Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Keemosabe Go Home
Indian (sorry - Native American) tribes had very strict immigration laws. Foreigners were usually attacked, run-off, scalped, invaded, raped, pillaged, etc.
When the Pilgrims showed up, enforcement of territorial rights was for some reason not the first thing on their minds. The cute Europeans with their quaint ways (not to mention trinkets and whiskey) were seen as a harmless curiosity by the Indians.
Sadly for them, they were a bit laissez faire with the white man's trespassing and incessant encroachment. If they had been a bit more forceful and killed the pilgrims right away and tenaciously enforced their borders from day one, they would certainly not have been overrun from their traditional homelands so easily.