Catlin's Notes of Eight Years' Travels and Residence in Europe; With His North American Indian Collection

Catlin's Notes of Eight Years' Travels and Residence in Europe; With His North American Indian Collection : With Anecdotes and Incidents of the Travels and Adventures of Three Different Parties of American Indians Whom He Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...when there was a general cry of " Turn him out! turn him out! Shame! shame!" &c. I waited as patiently as I could until silence was restored, when I was enabled to get every ear in the house to listen to me; and I then said--"My friends, I beg that there may be no more disposition to turn any one out, for, if I can be heard a few moments, I will save all further trouble, and, I venture to say, make those two gentlemen as good friends to the Indians, and to myself, as any in the room. The questions which they have naturally put are perfectly fair questions, and such as I am anxious everywhere to answer to. The position in which I stand at present is not, I grant, ostensibly, the one in which my former professions would place me. I have been several years known to the British public, from my labours and my professions, as an advocate for the character and the rights of American Indians. This position I have taken, and still claim, from a residence of eight years amongst the various tribes where I have travelled, at great expense, and hazard to my life, acquainting myself with their true native dispositions, whilst I was collecting the memorials of these abused and dying people, which you see at this time hanging around us. In the eight years of my life which I have devoted to this subject, I have preserved more historical evidences of these people, and done more justice to their character, than any man living; and on these grounds I demand at least the presumption that I am acting a friendly part towards them, who have in their own country treated me with genuine hospitality. (Hear, hear! and immense applause.) "My friends, we come now to the facts, which it is my duty to mention, and which I presume those two...
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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123675980X
  • 9781236759801
  • 2,370,832