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Old 07-25-2018, 11:28 AM
 
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Early Indo-European people in Asia also had skull racks. They'd behead their slain enemies, and mount the skulls on stakes in a circle around the war leader, or chief's hut. The Huns did the same. The Huns also made bowls out of the skulls of their dead enemies. Tibetan monks still use skull cups in their religious rituals. Many of the world's peoples had such practices in their pre-histories.
While I have read about stuff like this, assuming those monks were Buddhist, that seems kind of counter to the peaceful image that Buddhism has long had. However, there have been violent Buddhist groups in the past and current.
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Old 07-25-2018, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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There is no real basis to say somthing like this. Native tribes were at war with each other but to say they would have been wiped out is a stretch.
I would be suprised if some tribes weren't completed assimilated by other tribes. As for one tribe wiping out another, I don't know. Probably doubtful as you say.
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Old 07-25-2018, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I would be suprised if some tribes weren't completed assimilated by other tribes. As for one tribe wiping out another, I don't know. Probably doubtful as you say.
Yes you are correct about that. Many tribes were assimilated. That is well documented in Mesoamerica.
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Old 07-25-2018, 07:42 PM
 
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I would be surprised if some tribes weren't completed assimilated by other tribes. As for one tribe wiping out another, I don't know. Probably doubtful as you say.

In Mesoamerica, it was the conquerors who would be the ones who sometime got assimilated by the tribe. Like for example the Kingdom of the K’iche Mayans. Their nobles is said to have come from the Gulf of Mexico (who probably spoke Chontal Mayan and/or Nahuatl), they were probably conquerors who took over the K'iche' people of Guatemala, but they eventually assimilated into K’iche’ culture.


I think something similar also happened with the Mexica/Aztecs. When they first settled in Mesoamerica, they absorbed Toltec/Mesoamerican cultures and eventually became conquerors.
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Old 07-25-2018, 07:44 PM
 
Location: southern california
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The Spaniards were cruel but the Aztecs has a big fat butcher shop called it religion

I was just in Belize and Yucatán
You know what they did to the players that won the nfl?
They cut off their heads and use them for watering cans for the corn crop
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Old 07-26-2018, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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In Mesoamerica, it was the conquerors who would be the ones who sometime got assimilated by the tribe.
I doubt it was just in Mesoamerica. I'm sure it happened throughout the Americas. But yeah, it had to have happened. I don't know whether we can definitively say there were never any occurrences of complete obliteration of one tribe by another. in the 20,000 years of people living in the Americas I'm sure that had to have happened at least a few times.
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Old 07-26-2018, 11:24 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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There is no real basis to say somthing like this. Native tribes were at war with each other but to say they would have been wiped out is a stretch.
The intentions of the imperialist and expansionist Iroqouis in the Algonquin lands of eastern North America is a matter of historical record. Their own oral history tells of wiping out Algonquin speaking tribes completely through a destructive campaign that involved genocidal tactics.

It was really only the complication of the advent of the French and British that "saved" several extant Algonquin tribes in what is now New Brunswick, Quebec, the New England states, New York, Pennsylvania, and beyond.
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Old 07-26-2018, 11:27 AM
 
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The intentions of the imperialist and expansionist Iroqouis in the Algonquin lands of eastern North America is a matter of historical record. Their own oral history tells of wiping out Algonquin speaking tribes completely through a destructive campaign that involved genocidal tactics.

It was really only the complication of the advent of the French and British that "saved" several tribes in what is now New Brunswick, New England states, New York, Pennsylvania, and beyond.
Yeah the Huron were wiped out, that is well known. I doubt that would have been the case for "most tribes".
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Old 07-27-2018, 09:00 AM
 
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Oh the horror!

Thank God we live in a civilized world where every country respects the sovereignty of other countries and they never invade other places for economic reasons.

Have you seen those pictures, I mean drawings of Aztecs invading Syria and destroying their cities? How about those drawings where the Aztects invaded Vietnam and there are small small children running naked? How about when the Aztecs lynched Emmitt Till? Thank God that those Aztecs are gone and now we know have paradises on earth like Syria, Ukraine, Afghanistan and Yemen.
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Old 07-31-2018, 09:58 PM
 
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Oh the horror!

Thank God we live in a civilized world where every country respects the sovereignty of other countries and they never invade other places for economic reasons.

Have you seen those pictures, I mean drawings of Aztecs invading Syria and destroying their cities? How about those drawings where the Aztects invaded Vietnam and there are small small children running naked? How about when the Aztecs lynched Emmitt Till? Thank God that those Aztecs are gone and now we know have paradises on earth like Syria, Ukraine, Afghanistan and Yemen.
Yeah, let's selectively talk about stuff that has nothing to do with the topic.
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