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  • Christian History 1800 to 1899


    BUCHAREST (Romania) - A blood libel led to the death and wounding of 128 Jews. [100] (88)


    August 31, HAIM FARHI (Acre, Eretz Israel) - Was murdered on the command of Abdullah Pasha. Farhi was the head of an important banking family, which had been influential in helping Abdullah come to power. Farhi had previously narrowly escaped death at the hands of Abdullah's predecessor, Ahmad al-Jazzar Pasha. During Napoleon's siege of Acre in 1799, Farhi refused Napoleon's offer of a promised Jewish independence and defended the city. Farhi was warned that his former backer had a change of heart but he refused to flee, fearing a backlash against the Jews in the Galilee. He was noted for his generous philanthropy, especially in Acre and Damascus. [101] (89)


    The State of Georgia insured no Cherokee would ever receive justice by forbidding the testimony or presence of any Native American in a court of law, period, just like the Nuremberg Laws of 1936 against Jews in Germany. This gave all whites free rein to terrorize, steal and kill any Native person they wanted to. No Cherokee "removed" because they wanted to, it was because the protection they were assured by treaty obligation was never provided. (42)

    Cherokee Indians Greed drove over a hundred thousand intruders into the area by 1825, few of whom were ever expelled. Though protection from intruders was a guarantee to the Cherokee by treaty, which the State of Georgia and the federal government were supposed to uphold it was never given the slightest honor by white interests. Forts were established to police against intruders but what they did was to harass the Cherokee and provide safety and protection for whites from those who tried to protect their families. (42)


    LAST KNOWN AUTO DA FE (Valencia, Spain) - A poor school master was executed for adhering to Judaism. The Auto da Fe ceremony, accompanied by vitriolic sermons, had served to announce the punishments of those who were deemed guilty by the Inquisition of "backsliding". Often, but not always, those deemed guilty were burned at the stake (quemadero). It is estimated that approximately 30,000 people lost their lives, with hundreds of thousand receiving lesser punishments during the almost 350 years that the Inquisition was in existence. [102] (90)


    In 1832 Congress appropriated $12,000 dollars to begin the fight against smallpox in Indian country, 20 years after they did the same for whites. Significantly, actual vaccination expenditures that first year "for smallpox and certain other things" amounted to only $1,786, as opposed to $5,721 for "missionary improvement" and $9,424 for the "civilization of the Indians." One year later, in 1833, actual expenditures were down to $721. [14] (91)


    This is why most Native Americans today who are knowledgeable of their history are pointing out that the United States Government waged genocide against their people. When medicine to heal children and families from a deadly and mortal disease is withheld, that agency which does this crime against humanity is committing genocide.

    May: Cherokee roundup begins May 23, 1838. Southeast suffers worst drought in recorded history. Leader Tsali escapes roundup and returns to North Carolina. [117] (92)

    June: First group of Cherokees driven west under Federal guard. Further removal aborted because of drought and "sickly season." [117] (92)

    July: Over 13,000 Cherokees imprisoned in military stockades awaiting break in drought. Approximately 1500 die in confinement. [117] (92)

    September: Drought breaks -- Cherokee prepare to embark on forced exodus to Indian Territory in Oklahoma. Ross wins additional funds for food and clothing. [117] (92)

    October: For most Cherokee, the "Trail of Tears" begins. [117] (92)

    December: Contingent led by Chief Jesse Bushyhead camps near present day Trail of Tears Park located near Cape Girardeau, Missouri. John Ross leaves Cherokee homeland with last group, carrying the records and laws of the Cherokee Nation. 5000 Cherokees trapped east of the Mississippi by harsh winter -- many die. [117]