The Milahanska, or Long Knives, are the Native Europeans who lived in Britain. They arrived on the east coast of North America over a thousand years after the Lenape.
Country facts (circa 1713):
- Name: British Empire;
- Location: Britain, Ireland, east coast of North America, Jamaica, Barbados, Bermuda, Saint Helena, ports in Africa, India and the Mediterranean (pictured above);
- Population: 6.5 million, maybe more;
- Area: about 700,000 sq km;
- Languages: Washichuiyapi, an Indo-European language (related to what Columbus spoke);
- Religion: worship of Wanikiya;
- Technology: West Eurasian;
- Government: centralized, ruled by a chief;
- Currency: mazaska, aka “pieces of maza”.
The Milahanska grew maize and aghuyapi su, raised ptegleshka, thhahhchashungkala, khhokhhoyah’angla and khukhushe (pictured above) and rode sungkawakhangs. They lived in short houses, sometimes in towns of up to 500,000. They made things out of maza.
They took land through war, purchase and broken treaties.
Money: mostly mazaska, round pieces of maza, coloured brown, white and yellow (in order of increasing value).
War: They were used to fighting in open fields with mazawakhangs, loud, slow-loading weapons made of maza. They were not good at fighting in woods and their weapons were not fast enough till the 1800s. Small things or nothing at all could lead to war. They killed even women and children. Worshipping their god, Wanikiya, offered little to no protection.
What the Milahanska lacked in weaponry and skill, they made up for with numbers and disease. More and more came across the sea every year, bringing disease:
Diseases: wichhahanghang, nashli and Wanikiya Wowichala (pictured above). The last was a disease of the spirit, based on guilt, sin and blame, on male authority and violence, on lies, on taking more than you need, on seeing the Earth not as a Mother but as a thing to rape.
The conquered: Those who had lived through the Milahanska diseases and wars, in North America, Australia and New Zealand, were pushed onto small bits of land or into wastelands or no lands. Their children were taken and forced to be brought up (at least in part) by Milahanska women (pictured above).
In 1921, at their height, they ruled the seas and about 43.7 million square kilometres, almost a third of the earth:
In 2014, they numbered 309 million, almost 50 times more than in 1713. Unlike some other Native Europeans, few married those without white skin.
Languages: They spoke Washichuiyapi. In 2014, it had at least 373 million native speakers, 83% of them Milahanska. Another billion people can speak it as a second or foreign language.
How I made this post: I took my post on the Delaware (Lenape) and flipped it onto what Winston Churchill calls the English-speaking peoples, by which he means just the White ones. I used Lakota Sioux words for things that Native Americans were unfamiliar with (to make them seem unfamiliar in English). I took my view of Christianity from John Trudell (Santee Sioux). Strictly speaking, I should have used Lenape words and ideas, but I am more familiar with Sioux ones.
– Abagond, 2o16.
- The Delaware
- British Empire
- The Milahanska through time:
- Wanikiya – their god
- Washichuiyapi – their language
- Winston Churchill
- John Trudell