Quote – The force of circumstances

“They have neither the intelligence, the industry, the moral habits, nor the desire of improvement which are essential to any favorable change in their condition. Established in the midst of another and a superior race, and without appreciating the causes of their inferiority or seeking to control them, they must necessarily yield to the force …

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Quote – Fierce savages, whose occupations was war

“The tribes of Indians inhabiting this country were fierce savages, whose occupations was war, and whose subsistence was drawn chiefly from the forest… That law which regulates, and ought to regulate in general, the relations between the conqueror and conquered was incapable of application to a people under such circumstances… Discovery gave an exclusive right to extinguish …

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Quote – Condemned to everlasting barrenness

“What is the right of the huntsman to the forest of a thousand miles over which he has accidentally ranged in quest of prey? Shall the fields and vallies, which a beneficent God has formed to teem with the life of innumerable multitudes, be condemned to everlasting barrenness?” John Quincy Adams, 1802, when rationalizing territorial …

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Racism – Nude and crude, give it to me!

We read history from English point of view as truth. From quite far back, science and such in abundance. Yet, as short ago as native American culture, we classified all of their histories as fable and folk tales. It is because, at the heart of it, the view is only of two main classes. The …

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Quote – Those awful savages

"Is one of the fairest portions of the globe to remain in a state of nature, the haunt of a few wretched savages, when it seems destined by the Creator to give support to a large population and to be the seat of civilization?” Governor William Henry Harrison, of the Indiana Territory (1800-1812) while defending …

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