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Mohawk - Chief Hendrick...We desire to hear no more of you...

 

 "Brother when we came here to relate our Grievances about our Lands, we expected to have something done for us, and we have told you that the Covenant Chain of our Forefathers was like to be broken, and brother you tell us that we shall be redressed at Albany, but we know them so well, we will not trust to them, for they [the Albany merchants] are no people but Devils so ... as soon as we come home we will send up a Belt of Wampum to our Brothers the other 5 Nations to acquaint them the Covenant Chain is broken between you and us. So brother you are not to expect to hear of me any more, and Brother we desire to hear no more of you."  ~~Chief Hendrick, Mohawk at provincial council of New York in 1753 addressing Governor George Clinton and the other councilors (sometimes Hendrick is referred to as a Sachem.

 

from —Howard Zinn"A Kind of Revolution," from A People's History of the United States

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