Aguilar 1Alora AguilarAMIND 451Book ReviewApril 16 2017Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage Book Review European conquest and lust for American gold, land and power proved that “bigotry didnot rise naturally from American soil, its plains and waters.” Bigotry was imported, European’scould have learned something from the dark skinned people they chose to enslave but insteadchose to exploit the peoples’ “precious gifts” and offered promises they had no intentions ofkeeping. The United States of America Indian policy and administration summarized best by B.KBruce of Mississippi, a runaway slave, “seem to have been inspired and controlled by a sternselfishness, with a few honorable exceptions. Indian treaties have generally been made as thecondition and instrument of acquiring the valuable territory occupied by the several Indiannations and have been changed and revised from time to time as it became desirable that thesteadily growing, irrepressible white races should secure more room for their growth and morelands for their occupancy. [Treaties have been used] for the purpose of temporary peace andsecurity for the whites, and as the preliminary to further aggressions upon the red man’s lands,with the ultimate view of his expulsion and extinction from the continent”. The sentiments regarding the public exposure of the US government’s genocidal policytoward Native Americans can be seen in the words of the T.J Morgan, commissioner of Indian
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