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Alexis de Tocqueville

Washington said, in one of his messages to Congress, “We are more enlightened and more powerful than the Indian nations; we are therefore bound in honor to treat them with kindness, and even with generosity.” But this virtuous and high-minded policy has not been followed. The rapacity of the settlers is usually backed by the tyranny of the government.


Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, Volume I (1835; Henry Reeve/Francis Bowen, trans., 1898)

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