Granted Ben Franklin meant well when writing the "Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America", it was not always taken that way. At first glimpse he makes it seem like he agrees with what the "white people" were saying about the Indians, but that was not the case. He suggests that the Native Americans should not have been treated so bad because they did not practice the same civility as others. Ben Franklin also thought that the Native Americans should have been welcomed instead of made fun and treated like circus clowns. He also treated them in a favorable light by opening his mind to their culture. On the other hand John Smith treated them in a negative light by thinking of them as slaves. He used the Native Americans, and not just for work but for supplies and shelter. He would tell them he would give them copper and other things in return for their labor. If you really look closely at how John Smith treated them you would see how history is repeating itself today.
Obviously back in the 1700's if you did not attend school or college you were thought of as being uneducated. Although going to school was important for the white people it was not as important for the Native Americans. The Native... [continues]
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