, Scandinavian and Russian traders across the North American continent.
Native American Furs Fact 3: The trade in furs and animal skins led to battles and the wars between European nations to gain monopolization of the fur trade. The first such conflict was known as the Beaver Wars (1640-1701). It was later followed by the French and Indian Wars (1688-1763)
Native American Furs Fact 4: The Beaver trade fell into decline and was replaced by the trade in Deerskins.
Native American Furs Fact 5: The demand for pelts and skins was so great that it led to the extermination of animals such as the American Elk and the Eastern cougar, and the near extinction of the Polar Bear. Deer were also hunted to near extinction but the population rose when European demand for deerskins significantly declined
Native American Furs Fact 6: Native Americans and fur trappers and fur traders used furs instead of money. Deerskins were worth a dollar and the origin of the dollar’s nickname of a “buck”, in reference to a male deer
Will Spanish be outlawed ?
After all Columbus sailed for the Spanish Queen, Crown of Castile , like Cortez who destroyed the Aztecs , Francisco Pizarro . , Gonzalo Pizarro who ended the Inca empire , Diego de Almagro, Juan de la Cosa, Francisco de Carvajal , Rodrigo de Bastidas ,Rodrigo de Quiroga , Sebastián de Belalcázar and so many more conquistadors.
Will People of Latino descent be asked to pay reparations for the plunder and killing by the Spanish empire?
The overseas expansion under the Crown of Castile was initiated under the royal authority and first accomplished by the Spanish conquistadors. The Americas were incorporated into the Spanish Empire, with the exception of Brazil, Canada, the eastern United States and several other small countries in South America and The Caribbean. The crown created civil and religious structures to administer the region. The motivations for colonial expansion were trade and the spread of the Catholic faith through indigenous conversions.
Beginning with the 1492 arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Caribbean and continuing control of vast territory for over three centuries, the Spanish Empire would expand across the Caribbean Islands, half of South America, most of Central Americaand much of North America (including present day Mexico, Florida and the Southwestern and Pacific Coastal regions of the United States). It is estimated that during the colonial period (1492–1832), a total of 1.86 million Spaniards settled in the Americas and a further 3.5 million immigrated during the post-colonial era (1850–1950); the estimate is 250,000 in the 16th century, and most during the 18th century as immigration was encouraged by the new Bourbon Dynasty. In contrast, the indigenous population plummeted by an estimated 80% in the first century and a half following Columbus’s voyages, primarily through the spread of Afro-Eurasian diseases.This has been argued to be the first large-scale act of genocide in the modern era, although this claim is largely disputed due to the unintended nature of the disease introduction, which is considered a byproduct of Columbian exchange. Racial mixing was a central process in the Spanish colonization of the Americas, and ultimately led to the Latin American identity, which combines Hispanic and native American ethnicities.
Spain enjoyed a cultural golden age in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries when silver and gold from American mines increasingly financed a long series of European and North African wars. In the early 19th century, the Spanish American wars of independence resulted in the secession and subsequent balkanization of most Spanish colonies in the Americas, except for Cuba and Puerto Rico, which were finally given up in 1898, following the Spanish–American War, together with Guam and the Philippines in the Pacific. Spain’s loss of these last territories politically ended the Spanish rule in the Americas.
Glen Rock would decide not to decide : https://theridgewoodblog.net/glen-rock-comes-to-no-decision-on-columbus-day-vs-indigenous-peoples-day/