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The Coming of the Europeans

American History, Volume I: Aboriginal America (New York: Sheldon, 1860)


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280 THE COMING OF THE EUROPEANS.

mans kitchen, where they are kindly entertained, and where they have every opportunity to observe the conveniences and the comforts which civiliza- tion affords, but no kindling desire is awakened in their minds to imitate or share them. Silent, patient, impassible, they witness the advance of the mighty wave which sweeps on so irresistibly over and around them, apparently without any regret for the past, or any emotion, either of hope And fear, in respect to the future. And thus in the



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