A Puritan Preacher
In 1609, a Puritan preacher had this to say about the Indians in New England:
'Some affirm, and it is likely to be true, that these savages have no particular property in any part or parcel of that country, but only a general residency there, as wild beasts in the forest; for they range and wander up and down the country without any law or government, being led only by their own lusts and sensuality.'
Keywords: barbarism, colonialism, dispossession, land use, native American, New World, United States of America, 1609
Courtesy of the Privy Council Office, Canada. Reproduced with the permission of the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, 1999.
Author: Nettheim, Garth
Source: 'People to People, Nation to Nation: Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples', Canada.Vol. 1, 1996, p 43.