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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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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