The Natives and Human Sacrifice
It seems the peaceful, “spiritual” society the West invaded wasn’t exactly the moral kind of spiritual after all:
Police found 150 skulls at a “crime scene” in Mexico. It turns out the victims, mostly women, were ritually decapitated over 1,000 years ago.
When Mexican police found a pile of about 150 skulls in a cave near the Guatemalan border, they thought they were looking at a crime scene, and took the bones to the state capital.
It turns out it was a very cold case.
It took a decade of tests and analysis to determine the skulls were from sacrificial victims killed between A.D. 900 and 1200, the National Institute of Anthropology and History said Wednesday.
But experts said Wednesday the victims in the cave had probably been ritually decapitated and the skulls put on display on a kind of trophy rack known as a “tzompantli.” Spanish conquistadores wrote about seeing such racks in the 1520s, and some Spaniards’ heads even wound up on them.
While usually strung on wooden poles using holes bashed through them – the common practice among the Aztecs and other cultures – experts say the cave skulls may have rested atop poles, rather than being strung on them.
In 2015, archaeologists found the main trophy rack of sacrificed human skulls at Mexico City’s Templo Mayor Aztec ruin site.
That same year, artifacts found at the Zultepec-Tecoaque ruin site revealed evidence from when hundreds of people in a Spanish-led convoy were captured, sacrificed and apparently eaten.
A 2016 study found that in societies where social hierarchies were taking shape, ritual human sacrifices targeted poor people, helping the powerful control the lower classes and keep them in their place.
The West conquered native nations that were sacrificing their own citizens to demons and then occasionally eating them. This is in contrast to the peaceful, loving, and spiritual image the media typically likes to associate with the natives.
This is nothing new to those of you who have actually studied the history of this continent pre-Western incursion. It was a barbaric land with horrific violence amongst tribes. But it is still a helpful shock to those who haven’t yet dealt with the reality of this land. And as a slap to those who desperately want to believe in the narrative of peaceful natives, evil invaders.
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