Essay on The Case Of The Interview Genocide

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As children we 've seen Disney movies such as Pocahontas which is based on Europeans coming to America looking for gold in a land already inhabited by Native Americans. Conflict automatically arises between the two groups seen in one scene where both are singing “Savages” about the other group in which the Indians are referred to as “heathens” and the European’s as “pale faced demons”. Though towards the end their conflicts are settled and the Natives are left to live in peace. Which completely contradicts what goes on in an Interview Between Derrick Jensen and Ward Churchill. In the interview genocide is not only defined as killing members of the group but also causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group, deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part, imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group, and lastly forcibly transferring children of the group to another group. When Europeans first settled in America they brought along with them many diseases in which the Native Americas stood no chance against. At first it wasn 't intentional but once they decided that they wanted the lands to themselves the Europeans took matters into their own hands. They deliberately started massacring tribe after tribe no matter if they were young or old. They would rip babies from their mother’s arm and burn them alive. They would hunt down children with a hatchet split open…

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