October 8th, 2007

[SE] Patti - no use it's dead


Because my job is awesome, I have today (Colombus Day) off.

But now I'm reading about Colombus Day and it's depressing.

Opposition to the holiday cites the fact that Columbus and many of the conquistador followers treated the American Indians with great cruelty. Columbus directly brought about the demise of many Taino (Arawak) Indians on the island of Hispaniola [...]

An estimated 85% of the Native American population was wiped out within 150 years of Columbus's arrival in America, due largely to diseases such as smallpox, which were both accidentally and deliberately spread among Native American populations.

Well, at any rate, I can hopefully get the rest of my sketches done today, since I don't really have anything else to do. I feel like I'm getting sick.
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