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White quotes about the Indians; for and against…
Then from the Indians themselves…
Politicians, Soldiers, Preachers & others…
“The Utes must go!”
Colorado Governor (1879-83) Fredrick W. Pitkin
a slogan from his recent election campaign
“The [Sioux and Cheyenne] Indians are the best light cavalry in the world. I have seen pretty nearly all of them, and I do not except even the Cossacks.”
Major Marcus Reno after the Battle of the Little Bighorn, 1876.
“To be sure, peace will come through war, but not by extermination.”
E.C. Thomas, in response to public calls for an extreme response to the Indians. Son of Rev.Eleazar Thomas who was murdered along with Gen. Edward Canby at a peace parley during the Modoc War. (see: Wk. 15, 04/11/1873)
“The right of expatriation is a natural, inherent and inalienable right and extends to the Indian as well as to the more fortunate white race…”
Nebraska Judge Elmer S. Dundy
part of the decision in United States ex rel. Standing Bear v. Crook (1879)
“My mountaineers have been defeated, and the chiefs of the party both slain;