Saturday, May 18, 2019

Fact of the Day: Han Native Americans and the Klondike

The Klondike gold rush saw many ups and downs for those who moved to the region in Canada in search for a wealthy life. One of the worst hit groups of people were the native Han tribe. Most of whom were forced to a reserve, and many died because of this. 

11 comments:

  1. The things Europeans did to the native peoples living in the Americas in the name of gold and other resources! Unspeakable.

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  2. Are they part of the Indian tribe?

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  3. They were native tribe, tell Trump!!!!!!!

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  4. Always in the name of riches

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  5. I was intrigued by this, so did a little research. Apparently there was quite a bit of environmental damage in the region due to the large influx of people, and that's what hurt the Han tribe. And to add insult to injury (or maybe the other way around), the reserve they moved to had contaminated water!

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  6. I believe that the Canadians saw this injustice and have somewhat made amends of sorts, but to drive people off their lands was terrible.
    I think that the Canadians refer to their native Indians as "First Nation peoples" ???
    Australia doesn't have a good history either but amends are in progress AT LAST!!!

    I believe New Zealand were by far the best in granting rights to the Maori peoples with a great treaty. Anyone interested can google this:
    THE TREATY OF WAITANGI 1840. ( PLease note the date!!!!!) AGAIN 1840.
    Before the US Civil War.
    In Kiwiland as Aussies like to call the country across "the ditch"
    (another cute expression used by both countries) you will see the Maori war dances done by all New Zealanders - done before sporting events - supposedly to put fear and dread into the opposition. Quite a sight I can assure you all.
    The US is so far behind that I doubt if the starting gates have even been opened in this respect of recognition. SHAME SHAME SHAME.

    Colin

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  7. When you said Han, I thought for a minute it was Chinese.

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