Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America

"Savages we call them, because their manners differ from ours, which we think the perfection of civility; they think the same of theirs" (Franklin).

Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America spoke of lesons that not only Americans could take from the Native Americans, but that humans should all take from each other. What struck me what the respect the Native Americans had not only for each other but for all people. As the writer, you remained honest and more importantly open. To not only observe or use the customs of another culture but to embrace and hope to learn from them is a surprising and pleasant outcome. The illustrate the image of a group of people who remain so civilized without the perils of greed and power was refreshing. And proving of the pure intent of the human race. I also enjoyed the narrative driven by not only your opinion but the simple experiences of Native Americans and Americans alike. The regard of both you as a writer but specifically the Native people and perhaps the lack of in the rest of society was both alarming, yet, reassuring knowing that the possibility of such does exist.

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