205 years ago today - Mar 24, 1818

Red Jacket opines that the Indian race has been "brought low" by divine judgment for sin, but suggests that this will not last forever. He begs for the US president's protection from white depredations. Such protection would benefit not only Indians but also whites themselves, lest God "should turn his hand and visit our white brothers for their sins" against the Indians. Red Jacket further warns, "let not the cries of your injured red children ascend into his ears against you."

[Letter from Red Jacket, Palmyra Register 1, no. 18 (March 24, 1818): 3 (compliments of Christopher Smith]

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