Roll 2_3: John Armstrong to Lewis Cass, September 3, 1814
|Armstrong writes of his belief that <our trading factories and our economy in presents> have made the Native Americans begin to despise the United States. He states, <The British medals are solid. Ours are hollow. This little difference has injured us more in their opinion than any other occurrence in our intercourse with them.> This suggests that Armstrong believes that the Native Americans view the United States as weak. Armstrong ponders whether it would be better to interact with the Native Americans through <presents and gentle treatment>, or by demonstrating the shear power and strength of the United States and imposing <force and fear> on the Native Americans to get what the United States wants.|
Armstrong also writes that he just learned that eleven horses had been stolen the night before from a fort by Native Americans (Miami?).
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Project: Intro to the Miami Tribe
Creator: Karnehm, Trevor
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