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Unformatted text preview: of asking the natives to settle land boundaries, the “fathers” order their “children” to reconcile with what they decide. The most interesting point in Jefferson’s address is the fact that while he supplies pleasant intentions, he does not offer room for negotiation. While trying to seem caring for the Mandan Nation, the government orders them to not fight with other nations, and considers that enough of freedom to keep them content and satisfied. Jefferson’s letter to the Mandan Nation has cruel intentions, but he tries to cover them up with cordial words. Schillizzi 2 Works Cited Jefferson, Thomas. University of Virginia Library.“Address to the Mandan Nation”. 1806. http:// etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/toccer-new2?id=JefAddr.sgm&images=images/modeng&data=/texts/english/ modeng/parsed&tag=public&part=17&division=div1...
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- Fall '09
- The Land, Ethnic group, Sovereign state, Mandan Nation