Unformatted text preview: of “freedom” or “liberty.” (99) Native Americans want to be treated with equality Idea of freedom is that everyman is born free and should be treated as such They want to be able to move around and be paid for their stolen land, horses and cattle “I only ask of the Government to be treated as all other men are treated” (P.33) They want to be treated as equals “If the Indian breaks the law, punish him by the law. If the white man breaks the law, punish him also.” (P.33) Let me be a free man - free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to think and talk and act for myself - and I will obey every law, or submit to the penalty. (p. 33-34) (100)...
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- Fall '08
- Meaning of life, Paul Rodgers