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The dance of the manes

Updated: Dec 13, 2022


The world has always been a cruel place, no matter when or where we look, history teaches us that suffering and death are the same companions to human fate as bliss and joy - perhaps even more so...


These two factors - life and death especially in combat - were fundamental to the indigenous peoples of both Americas. At the same time, it should be pointed out that this is a completely different vision from the one we hold dear by virtue of our origins, one that we can easily understand and morally evaluate. 


Native Americans, if they had a concept such as morality, for them it was the result of their perception and understanding of a natural phenomenon rather than a formal system based on the philosophy of enlightened reason.


Which, by no means, makes it any better or worse - it was simply different. So alien and incomprehensible to us that we often attributed to it demonic origins - pointing to the evil nature of the indigenous people of both Americas. 


This rift and alienation between the two cultures led, in effect, to the almost complete eradication of the indigenous peoples of North America. Some of the descriptions and facts quoted in this article can be moving, especially for readers with weaker nerves and little resistance to drastic descriptions. I would also like to mention that it was not my intention to subject any of the described parties to any kind of evaluation - all the more so on an ethical/moral level. My sole aim was to enliven the story and light a signpost for those quest