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Like a cloud the Wiraqochas the white men demanding gold invaded us After seizing our father Inca After deceiving him they put him to death He with the heart of a puma the adroitness of a fox they killed as if he were a llama Hail fell lightening struck the sun sank night came And in their terror the elders and the people buried themselves alive Author unknown Although some believe that the Europeans had nothing to do with the downfall of the first nation people I believe that the Europeans contact with the first nations was to their detriment because they stole from the first nations people they destroyed the first nations peoples land and they filled their villages with disease First of all the Europeans stole from the first nations people They would come over to their land and take gold and furs They would trade alcohol for furs Their theory behind this was to get the first nations people hooked on alcohol and get them drunk enough so they wouldnt realize what the Europeans were doing to their land and how many things they were taking The Europeans were so rough that they would kill the first nation peoples that wouldnt give them the things they wanted If they wanted someones watch and he wouldnt give it to them the Europeans would cut of the hand and soak it in boiling water until the watch would slide off easily Even to this day the Europeans are digging up old first nations burials looking for gold I think that this is very disrespectful to the first nation peoples Secondly they destroyed the first nation peoples land An example was when the Spanish came into the Incas land and destroyed it all in their pursuit to find gold and silver Another example of how the Europeans wrecked the first nation peoples land was in 1971 in James Bay the Europeans built a hydro electric
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