Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Quote from my reading:Extinction of the Indian and the Buffalo

“Nature has nowhere presented more beautiful and lovely scenes, than those of the vast prairies of the West; and of man and beast, no nobler specimens than those who inhabit them—the Indian and buffalo—joint and original tenants of the soil and fugitives together from the approach of civilized man; they have fled to the great plains of the West, and there under an equal doom, they have taken up their last abode, where the race will expire and their bones will bleach together.”

George Catlin, Letters and Notes…. 1841, p. 40, in American Earth, 2008.

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