Metacomet's Manitou Hussunash - or "King Philip's Cave"
Photo – Sera Bray
"Then the solar company came with chainsaws and shovels
And they tortured the timber and stripped all the land
Well, they drilled for their footings till the land was forsaken
Then they wrote it all down as the progress of man.
- With apologies to John Prine (Paradise)
And I'll ask once again, daring to use the term Ethnic Cleansing when I ask, "How is this not Ethnic Cleansing?"
I was going to say, "I don't mean to be harsh," but actually I do.
I'll add that the term was first coined in 1991 (about when began exploring probable Indigenous stonework around one of two historically known Pootatuck Villages), but that practice began long ago in Human History and it arrived on the shores of what is now known as Massachusetts in 1620.
When it ends is anybody's guess...
"Ethnic cleansing is the systematic forced removal of ethnic or racial groups from a given territory by a more powerful ethnic group, often with the intent of making it ethnically homogeneous.[page needed] The forces applied may be various forms of forced migration (deportation, population transfer), intimidation, as well as genocide and genocidal rape.
Ethnic cleansing is usually accompanied with efforts to remove physical and cultural evidence of the targeted group in the territory through the destruction of homes, social centers, farms, and infrastructure, and by the desecration of monuments, cemeteries, and places of worship."