Summer 1969 • Vol. XXXI No. 3 Book ReviewsJanuary 1, 1969 |

Kindly Genocide

The Indian: America's Unfinished Business compiled by William A. Brophy and Sophie D. Aberle. University of Oklahoma Press, $5.95. Negro-White relationships provide the standard by which to discern the realities of Indian-White. If the black Africans were transported to the Americas as aggregates of detribalized and impotent individuals, the native redmen were, at first, accorded the considerations rendered to sovereign nations. Where social contact with the Negroes was classified as defiling, that with the Indians long was free of this stigma, and the Spanish conquistadores, the French voyageurs, and the British traders settled and intermarried among the Indian tribes. Some had to justify their marriage as being made with royalty, so that scores of Indian "princesses" came into existence, but the British did perceive Powhattan as a king and Moytoy as an emperor, and their emissaries tried to instruct the natives in the proper rituals of coronation and respect. Where, then, the

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By Ronald Berman

The Indian: America's Unfinished Business compiled by William A. Brophy and Sophie D. Aberle. University of Oklahoma Press, $5.95. Negro-White relationships provide the standard by which to discern the realities […]

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