Thread Tools
Old October 4, 2001, 12:59   #61
orange
Civilization III Democracy GameNationStatesDiplomacyApolytoners Hall of Fame
Emperor
 
orange's Avatar
 
Local Time: 09:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: It doesn't matter what your name is!
Posts: 3,601
...better yet...
so you don't have to follow the link...
Attached Thumbnails:
Click image for larger version

Name:	mapchengho.gif
Views:	89
Size:	11.2 KB
ID:	3533  
__________________
"Chegitz, still angry about the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991?
You provide no source. You PROVIDE NOTHING! And yet you want to destroy capitalism.. you criminal..." - Fez

"I was hoping for a Communist utopia that would last forever." - Imran Siddiqui
orange is offline  
Old October 4, 2001, 14:03   #62
Ribannah
Queen
 
Ribannah's Avatar
 
Local Time: 15:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: The Netherlands, Embassy of the Iroquois Confederacy
Posts: 1,578
Quote:
Originally posted by orange
scroll to the map. It was the second hit on google
Thanks. It is a map of the Fourth Voyage, I'm thinking. Unfortunately no source is mentioned. On the page I found there was no mention of a visit to Chittagong, instead it sounds like they always sailed due west to Sri Lanka.
Did you see the size of that ship? Amazing!
__________________
A horse! A horse! Mingapulco for a horse! Someone must give chase to Brave Sir Robin and get those missing flags ...
Project Lead of Might and Magic Tribute
Ribannah is offline  
Old October 4, 2001, 14:05   #63
Jay Bee
staff
Spanish CiversApolytoners Hall of Fame
Moderator
 
Jay Bee's Avatar
 
Local Time: 16:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Valladolid, CA
Posts: 11,884
Quote:
Originally posted by Ribannah
but I think they had the Azores as an intermediate point.
See? You yourself have shown the world what your level of knowledge about Columbus' era is. Tell me dear, why Columbus would want to stop in Portuguese lands? It really escapes me...

Columbus made a stop in the Canary Islands which are considerably closer to mainland than the Azores. The main reason for that was quite obvious for anybody knowing just a bit about sea travel.
Jay Bee is offline  
Old October 4, 2001, 14:41   #64
Waku
Civilization II MultiplayerCivilization II PBEMSpanish Civers
Emperor
 
Waku's Avatar
 
Local Time: 15:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Cdiz, Spain
Posts: 3,442
Quote:
Originally posted by Ribannah
Waku Waku, how small is your world? Did you forget the Vikings, even? Not to mention the Chinese, Phoenicians, Ethiopians, did we not learn from them? Even the Polynesians were able to cross the oceans. There was nothing essential to be taught by the Spanish, all the seafaring tribes already possessed the 'skill'.
Why can you not be happy by proudly saying that the Spanish rediscovered the Americas, ahead of their rivals, instead of adding and adding to it until it turns into a blatant nothing (and making it so easy to counter)?
Honey, you're again rebating things I haven't said. you see ghosts everywhere. There are only 18 words in my first post, please read it, and remember that the ocean was full of monsters before Colombus.

Quote:
Originally posted by Ribannah
But it was only a small part of Dutch trade
LMAO
Waku is offline  
Old October 4, 2001, 14:47   #65
Chris 62
Spanish CiversCivilization II MultiplayerApolytoners Hall of Fame
Emperor
 
