Skeleton of teenage girl confirms cannibalism at Jamestown colony
‘MERICAS FOUNDING FATHERS Y’ALL
Happy White History Month!
awww and they called all the indigenous people cannibals instead?
Yeah, I have heard NOTHING about this either…sigh. I’m surprised this even made it to a single news station,actually. Guess they were busy calling Trayvon a thug.
This is an older story, but I will always reblog anything to do with it.
Okay, yes, there was cannibalism- but I think you need to understand WHY IT HAPPENED before you start getting all pissy about this. When the settlers arrived at Jamestown, many were sick and dying. Eventually, crops didn’t grow properly due to the drought and unstable conditions led to one of the worst winters ever experienced by the colonists. Now, without food, without animals to hunt, many began to starve and die off from illness. It wasn’t like the Jamestown settlers simply ATE people. No, they would eat the dead in order to survive. Please, please, do you research. It was eat the dead or become the dead. Make a choice. Most, even though it is crude and sickening, would chose to eat the body of the dead neighbor or relative- because the humans have a basic need to survive.
AHAHAAHAH ARE YOU FUCKING EVEN DOING THIS?
Ok, let me break this down for you:
White invaders showed up for the express purposes of stealing land and resources. They were -shit- at planning, and came with no knowledge of farming or implements to help them do it, and they set up shop in a brackish swamp.
Then when they predictably failed at life THEY ATE FOLKS.
Folks they probably murdered for the express purposes of eating.
Seriously, go back and do some reading that isn’t through heroic colonialism glasses.
This link is already up there, but I am posting it again because you seem to have missed it the first time:
And this one too:
This was not a ‘We crashed in the mountains and had to make a hard choice while awaiting rescue’ situation. This was a ‘look, a group of monstrous humans were fucking monsters (what with the raping and pillaging and murdering they were so fond of), and also they ate each other’ situation.
Wait.,..wait..you’re kidding me right? In the second source it clearly says- So They Ate Each Other
From documents written during and after the time, historians gleaned that the desperate settlers may have engaged in cannibalism. “And now famin beginneinge to Looke gastely and pale in every face, thatt notheinge was Spared to mainteyne Lyfe and to doe those things which seame incredible, as to digge upp deade corpes outt of graves and to eate them,” Percy wrote. “And some have Licked upp the Bloode which hathe fallen from their weake fellowes.” Another testimony describes a man who killed, salted, and ate his wife, and later was executed for the crime.
The recent archeological discovery is the first confirmation of these written reports. “Given these bones in a trash pit, all cut and chopped up, it’s clear that this body was dismembered for consumption,” Smithsonian forensic anthropologist Douglas Owsley says of the recent findings. The child was a girl, possibly around 14 years of age, and probably either a maid or daughter of a man arriving on a resupply ship. The bones showed signs of “tentative” blows, but Owsley doesn’t believe she was murdered for food. “It appears that her brain, tongue, cheeks and leg muscles were eaten, with the brain likely eaten first, because it decomposes so quickly after death,” Smithsonian writes.
OKAY SO MAYBE THEY DID KILL BUT DON’T CORRECT ME WHEN THE ARTICLE TALKS ABOUT HOW THEY HAD NO FOOD AND HAD TO RESORT TO CANNIBALISM. THEY DIDN’T JUST EAT THEIR OWN OR OTHERS FOR FUN!
Yeah here’s the thing, no one implied that they did it for fun.
They had no food because they were shit at planning, because Jamestown was an incredibly horrible idea that was executed horribly.
They had no food because they successfully alienated themselves to the point of ‘no, fuck those people, let them starve’ to the successful civilization all around them.
Den of murderers and thieves and generally horrible humans beings.
And also, they ate each other.
Why are you invested in defending them?