Recently, statues and other displays of historical figures have been removed or damaged because of their documented involvement with scalping and other actions against their enemies of the time. Among those figures is Edward Cornwallis who was the governor of Nova Scotia or Acadia when he issued orders regarding the scalping of local natives who were considered to be enemies of the British. A review of the available references, seems to make it clear that during this period most, if not all, warring parties engaged in this practice and no single party is without fault.

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