Chris 62's Avatar
 
Local Time: 10:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: In the memmories of the past
Posts: 4,487
Quote:
Originally posted by Ribannah
Soon, Firaxis will tell us everything about the Iroquois
So your the one my hermanos always talk about, who thinks she knows history, but doesn't really.
Fascinating.
Perhaps they will tell you that American indian culture is akin to Cro-Magon man before the coming of Europeans, and are only included in the game as a poltically correct choice.
Quote:
I would replace the Persians with the Arabs, and the Zulus with the Ethiopians.
There is no "Arab" society per se, they were Islam.
Why is there such confusion on this? The tribes of the Arabian penninsular are still the same, they didn't spread "Arab" culture, they spread Islamic culture, and such a civ could include the Ottomans, Al-Andalus, as well as Persia, even the Moguls of India.
Quote:
Mongols, Spanish and Vikings (better: Norse) definitely don't belong in the top 16 IMHO. Sure, they had empires, but what did they give human civilization?
Showing extreme ignorence here.
Proto-Mongol tribes were present as far back as 2500BC
They were the spur that caused the Chiese to build their great wall, they developed, for the first time in human history, the concept of concentration of force by indirect means at selected points against far numerically superior forces, and made a science of the applied use of terror in warfare.
They were also far more open then many of the cultures they crushed, such as the insular Sung, the despotic kuorozeim, and the petty Russian principalities.
They also held the largest empire in human history, bar none.
Don't belong? You don't know what your talking about.
Spanish culture is dominate on an entire continent, and extremly influential on 2 others (The Americas and europe).
What did they give history? The fact you even dare to ask betrays your ignorence.
As for our Norse friends, they gave western civilization the beginings of it's law code (ever hear of the althing? If you had, you would have kept silent).
They also founded most of the cities of modern Russia, as well as being the basis for the Normans, who took britain, from OTHER vikings (The Danelaw, in case your un-informed), so we see their influence was ENORMUS, far outstripping the petty Indians (what is their contribution, BTW? ZERO).

Let's talk about this foolishness:
Quote:
That may be so, but I think they had the Azores as an intermediate point.
Also note that at the time Columbus expected the journey to be much shorter, and they were very lucky to make it. It was a formidable feat.
Ever hear of a man named El Cano?
Bet you didn't, he was the first man to circumnavigate the earth, he took over for Magellan when the latter was killed in the Phillipennes, half way round the world.
El Cano was a Spaniard.
How many Chinese navigators did that? What? Can't hear you...Speak up...
The answer is none.
Iberia INVENTED the ships that sailed the world's seas for the first time (Caravels, Carrecks, Gallions, ECT are all Iberian creations), the Chiese Junks would be and were incapable of deep sea travel, and were in fact, akin to Mederterain Galleys, and it is laughable to call them graet seafarers.
Cheng Ho's journey was a series of costal trips.
He could not, as the Iberians could, navigate in deep water, and no ship built in Asia could have survived a trip around the Cape of Good Hope, let alone Cape Horn.

So what do we learn from this?
When you discuss history, you don't know what your talking about.

Oh, BTW, I hold a masters in history, just in case your wondering.
__________________
I believe Saddam because his position is backed up by logic and reason...David Floyd
i'm an ignorant greek...MarkG
Chris 62 is offline  
Old October 4, 2001, 15:40   #66
Boris Godunov
Civilization II MultiplayerApolytoners Hall of FameCivilization IV: Multiplayer
Emperor
 
Boris Godunov's Avatar
 
Local Time: 07:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 4,412
Quote:
Originally posted by Chris 62


Oh, BTW, I hold a masters in history, just in case your wondering.
You should check out the thread "What do we know about the Iroquois?" and see my ongoing exchange with her.

I have to disagree with comparing the Iroquois to Cro-Magnon man in Europe. There was a level of sophistication to Iroquois culture that far surpassed this. While I don't agree with their inclusion, I would not go so far as saying this.
__________________
Tutto nel mondo burla
Boris Godunov is offline  
Old October 4, 2001, 16:33   #67
orange
Civilization III Democracy GameNationStatesDiplomacyApolytoners Hall of Fame
Emperor
 
orange's Avatar
 
Local Time: 09:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: It doesn't matter what your name is!
Posts: 3,601
Hey no kidding Chris? Masters in History? That's my major at Uni Where did you go to college?
__________________
"Chegitz, still angry about the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991?
You provide no source. You PROVIDE NOTHING! And yet you want to destroy capitalism.. you criminal..." - Fez

"I was hoping for a Communist utopia that would last forever." - Imran Siddiqui
orange is offline  
Old October 4, 2001, 16:37   #68
Guynemer
C4WDG The GooniesCiv4 SP Democracy GameBtS Tri-League
Emperor
 
