I don't know why I find this accidental screenshot (really, it was) so amusing. The book itself, Warpaths: Invasions of North America, is not exactly a laugh riot -- though it does show that the Amerindians (as it calls them) didn't just roll over for the invaders (a.k.a., us). The back cover (which is all I ever read) mentions "the extraordinary archers of the Calusa, who ultimately took the lives of Hernandez de Cordoba and Ponce de Leon..." This is the first news I've had of Ponce de Leon since the eighth grade, and I'm glad to hear he got what was coming to him. Put that in your Fountain of Youth, motherfucker!
posted by Christopher Locke at #
Monday, January 16, 2006