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Sounds Familair?

Reader comment on item: Moshe Ya'alon's "Harsh" and "Heartless" Comment about the Palestinians
in response to reader comment: But will they STAY defeated? History and numbers say "no"

Submitted by Andrew (Australia), Sep 29, 2009 at 22:04

Iroquois delegates at Fort Stanwix tried to argue for the Ohio River as the boundary to Indian lands, but the American commissioners would have none of it. "You are a subdued people," they lectured the delegates..When chiefs of the Wyandots, Chippewas, Delawares, and Ottawas said they regarded the lands transferred by Britain to the United States as still rightfully belonging to them, the American commissioners answered them "in a high tone," and reminded them that they were a defeated people. At Fort Finney, when Shawnees balked at the American terms [for peace] and refused…one of the American commissioners…told them to accept the terms or face the consequences.

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