Guynemer's Avatar
 
Local Time: 10:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: here
Posts: 8,349
Quote:
Originally posted by Chris 62
So your the one my hermanos always talk about, who thinks she knows history, but doesn't really.
Fascinating.
Perhaps they will tell you that American indian culture is akin to Cro-Magon man before the coming of Europeans, and are only included in the game as a poltically correct choice.
...
Oh, BTW, I hold a masters in history, just in case your wondering.
Hmmm... for someone who holds a masters in history, that Iroquois crack is remarkably ignorant and foolish. And before you argue, I also hold a history degree, so don't try to get high-and-mighty.
__________________
"My nation is the world, and my religion is to do good." --Thomas Paine
"Strange is it that our bloods, of colour, weight, and heat, pour'd all together, would quite confound distinction, yet stand off in differences so mighty." --William Shakespeare
"The subject of onanism is inexhaustable." --Sigmund Freud
Guynemer is offline  
Old October 4, 2001, 16:49   #69
orange
Civilization III Democracy GameNationStatesDiplomacyApolytoners Hall of Fame
Emperor
 
orange's Avatar
 
Local Time: 09:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: It doesn't matter what your name is!
Posts: 3,601
now now, lets play nice

Where'd you go to college, Guy?
__________________
"Chegitz, still angry about the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991?
You provide no source. You PROVIDE NOTHING! And yet you want to destroy capitalism.. you criminal..." - Fez

"I was hoping for a Communist utopia that would last forever." - Imran Siddiqui
orange is offline  
Old October 4, 2001, 17:07   #70
Jay Bee
staff
Spanish CiversApolytoners Hall of Fame
Moderator
 
Jay Bee's Avatar
 
Local Time: 16:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Valladolid, CA
Posts: 11,884
Guynemer, no need to get so harsh

Chris may have exaggerated a bit to get his point straight, but he's right in the end. The Iroquois, like all other Native American tribes, were hundreds of years behind the Europeans at the time of their encounter. That's an undisputed fact and that's what Chris meant to say.

That the Iroquois add flavor to the game, right; that they are an exotic and most-likely fun addition to the game, right... AND that they are in only por PC reasons, right.
Jay Bee is offline  
Old October 4, 2001, 17:25   #71
Guynemer
C4WDG The GooniesCiv4 SP Democracy GameBtS Tri-League
Emperor
 
Guynemer's Avatar
 
Local Time: 10:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: here
Posts: 8,349
You folks are correct, I was perhaps a little harsh. I've noticed Chris has a tendency to also get a little over-the-top and insulting when it comes to people who disagree with him (certainly not always), and I suppose I got prematurely defensive. I apologize.

To answer your question, Orange, I went (and still go) to the University of Michigan. Anxiously awaiting tomorrow night's hockey season opener against Michigan State, outdoors at Spartan Stadium. 70,000+ will be there; highest ever attendance at a hockey game. Now THAT is a great achievement for civilization.

Also, I don't think that it is fair to say that the Iroquois are only in for PC reasons. If we are rewriting history, it seems fair to include representatives of a variety of different cultural groups--Asian, European, Classical, Ancient, North & South American. I can't think of a better choice for a North American civilization than the Iroquois. Strictly speaking, if you just wanted civilizations that dominated the world (or a large portion of it), you'd see a lot of Europe and very, very little else--maybe China and Japan. Again, we're trying to rewrite history; to that end, we need a variety of civilizations.
__________________
"My nation is the world, and my religion is to do good." --Thomas Paine
"Strange is it that our bloods, of colour, weight, and heat, pour'd all together, would quite confound distinction, yet stand off in differences so mighty." --William Shakespeare
"The subject of onanism is inexhaustable." --Sigmund Freud
Guynemer is offline  
Old October 4, 2001, 17:33   #72
Boris Godunov
Civilization II MultiplayerApolytoners Hall of FameCivilization IV: Multiplayer
Emperor
 
