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PP. 380-381
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UNITED STATES SELECT COMMITTEE ON INDIAN AFFAIRS
 Senate Hearing 95th Congress
SECOND SESSION
ON
S.  2000


(Retyped for clarity)

380

"...A
s that great authority on Indian Affairs, United States
Congressman Joshua R. Giddings, summarized in 1858 the actions of the United States in the introduction to his treatise,
The Exiles of Florida (at p.vi):"

"Florida was purchased; treaties with the Florida Indians were made and violated; gross frauds were perpetrated; dishonorable expedients were resorted to, and


EXHIBIT 70o


381

another war provoked.  During its protracted continuance of seven years, bribery and treachery were practiced towards the Exiles and their allies, the Seminole Indians; flags of truce were violated; the pledged faith of the nation was disregarded....

"Men who wielded the influence of Government for the consummation of these crimes, assiduously labored to suppress all knowledge of their guilt; to keep facts from the popular mind; to falsify the history of current events, and prevent an exposure of our national turpitude......"


EXHIBIT 70p


See also: USA TODAY - THURSDAY, JULY 21, 1983 - 7A


 
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