From the onset of European colonization , the Karankawa had violent encounters with the Spanish. Moore and Robert Kuykendoll, who massacred men, women, and children in stealthy attacks on their villages to drive them out of their homelands, scalping the dead while stealing their food and supplies. During , Juan Nepomuceno Cortina led a group of Texan colonists against the Karankawa's last refuge and killed the remaining members of the tribe. Historical research of the Karankawa is hindered because the documents concerning them were overwhelmingly written by enemies of the tribe. Years later, Texan colonist John H. Moore attempted to justify his role in the massacres of the Karankawa because "their cannibalism
Fact or Myth: Native Americans Can’t Grow Any Facial Hair
White Wolf : Native American Hair Growth Secrets: 5 Hair Care Tips From the Elders
Although most Native American men do not sport a mustache or a full beard, this does not mean that they are unable to grow facial hair. Most Native American men prefer to keep their faces clean shaven, although men from several tribes in, for example, the Northwest, do wear mustaches and even full beards. The inability to grow facial hair is one of the most common misconceptions about Native Americans. It is also mistakenly thought that Native Americans tore out their beards regularly until the hair would no longer grow. This Native American stereotype is fueled by the numerous novels written by a German teacher named Karl May who, interestingly enough, never saw a Native American in his entire life. During the Long Walk era, many Navajo leaders sported mustaches. Bearded Native Americans have also been documented in the past.
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