Boris Godunov's Avatar
 
Local Time: 07:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 4,412
Quote:
[SIZE=1]
Also, I don't think that it is fair to say that the Iroquois are only in for PC reasons. If we are rewriting history, it seems fair to include representatives of a variety of different cultural groups--Asian, European, Classical, Ancient, North & South American. I can't think of a better choice for a North American civilization than the Iroquois. Strictly speaking, if you just wanted civilizations that dominated the world (or a large portion of it), you'd see a lot of Europe and very, very little else--maybe China and Japan. Again, we're trying to rewrite history; to that end, we need a variety of civilizations.
Wow, in one paragraph you've made the best argument for including the Iroquois, something that has eluded our Dutch friend throughout 100,000 words of posts.
__________________
Tutto nel mondo burla
Boris Godunov is offline  
Old October 4, 2001, 17:39   #73
Waku
Civilization II MultiplayerCivilization II PBEMSpanish Civers
Emperor
 
Waku's Avatar
 
Local Time: 15:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Cdiz, Spain
Posts: 3,442
All these arguments prove civ3 will be stillborn, it will only be a game, not the best game ever I was waiting for
Waku is offline  
Old October 4, 2001, 17:40   #74
Ribannah
Queen
 
Ribannah's Avatar
 
Local Time: 15:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: The Netherlands, Embassy of the Iroquois Confederacy
Posts: 1,578
__________________
A horse! A horse! Mingapulco for a horse! Someone must give chase to Brave Sir Robin and get those missing flags ...
Project Lead of Might and Magic Tribute
Ribannah is offline  
Old October 4, 2001, 17:55   #75
Jay Bee
staff
Spanish CiversApolytoners Hall of Fame
Moderator
 
Jay Bee's Avatar
 
Local Time: 16:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Valladolid, CA
Posts: 11,884
Got to agree again with Boris. Guy, you have made a very solid point there. I couldn't agree more and have stated it so several times in the past... but I also agree with Waku
Jay Bee is offline  
Old October 4, 2001, 18:10   #76
orange
Civilization III Democracy GameNationStatesDiplomacyApolytoners Hall of Fame
Emperor
 
orange's Avatar
 
Local Time: 09:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: It doesn't matter what your name is!
Posts: 3,601
Guy - While you haven't changed my opinion of the Iroqoius being in the game, you have IMO given a great reason to why the Inca, Maya, and Aztec should be in the game (well, Aztec already are...but...)

I don't think the Iroquois should be, because I don't think they were as advanced as the southern, more dominant tribes as before mentioned were. The population of the Iroquois and their range of influence was not great enough to be seen as a dominant civ. Not many Native North American tribes could have, except maybe the Sioux. The numbers and influence was simply never great enough. Too many warring independant tribes...

I know this gives no justice to the accomplishments of any individual Native American civ...but I liked how there was a "Native American" civ in CtpII...each city being a name of a tribe (IE: Sioux, Apache, Iroquois). It makes it sound like a group of city states, which is the best way of going about including Native Americans in CivIII.
__________________
"Chegitz, still angry about the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991?
You provide no source. You PROVIDE NOTHING! And yet you want to destroy capitalism.. you criminal..." - Fez

"I was hoping for a Communist utopia that would last forever." - Imran Siddiqui
orange is offline  
Old October 4, 2001, 21:10   #77
Guynemer
C4WDG The GooniesCiv4 SP Democracy GameBtS Tri-League
Emperor
 
