Friday, February 20, 2009

Scalping begins in America ... possibly

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1725 Possibly the first reported case of white men scalping Native Americans took place in New Hampshire colony.

Ten sleeping Indians were scalped by Captain Lovewell and troops at Wakefield (in what became New Hampshire, USA) for scalp bounty. This is widely believed to be the first recorded instance of scalping, which some authorities insist was introduced to the Americas by Europeans. In 1820, an Allegheny Seneca chieftain named Cornplanter claimed that the natives were peaceful until Europeans came. However, other authorities show evidence that scalping existed in the Americas centuries before European colonization ...

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