AMIND Book Review - Aguilar 1 Alora Aguilar AMIND 451 Book Review Black Indians A Hidden Heritage Book Review European conquest and lust for American

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Aguilar 1 Alora Aguilar AMIND 451 Book Review April 16 2017 Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage Book Review European conquest and lust for American gold, land and power proved that “bigotry did not rise naturally from American soil, its plains and waters.” Bigotry was imported, European’s could have learned something from the dark skinned people they chose to enslave but instead chose to exploit the peoples’ “precious gifts” and offered promises they had no intentions of keeping. The United States of America Indian policy and administration summarized best by B.K Bruce of Mississippi, a runaway slave, “seem to have been inspired and controlled by a stern selfishness, with a few honorable exceptions. Indian treaties have generally been made as the condition and instrument of acquiring the valuable territory occupied by the several Indian nations and have been changed and revised from time to time as it became desirable that the steadily growing, irrepressible white races should secure more room for their growth and more lands for their occupancy. [Treaties have been used] for the purpose of temporary peace and security 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 policy toward Native Americans can be seen in the words of the T.J Morgan, commissioner of Indian
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