“Where did they go?” Amanda asked Michael, as they stood viewing the ancient Native American Indian ruins.
Michael thought about her question for a moment, “Many were wiped out due to rodent-flea born diseases like hantavirus and the plague.”
Amanda listened intently as he continued, “Drought and starvation killed some.”
Michael then turned to face Amanda, “Then, several hundred years ago, settlers encroached in their territory and wiped many of them out or forced them out of their homes, some are these ancient ruins.”
Amanda took a deep breath, “That is so sad. I feel badly for them.”
“History has a lot of blood stains,” Michael said, “People do things which later they aren’t proud of.”
Amanda looked into Michael’s eyes and said, “This makes me respect the Native Americans even more.”
Michael smiled and took her hand. He decided not to tell her that his grandmother was a full blooded Navajo Indian.
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