Very often on the Internet or on TV we hear such a thing as Americans.

Some blame the Americans for all the troubles, expose the absolute evil and oppose the Russian

"In the radioactive ash!".

Others consider the American nation to be an example of democracy and tolerance, and for some Americans are just an object for jokes.

"Well, stupid!".

But who exactly is understood by the definition of "Americans"? And does “American exclusivity” really exist? Let's figure it out.

First, you need to understand who we are talking about - the citizens of the United States of America or the inhabitants of the entire American continent. Most often, we are talking about the US population, because, for example, no one calls Canadians or Mexicans Americans, although they live on the continent that wears America.

As for the US population, the real "Americans" in this country can be called those who are themselves US residents call "native Americans" - "Native Americans."

The whole truth about the USA and the American nation, which does not exist

The question arises, why did the Americans rush to populate the continent almost simultaneously, and did not do it smoothly since the times of Kolubma, for example? Maybe other people lived there, and they already had buildings, infrastructure? And then, for some reason, these others did not go there? We'll talk about this seditious version some other time, and now the official version. Before the arrival of the Europeans, the American Indians flourished here. For example, the Iroquois, who were subjected to constant attacks by the colonialists. Or the so-called "five civilized tribes." However, their lands attracted European settlers from the southern United States. In this regard, in the southern United States, a movement arose demanding the eviction of the Indians. In 1830, President Andrew Jackson, supported by this movement in elections, signed the Act on the Eviction of Indians, after which the Indians of the Five Tribes were forcibly resettled in Indian territories specially created for them. This relocation received the name Tears Road in historiography because on the way many Indians died: only for the Cherokee tribe, the estimate of the death toll on the road is from 4 to 15 thousand. Here are some more examples of the methods that Americans did not disdain: German ethnologist Gustav von Koenigswald reported that members of the anti-Indian militia "poisoned the drinking water of the village of Kayngang with strychnine, causing the death of two thousand Indians of all ages." The sale of blankets to Indians infected with the smallpox virus is also a well-known fact.

All this as a result led to the fact that the number of real, Native Americans decreased every year and now only about five million Indians live on the worst lands on reservations, which is about 1.6 percent of the country's population.

What do they do?

Well, for example, they arrange theatrical dances in special theme parks for bored US residents who come to have fun there, like in a zoo.

And yet, during the construction of the transcontinental railroad, the Anglo-Saxons staged total extermination of the bison, which were the food base for the Indians.

Railway workers even hired a brigade of hunters led by the famous Buffalo Bill, who personally killed over 4 thousand bison in 17 months.

“Bison hunters have done more in the last two years to solve the acute problem of the Indians than the entire regular army in the last 30 years. They destroy the material base of the Indians ... Send them gunpowder and lead, and allow them to kill, skin the skins and sell them until they destroy all the buffaloes! ”Said General Philip Sheridan at a hearing in Washington.

He was echoed by Colonel Richard Dodge, who owns the words: "The death of every buffalo is the disappearance of the Indians."

In the meantime, railroad workers called on passengers of the First Transcontinental to shoot bison right from the train windows and organize entertaining hunting flights.

The bottom line is this: there was 75 million bison in the USA, and by the end of the century there were less than a thousand. And it really was a terrible blow to the Indians who were left without food, and the American troops reached a new level of mobility thanks to the railway. The legitimate owners of America were partially destroyed and partly driven into reservations on barren lands. In general, in this story, unlike Avatar James Cameron, the happy end did not happen.

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