TIL many Native American tribes used fire for thousands of years to manage forest brush for small game hunting as well as creating grasslands for big game to be hunted. This resulted in many species of plants, animals, and fungi to become extinct as the forest became a fire-adapted ecosystem.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_American_use_of_fire_in_ecosystems

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  1. Good thing Europeans almost extincted em huh? Now we get to have disease and Starbucks and social media influencers instead!

    Edit: /s (in case you’re a fucking idiot)

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