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marco56 Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2017 5:10 p.m. PST
Greylegion06 Sep 2017 5:18 p.m. PST

Interesting, Mark

rmcaras Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2017 5:30 p.m. PST


ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2017 2:36 a.m. PST

This has Dawghouse written all over it.

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2017 7:43 a.m. PST

Why ZuluPaul?It's a historical topic.A lot of people would like to hear the truth about it.

goragrad07 Sep 2017 3:52 p.m. PST

Interesting that scalping was adopted by a number of cultures in both the Old and New Worlds.

Of course, as noted it was an easier trophy to deal with than an entire head.

As to Halifax – another convenient excuse for outrage.

Father Grigori08 Sep 2017 6:37 a.m. PST

I've got a paper somewhere which discusses pre-Columbian scalping in America. One thing that came out of reading it was that the native Americans seemed to value the scalps of children and women more than those of warriors. The reason seems to be that to get them they would have to infiltrate the camp or village, so they were seen as a more difficult target. Some of the evidence is a little disturbing, such as the small girl who seems to have been the victim of scalping twice in her short life…

I don't have the title to hand right now, but I'll try to dig it up and post it.

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