Jan 14, 2013

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Thomas Jefferson and John Marshall on Native Americans

Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence:

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

Chief Justice Marshall, Johnson v. M’Intosh:

But the tribes of Indians inhabiting this country were fierce savages whose occupation was war and whose subsistence was drawn chiefly from the forest. To leave them in possession of their country was to leave the country a wilderness; to govern them as a distinct people was impossible because they were as brave and as high spirited as they were fierce, and were ready to repel by arms every attempt on their independence.

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  • david neel

    Great information there, I have always wondered the right way to go about this, thanks for showing me!
    Some of them points are really straight forward but all too often you will over look them.

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