Early Indian History on the Susquehanna: Based on Rare and Original Documents, and Accompanied (Classic Reprint)

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It has become fashionable of late years to belittle the number of natives originally in the eastern part of the United States. No doubt many early accounts exaggerated, because they were made by unobserving men, and through ignorance, love of the marvelous, or for some Sinister purpose; but such articles as that Of Mr. G. Mallory go more than to the opposite extreme in claiming that the Indians are as numerous in the United States now as they were at the period of first settlement. The number destroyed by the introduction of small-pox and other diseases, and the deadly fire-arms, and the equally fatal fire water, is Simply incalculable; and their miserable remnants are no criterion by which to judge of their numbers, condition and power, in the days of their pristine glory. Nor is it true that we can look for a surviving remnant of all the old tribes, for many have entirely perished, their language and all, while other remnants of mixed blood have long been kept up only for the purpose of securing the Government annuities.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Abraham Lincoln Guss

Hardback

Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9780331308877

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.5 cm

Page Count - 36

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