It is from my article on Smallpox.
Yes, which is why in the mid-1700′s, when the civilized world was starting to get themselves a country, or something like a country (monarchical empires) no way could the American Indians have made one.
Why? Because they were so stupid that they had endless deadly blood feuds with most of the surrounding tribes such that they spent way more time fighting and killing each other than they did the White man. Any country they would have gotten would have fallen immediately into mad civil war, with no adults around to sort it out and send one to one room and another to the other.
Well, it’s true. Instead of joining together to fight the White man, they spent all their time fighting together. No nation of perpetually warring tribes ever formed a modern country that I am aware of. The only one I know about is Papua New Guinea. What do you expect? When you’re fighting amongst yourselves all the time so much you can’t form a nation, you get your ass colonized. Actually I think they could have formed some sort of a Papua New Guinea type country, but it might have been much later in time.
They say the following is contradictory because earlier I said the Indians were childish idiots.
They didn’t invent any firearms, but they were smart enough to figure out its great value as a weapon real quick and they even got to the point where they were expert gunsmiths
Pontiac was a master tactician
But it isn’t. The Indians were both smart and stupid. What is so unusual about that?
Feel free to weigh in folks.