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Seeds of Extinction

Jeffersonian Philanthropy and the American Indian

Bernard W. Sheehan

Publisher: Omohundro Institute
Imprint: OIEAHC
Published: 01/1973
Reprint: 2011
Subject: Native American/Indigenous Studies
Paperback ISBN: 9780807897782
eBook ISBN: 9780807839911


This study is the first to explain how the white American's conception of himself and his position on the continent formed his perception of the Indian and directed his selection of policy toward the native tribes. Sheehan presents the paradoxical and pathetic story of how the Jeffersonian generation, with the best of goodwill toward the American Indian, destroyed him with its benevolence, literally killed him with kindness.

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