Originally Posted by Karen
I am part Native American and am on the rolls. My dad was German and Indian. I am also Norwegian and German Jew on my mom's side. Maybe a few other things thrown in for good measure. Oddly enough with all that dark skin, I have blonde hair and lighter skin. SO did dad. My brothers and mother are much darker hued. I can actually trace back my father's side to colonial times before the revolutionary war. Indian and German. Mom's side is a little murkier.
I don't hold Columbus at fault. He did what they did back then. It was their mandate. It wasn't right, but there it is. What our white gov't did to Indians in the 19th Century was probably more damaging to the Indian nations.
Exploration is necessary for a society. Perhaps we'll get better at at.
You do have to admit he was brave to travel that longitudinal line until he found land. They did have latitude coordinates back then, but not for sailing.
History of Longitude.
Meowmie to Mr. Spunky, Samwise, Lady Jane, Bob, and Callie.
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