A Brief History of Cannibalism in America

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Last Saturday, 31 year-old Rudy Eugene was eating a homeless man's face before being shot dead by Miami police. A few days later, reports surfaced that a New Jersey Man stabbed himself and threw pieces of his intestines at cops. Shortly after, news broke that Alexander Kinyua, a student at Maryland's Morgan State University, reportedly confessed to cutting up and ingesting roommate Kujoe Agyei-Kodie. Then came word of Luka Magnotta, who is suspected of hacking a man to death with an icepick and eating his flesh.

Since there have been a lot of cannibalism/anthropophagy-esque cases in a few days, a lot of people have started to wonder: Does this mean the world is ending?

But students of history -- and armchair scholars who use Wikipedia gratuitously -- can tell you that cannibalism is no cause for apocalyptic concern. Sure, it's fucked up, but it's been going on forever -- even in America -- and has yet to bring about Kingdom Come.

Here's the deal: Humanoids have probably been eating each other since the days of the Neanderthal period, with mashed up bones found in the Upper and Lower Paleolithic epochs. There are also anthropophagy anedcotes dating to Biblical times, though those are not as watertight. Fossil evidence from Gloucestershire suggests, however, that the practice might have taken place in Britain a mere 2,000 years ago.

Fast forward a few thousand years, to the early days of America. If you didn't fall asleep in U.S. History or lit, you will recall learning about the Jamestown pilgrims. Something you might not have learned: Cannibalism happened.

During the Starving Time (1609-1610), the colony's population plummeted by 80 percent and some became cannibals out of hunger. Survivor George Percy wrote:

"A worlde of miseries ensewed as the Sequell will expresse unto yow, in so mutche thatt some to satisfye their hunger have robbed the store for the which I Caused them to be executed. Then haveinge fedd upon our horses and other beastes as longe as they Lasted, we weare gladd to make shifte with vermin as doggs Catts, Ratts and myce all was fishe thatt Came to Nett to satisfye Crewell hunger, as to eate Bootes shoes or any other leather some Colde come by. And those beinge Spente and devoured some weare inforced to searche the woodes and to feede upon Serpentts and snakes and to digge the earthe for wylde and unknowne Rootes, where many of our men weare Cutt of and slayne by the Salvages. And now famin beginneinge to Looke gastely and pale in every face, thatt notheinge was Spared to mainteyne Lyfe and to doe those things which seame incredible, as to digge upp deade corpes outt of graves and to eate them. And some have Licked upp the Bloode which hathe fallen from their weake fellowes."

Also, don't forget: Many of the Southwest's Anasazi settlements give conclusive archeological evidence -- such as cooked human bone fragments -- that cannibalism took place in this culture. Though greatly exaggerated in travelers' accounts, additional data backs up hypotheses that this practice had been present in different Native American cultures for a long time.

Let's get to this century. Albert Fish, serial killer and child rapist, infamously roasted one of his victims with bacon. And then there's also Jeffrey Dahmer, AKA The Milwaukee Monster/Cannibal.

Not counting the Miami incident, which might have been prompted by bath salts, this behavior has recently been related to PCP. A father, while allegedly high on PCP, reportedly ate his son's eyeballs. Big Lurch, a rapper, is serving a life sentence after killing his roommate and consuming part of her lung. He supposedly was under the influence of this drug, too.

So there you have it: Cannibalism has had a seemingly constant presence in history -- even in the U.S.A.

That doesn't make it right or normal -- in fact, it's one of the worst things imaginable.

However, the point we are trying to make is that cannibalism does not seem to be linked to the world's end, as has been recently speculated/fear-mongered, because we are still here. Make sense?

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bbc
bbc

bad begets bad what the Americans suffering - the Cannibalism in America

your mother
your mother

haters, people want this zombie invasion to happen ok need to stop putting people down because you hate yourself and others.

Dave Hass
Dave Hass

I love lsd... bring on the zombie apocalypse!

ChristinaSpaulding
ChristinaSpaulding

Oh thank whatever higher power is out there! I still wont help any confused naked people any time soon! Sadly, where I work, this is a possible situation..

Michijo
Michijo

Dont forget the Andes plane crash survivors. There is an interesting book about them I read called "Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors'".

sharkattacksteve
sharkattacksteve

I blame the recent spate of cannibalism on "The Walking Dead" being on hiatus and it's rabid fanboys suffering hunger pains.

Also you left out Ed Gein and numerous large scale incidents in China and the Russia in the last 100 + years.. not to be finicky.

Homobama
Homobama

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Micheal Wise
Micheal Wise

You MUST read this y'all !!!! Very interesting history lesson here.

guest
guest

You must get another name "your mother" that is a fib. 

Lolacount
Lolacount

Explain this to me. Never heard of it.

Victoriabekiempis
Victoriabekiempis

Hey there, Shark! 

Thanks for the feedback. I had to cram a lot into a little space, unfortunately, so I'm sure I missed a lot! But thanks for reading! Share with friends! 

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