Guynemer's Avatar
 
Local Time: 10:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: here
Posts: 8,349
Quote:
Originally posted by orange
Guy - While you haven't changed my opinion of the Iroqoius being in the game, you have IMO given a great reason to why the Inca, Maya, and Aztec should be in the game (well, Aztec already are...but...)
Oh, I agree as far as the Inca and/or Maya go; I'd like to see them in as well. But as far as North American (as opposed to Latin American) civs go, I still hold that the Iroquois make the most logical choice. The Sioux (Lakota) may have had the greater population and larger land area, but the Iroquois (as Rib has pointed out) were somewhat more advanced in their society/governmental structure, as well as more adaptable to the European invasion. I don't think putting them all under the same civ is appropriate, as many of the tribes were fierce rivals and didn't consider themselves the same at all--neither should we. We're probably splitting hairs as far as Sioux-vs-Iroquois go, but I hope you understand where I'm coming from, at least in so far as having a specific North American civ goes.
__________________
"My nation is the world, and my religion is to do good." --Thomas Paine
"Strange is it that our bloods, of colour, weight, and heat, pour'd all together, would quite confound distinction, yet stand off in differences so mighty." --William Shakespeare
"The subject of onanism is inexhaustable." --Sigmund Freud
Guynemer is offline  
Old October 4, 2001, 21:11   #78
Guynemer
C4WDG The GooniesCiv4 SP Democracy GameBtS Tri-League
Emperor
 
Guynemer's Avatar
 
Local Time: 10:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: here
Posts: 8,349
Quote:
Originally posted by Waku
All these arguments prove civ3 will be stillborn, it will only be a game, not the best game ever I was waiting for
Not sure what you're trying to say here, Waku.
__________________
"My nation is the world, and my religion is to do good." --Thomas Paine
"Strange is it that our bloods, of colour, weight, and heat, pour'd all together, would quite confound distinction, yet stand off in differences so mighty." --William Shakespeare
"The subject of onanism is inexhaustable." --Sigmund Freud
Guynemer is offline  
Old October 4, 2001, 21:16   #79
Roman
King
 
Roman's Avatar
 
Local Time: 14:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Posts: 1,292
How about just having the American civ as the North American representative?
__________________
Rome rules
Roman is offline  
Old October 4, 2001, 21:33   #80
Ribannah
Queen
 
Ribannah's Avatar
 
Local Time: 15:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: The Netherlands, Embassy of the Iroquois Confederacy
Posts: 1,578
Quote:
Originally posted by orange
I know this gives no justice to the accomplishments of any individual Native American civ...but I liked how there was a "Native American" civ in CtpII...
What! The Incas and the Aztecs as the same civilization?
__________________
A horse! A horse! Mingapulco for a horse! Someone must give chase to Brave Sir Robin and get those missing flags ...
Project Lead of Might and Magic Tribute
Ribannah is offline  
Old October 4, 2001, 21:46   #81
Sarxis
Rise of Nations MultiplayerAlpha Centauri PBEMCivilization III MultiplayerCivilization III PBEMCTP2 Source Code ProjectCall to Power II MultiplayerCall to Power MultiplayerCivilization IV: MultiplayerCivilization IV CreatorsGalCiv Apolyton Empire
Emperor
 
Sarxis's Avatar
 
Local Time: 10:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Sep 1999
Posts: 3,361
I think the Iroquis (spell?) were selected to represent the 'whole' of all the Native American tribes and kingdoms. Not that the Iroquis were themselves greater or less than, say, the Cherokee or Sioux. But having a civ called 'Native Americans' just doesn't work, does it?
Sarxis is offline  
Old October 5, 2001, 00:26   #82
orange
Civilization III Democracy GameNationStatesDiplomacyApolytoners Hall of Fame
Emperor
 
orange's Avatar
 
Local Time: 09:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: It doesn't matter what your name is!
Posts: 3,601
Quote:
Originally posted by Guynemer
We're probably splitting hairs as far as Sioux-vs-Iroquois go, but I hope you understand where I'm coming from, at least in so far as having a specific North American civ goes.
Of course And I definitely agree with the factual points you made. As far as which Native American civs should be in it...It's just a matter of opinion, and a bit of realism vs. gameplay thrown in.
__________________
"Chegitz, still angry about the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991?
You provide no source. You PROVIDE NOTHING! And yet you want to destroy capitalism.. you criminal..." - Fez

"I was hoping for a Communist utopia that would last forever." - Imran Siddiqui
orange is offline  
Old October 5, 2001, 00:29   #83
orange
Civilization III Democracy GameNationStatesDiplomacyApolytoners Hall of Fame
Emperor
 
orange's Avatar
 
Local Time: 09:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: It doesn't matter what your name is!
Posts: 3,601
Quote:
Originally posted by Ribannah
What! The Incas and the Aztecs as the same civilization?
I do note the smiley here...but to clarify...

