6 Ridiculous Lies You Believe About the Founding of America | Cracked.com

Great article from CRACKED that is definitely worth reading, and ties into my post from yesterday about America’s First Gay President. (Thanks for pointing that out, Don!)

There’s a pretty important detail our movies and textbooks left out of the handoff from Native Americans to white European settlers: It begins in the immediate aftermath of a full-blown apocalypse. In the decades between Columbus’ discovery of America and the Mayflower landing at Plymouth Rock, the most devastating plague in human history raced up the East Coast of America. Just two years before the pilgrims started the tape recorder on New England’s written history, the plague wiped out about 96 percent of the Indians in Massachusetts.

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