Starvation as Warfare

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following captioned photo here, being shared by the page, “The Arcane Front,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

"Man Poses with Tens of Thousands of Bison Skulls: This photo from the 1870's shows a man proudly standing in front of a mountain of tens of thousands of bison skulls —an iconic American species that was systematically slaughtered by the millions as European Americans settled the west. The U.S. Army actively endorsed the wholesale slaughter of these animals for two main reasons: to remove any competition with cattle, and to starve Native American tribes who greatly depended on the bison for food. Without the bison, the resisting tribes of the Great Plains would either be forced to leave or die of starvation."

“Man Poses with Tens of Thousands of Bison Skulls:
This photo from the 1870’s shows a man proudly standing in front of a mountain of tens of thousands of bison skulls —an iconic American species that was systematically slaughtered by the millions as European Americans settled the west.
The U.S. Army actively endorsed the wholesale slaughter of these animals for two main reasons: to remove any competition with cattle, and to starve Native American tribes who greatly depended on the bison for food. Without the bison, the resisting tribes of the Great Plains would either be forced to leave or die of starvation.”

My Commentary: Destroy the food supply, destroy the people – historically, and presently!

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