I do not believe that all native american tribes are the same civilization. I was bringing up something from CtpII which, although historically innacurate, worked quite well in the game.

Your quote stated that (regardless of the content around it) essentially Aztecs and Incas are the same civilization, which is false.
__________________
"Chegitz, still angry about the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991?
You provide no source. You PROVIDE NOTHING! And yet you want to destroy capitalism.. you criminal..." - Fez

"I was hoping for a Communist utopia that would last forever." - Imran Siddiqui
orange is offline  
Old October 5, 2001, 01:35   #84
Boris Godunov
Civilization II MultiplayerApolytoners Hall of FameCivilization IV: Multiplayer
Emperor
 
Boris Godunov's Avatar
 
Local Time: 07:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 4,412
Quote:
Originally posted by orange
Guy - While you haven't changed my opinion of the Iroqoius being in the game,
To clarify, he hasn't for me, either...but I just liked how he put it.

Please see my post in the Iroquois forum about Toynbee's list of civs. He actually, believe it or not, lumps the West Europeans all together (English, French, German, Spanish), and seperately includes the Aztecs, Mayans and Incas. Whoa!

Personally, I loved the way Colonization handled the native americans. Distinct tribes that you couldn't play, halfway between the Civ I barbarians and an actual civ. It struck me as being more accurate than any other representation.

I miss Colonization.

Wonder how I can find it again...
__________________
Tutto nel mondo burla
Boris Godunov is offline  
Old October 5, 2001, 03:47   #85
Ribannah
Queen
 
Ribannah's Avatar
 
Local Time: 15:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: The Netherlands, Embassy of the Iroquois Confederacy
Posts: 1,578
Quote:
Originally posted by Anunikoba
I think the Iroquis (spell?) were selected to represent the 'whole' of all the Native American tribes and kingdoms. Not that the Iroquis were themselves greater or less than, say, the Cherokee or Sioux. But having a civ called 'Native Americans' just doesn't work, does it?
The Iroquois took a lot of land from the Sioux. The Sioux (better: Dakota) were no match for them on Sioux territory(!) except for a very brief period when they had horses before the Iroquois had guns.
The Cherokee are related to the Iroquois but nonetheless lost land to them as well. They learned a lot from them, too, and had their golden year in history when they were almost united by Tecumseh.
I agree with you that the Iroquois were probably selected by Firaxis to represent all native North-American tribes (north of the pueblo tribes, that is). They all had the rudiments of Iroquois law and social system. But it was not a random pick.
__________________
A horse! A horse! Mingapulco for a horse! Someone must give chase to Brave Sir Robin and get those missing flags ...
Project Lead of Might and Magic Tribute
Ribannah is offline  
Old October 5, 2001, 11:34   #86
Chris 62
Spanish CiversCivilization II MultiplayerApolytoners Hall of Fame
Emperor
 
Chris 62's Avatar
 
Local Time: 10:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: In the memmories of the past
Posts: 4,487
Quote:
Originally posted by orange
Hey no kidding Chris? Masters in History? That's my major at Uni Where did you go to college?
Columbia, here in NYC.

As for our Iroquois friends, some links:

http://school.discovery.com/homework.../i/281880.html
http://www.ohiokids.org/ohc/history/.../iroquois.html
http://www.library.utoronto.ca/robar.../iroqouis.html
http://tuscaroras.com/pages/irlinks_na.html


Did they have:

Permanent settlements?
Yes, rudimentuary, usually log huts, arranged in circular fashion
(Stone-age man equivilent were found in Turkey, that date back to 10,000 BC)
Written language?
No, relied on oral tradition, recorded matters on "wampum" (explained in the links)
Leagal code?
Again, only traditions, as they had no written language.
Agriculture?
Yes, were famers.
Education?
None, outside of passing of traditions.
Did they live peacefully?
No, not at all.
Religion?
Believe in a number of spirts and superstions reguarding a large number of things in the world around them.
Science?
None.
Metalurgy?
No

In fact, all of their moments in history come after contact with the Europeans.

