|Re: My People and My Country - Our History|
Subject: Re: My People and My Country - Our History
by Yuffie on 2010/9/12 15:54:49
I learned about why aboriginal people are called 'Indians'.
This is because long ago when people in Europe wanted spice, they had to trek over land and mountains and such to get to Asia. One time, a man (sorry, can't remeber the name) decided to sail to Asia.
Only he didn't end up in Asia, he ended up landing in North America. The aboriginal people had darker skin that must have resembled that of India, for he called them Indians. This is accurate to some extent if you believe that aboriginals came from Asia following game.
But to others, it isn't accurate.
I hate the new HST tax in Canada. It seems to imply that clothing and shoes are luxury items if you're a teen/adult. HST is charged on shoes over size 6 and teen/adult clothing. >