Wonderful idea and site, Diane and Dietmar! Thank you so much for all your work.
I'm here because of my interest in military history, as you both already know. My interest in LBH is only incidental to the overall study of history, especially the conflicts between societies and how they resolve them. Study of American tribes is a terrific laboratory for this effort because it is so well documented, in English, compared to interactions with other tribal societies around the world.
Now could somebody direct me to a decent website dedicated to Germanic tribes?
Looking forward to all the information that will be posted here. Over at the LBH board is was quite Northern Plains oriented...will we have specialists in southwestern, northwestern, and perhaps even eastern or Mexican/central american tribes?
Post by Diane Merkel on Jun 2, 2008 10:12:28 GMT -5
Yes, our "big picture" view is to represent tribes throughout the country, including Florida's beloved Seminoles , and those you mentioned. It is likely that the trails will lead into Canada and Central America as well.
I agree ... lovely site! Took me all day to establish an account, but I'm hoping it'll be well-worth it. I'm more a Southwestern girl, but it took Little Big Horn for me to truly explore my heritage. My only desire of this board is that we of Indian decent are represented as humans--complete with faults and noble heroics.
Thanks for your kind words Tricia. We will keep your advice in mind, it is a very important point, I think.
Clair, believe or not, but I know less about germanic tribes than I know about Indian tribes I don´t know if you can read the many websites in German, but here are two in English I googled: www.friesian.com/germania.htm [deleted]
I would find fascinating a study looking at the similarities and differences between the European, Eastern Asian (Chinese/Mongolian), and American tribes in there development at about the stage where the Europeans found the Native Americans.
How had being isolated on this continent made American peoples develop tribal society and interactions with other societies differently than from Europe or Asia, say, 3,000 years earlier.
I have an image of the Native American tribes, as they first encounter the Europeans, looking 2-3,000 years into their own future...must have been quite the shock!