Cro-Magnon man:
Permanent settlements?
None,as such, were just begining to go from hunter-gatherer to farmer.
Written language?
None, oral only.
Leagal code?
None.
Agriculture?
Ruidmentuary, at very beginings of understanding.
Education?
None, really.
Did they live peacefully?
Not really.
Religion?
Similar to our Iroquois friends.
Science?
None.
Metalurgy?
Rudimentuary.

See the similarity?
You are all guilty of being politically correct, when you assert the the six nations were a "great civilization".

In the modern world, we now have a tendancy to view history through rose colored glasses in reguards to native american cultures.
The fact is, and always was, these primative societies were on subsistance survival level (which is why there was so few of them in the Americas to start with), and were accustomed to taking what they wanted from others by force as the first option (read the links if you disagree).
They had the monumental misfortune of meeting a people (the Europeans) whom would also take what they wanted, and were better at it, but would have lived peacably if not continually attacked (Native custom, for the Six Nations, the yearly tribal raid on neigbhors).
Over time, as the Europeans multiplied, they would become cronic aggressors, and constant treaty breakers, but the fact is, the natives began this pattern, having "sowed the wind, they were forced to reap the whirlwind" so to speak.
We can't say that the europeans would have behaved any differently had the natives not continually attacked them, but we will never know that with any certaincy.

The Native Americans were a Politically Correct choice by Firaxis, and should not have been in the new game.

Quote:
Orginally posted by Guynemer
You folks are correct, I was perhaps a little harsh. I've noticed Chris has a tendency to also get a little over-the-top and insulting when it comes to people who disagree with him (certainly not always), and I suppose I got prematurely defensive. I apologize.
No need to apologize, I'm not offended in the least, it is simply a misunderstanding.

Yes, when dealing with Off Topic know it alls, whom insist they know everything, when in fact, most are teens who know nothing.

In historical discussions, I am frank and to the point.
Do not mistake being criptic with being insulting.
I'm also aware that said young lady delights on bating the Spanish posters, drawing glee at their fustrations, not a situation I find disiarble.
When I see foolishness, I point it out in no uncertain terms, just as facts.
I also listen to people, and am interested in their opinions, but it seems that many are to concerned with not offending other people, instead of looking for truth.

I search for truth, and care not about offending the foolish.
Revisionist history is currently in vogue, and it is destroying the fabric of thruth, because people try to view the past thorugh modern eyes, instead of viewing it from the viewpoint of the people who were on the spot.

The truth is, American cultures, while interesting to read and study, were not significant to history, and cannot be considered great.
The same is true of Meso-American (Although far more advanced), still can't be considered great.

Interesting yes, important, no.

Worthy of inclusion in a game about great civilizations? Absoulty not.
__________________
I believe Saddam because his position is backed up by logic and reason...David Floyd
i'm an ignorant greek...MarkG
Chris 62 is offline  
Old October 5, 2001, 11:43   #87
Fiera
Emperor
 
Fiera's Avatar
 
Local Time: 15:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Proud Member of the Spanish Gang
Posts: 4,061
A brilliant post indeed, Chris.


Now you know that Ribannah is going to tell you that, depite everything you posted above, the Iroquois developed Democracy and taught it to the European colonists, don't you?
__________________
"An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike"
- Spiro T. Agnew
Fiera is offline  
Old October 5, 2001, 12:00   #88
KrazyHorse
Deity
 
KrazyHorse's Avatar
 
Local Time: 10:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: May 2001
Location: 138% of your RDA of Irony
Posts: 18,577
And I still want the Iroquois in for the same reason as always: variety. Without including "indigenous" civilisations, we miss out on a large part of humanity. Only one person here claims that the Iroquois were on the level of, say, the Spanish, but many want the Iroquois included for different reasons than simple "importance".

