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Running Head: AMERICA 1 America Christian Cristia Keiser University American Literature
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AMERICA 2 America Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America by Benjamin Franklin was an informative piece. To support his opinion on the comparison between the civility of the Native Americans to that of the colonialists, Franklin included several topics. However, the inclusion of Native American religious temperament and the Treaty of Lancaster, in Pennsylvania 1744, are the two topics that stood out. Franklin points out how the missionaries who were attempting to convert the Natives into Christians were complaining about the difficulty of their task. After assembling the chief of the Susquehanah Indians, a Swedish minister made a sermon to them. The minister acquainted them with the historical facts on which Christianity is founded. An Indian orator thanked the minister once he was finished and went ahead to share the Indian’s beliefs. The minister, however, denied the beliefs of the Natives and dismissed it as an idle tale. The Natives could not understand the
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