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A little over 250 years ago my ancestors were driven from their tribal lands by the redcoats. Massacre and famine and displacement destroyed an ancient culture. It was a brutal and horrible episode, a human tragedy.
That said, I have researched my ancestral culture and I am glad I did not have to live within it. Poor food, ignorance, squalor, violence, rigid hierarchies, poverty and ill-health were rife. In spite of all that this culture too has been romanticised over time and the less pleasant parts glossed over.
Yes, the destruction of the Highland Clans of Scotland was a bloody and unnecessarily cruel atrocity. But no, I would not like to live like a true clansman of old.