Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Response to: Benjamin Franklin's "Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America"

Benjamin Franklin,
In regard to your short essay on the natives in America, I must say couldn't agree more. Apart from your intriguing account of the day-to-day life and culture of the Indian tribes you have visited, I also greatly appreciated your challenge to the term "savage" that has been tagged to native peoples around the world. The comparisons of what is useful and proper from English to Indian culture were extremely interesting.  Truly a timely and necessary subject of research.

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