Proposed Indian Policy

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J.W.M. Newlin, 1881 - 113 էջ
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"The only alternative which civilization offers to the Indians is gradual absorption or extermination. There is no middle ground between these two extremes. But before they can be absorbed they must be led to civilization and citizenship. After that they will in time gradually assimilate with the general population and thus cease to be a separate and distinct race." Page 1.

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Էջ 29 - Choctaw nation of red people the jurisdiction and government of all the persons and property that may be within their limits west, so that no Territory or State shall ever have a right to pass laws for the government of the Choctaw nation of red people and their descendants ; and that no part of the land granted them shall ever be embraced in any territory or State...
Էջ 29 - Territory, so long as such rights shall remain unextinguished by treaty between the United States and such Indians, or to include any territory which, by treaty with any Indian tribe, is not, without the consent of said tribe, to be included within the territorial limits or jurisdiction of any State or Territory...
Էջ 29 - The Government and people of the United States are hereby obliged to secure to the said Choctaw Nation of Red People the jurisdiction and government of all the persons and property that may be within their limits west...
Էջ 8 - withering" or ferce naturae theory is proved absolutely false, and that though some temporary retrogradation must always be expected among individual tribes at the crisis of their transition from savagery or barbarism to more civilized habits, yet now, the number of our Indians is on the increase and will naturally so continue, unless repressed by causes not attributable to civilization, but to criminal misgovernment, until their final absorption into the wondrous amalgam of all earth's peoples,...
Էջ 58 - I was content to know I had positive proof they were so. I had ceased to have any fears of their leaving here, and only dreaded for them that they might at any time be ordered to do so. They frequently expressed anxiety to hear from the general, that they might have confidence to build for themselves better houses, but would always say, " You know what we want, and if you can't see him you can write and do for us what you can.
Էջ 58 - I had come to feel a strong personal interest in helping to show them the way to a higher civilization. I had come to feel respect for men who, ignorant and naked, were still ashamed to lie or steal, and for women who would work cheerfully like slaves to clothe themselves and children, but untaught, held their virtue above price.
Էջ 60 - I will live to show these people that all they have done, and all they can do, shall not make me break faith with you so long as you will stand by us and defend us, in a language we know nothing of, to a great governor we never have and never shall see.
Էջ 59 - Many of the men whose families had all been killed when I spoke to them and expressed sympathy for them were obliged to turn away unable to speak and too proud to show their grief.
Էջ 43 - Almighty originates, when in their appointed time He wills that one race of men — as in races of lower animals — shall disappear off the face of the earth and give place to another race...
Էջ 29 - Cherokee nation in the foregoing article shall, in no future time without their consent, be included within the terriorial limits or jurisdiction of any State or Territory. But they shall secure to the Cherokee nation the right by their national councils to make and carry into effect all such laws as they may deem necessary...

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