It's not mere "political correctness"; it's interest in all the branches of humanity.
__________________
04-06-04 Killdozer NEVER FORGET
Stadtluft Macht Frei
In Memoriam Adam Smith: a brilliant man, taken too soon
Get Rich or Die Tryin'
KrazyHorse is offline  
Old October 5, 2001, 12:04   #89
Ubik
Chieftain
 
Local Time: 14:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Greece
Posts: 67
Uh, huh... Chris, is that kind of history being taught in Columbia? Oh my, oh my... things are getting worst and worst there...

What excactly did you mastered in, Chris? I mean, yes, history, but this is a great field. Huuuuuge actually. In what kind of history? Mine was in Medieval Balkan history.

So, where to start from? Ok, this absurd statement:

Quote:
They had the monumental misfortune of meeting a people (the Europeans) whom would also take what they wanted, and were better at it, but would have lived peacably if not continually attacked (Native custom, for the Six Nations, the yearly tribal raid on neigbhors).
Over time, as the Europeans multiplied, they would become cronic aggressors, and constant treaty breakers, but the fact is, the natives began this pattern, having "sowed the wind, they were forced to reap the whirlwind" so to speak.
We can't say that the europeans would have behaved any differently had the natives not continually attacked them, but we will never know that with any certaincy.
Pardon me... WHAT??? Where did you see that written? "the natives began this pattern"? The Europeans "lived peacably"????? Gosh, do you even know what you are talking about?

I am not going even to trash this statement, because it is past logical assumptions and any rational debating. A few words only: Utter and Total Rubish.


Quote:
The truth is, American cultures, while interesting to read and study, were not significant to history, and cannot be considered great.
The same is true of Meso-American (Although far more advanced), still can't be considered great.

Interesting yes, important, no.

Worthy of inclusion in a game about great civilizations? Absoulty not.

Another precious jewel of pompeous trashing a civ ...on what criteria? What do you mean "important", my friend? As an historian (if you are one) you should be fully aware that the importance of a civilization is not based on personal povs or even the "contribution" of that civilization to the humanity in general.

The "importance" of a civilization lies in it's uniquenes, in it's diversity, it's time/space span, it's cultural productivity and the impact on it's environment. Those are not things you included in your "charts" where you compared Cro Magnon with Iroquis...

That is not revisionist or reformist history, that is standard history. Where did you read or learned that the significance of a civilization is ... for instance... the size of the armies it could produce, or whatever your stupid criteria for trashing the brilliant meso american civilizations are.

Or is it... guilt? Nah, couldn't be... but again, maybe. Yes, maybe because you are a descendant of those who exterminated 90% of the indigenous population of the Americas, and destroyed a dozen important (not interesting, dear, important) civilizations, that is why you trash them as "insignificant", so your scientific conscious should stay unharassed...

Surely, you must be the one and only person on this earth with a masters in history, that supports such a stupid thesis.

Sorry if my vocabulary is kinda harsh, but I am really annoyed because of those copletely unscientific remarks of yours.
Ubik is offline  
Old October 5, 2001, 12:20   #90
orange
Civilization III Democracy GameNationStatesDiplomacyApolytoners Hall of Fame
Emperor
 
orange's Avatar
 
Local Time: 09:01
Local Date: October 31, 2010
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: It doesn't matter what your name is!
Posts: 3,601
Wow, I almost went to Columbia for Journalism
__________________
"Chegitz, still angry about the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991?
You provide no source. You PROVIDE NOTHING! And yet you want to destroy capitalism.. you criminal..." - Fez

"I was hoping for a Communist utopia that would last forever." - Imran Siddiqui
orange is offline  
 

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:01.


Design by Vjacheslav Trushkin, color scheme by ColorizeIt!.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2010, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Apolyton Civilization Site | Copyright The Apolyton Team