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I doubt the quoted indictment is about the Royal Proclamation of 1763 that forbade settlement beyond the Appalachian Mountains. I think it refers to the current state of affairs months or even weeks just before drafting the Declaration of Independence in June 1776. In March, there were widespread rumors about Sir John Johnson "boasting about calling the ...


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This is not actually an answer to the question as stated, but rather a commentary on "them criticizing the founders' attitudes regarding the American Indians" (which does seem to be the actual crux of your question, however). It should be noted that Thomas Jefferson (also, obviously, the principal author of the declaration of independence and therefore the ...


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The Natives of the Americas advanced their civilizations well enough for the situation they were in. They developed from common stone-age tech level and had agriculture, cities, stone building and pyramid like structures. They developed societies that were comparable to those in remote parts of Europe in the age of the Pyramids, or better, by say 1200 AD. ...


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This is mainly because the southern Native Americans had a reliable source of food (corn). The northern ones had to hunt and collect their food and didn't advance to farming that they could survive in one place, probably because they didn't have something with the right potential. Christopher Lloyd explains it all in his book "Alles in der Welt", English: ...


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Update: I've edited this answer to expand the material provided and to more precisely address the elements of the question, specifically, what is the factual basis for the accusation? A quick google search for Indian attacks 1605..1776 will reveal multiple attacks. Even if we narrow the range to 1754..1776, there are attacks by Indians on colonists. Trivial ...


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The quoted indictment, the 27th against the King of England, refers to the use of slaves and Indians against the colonial rebellion. The most notorious of these policies was the Dunmore Proclamation (1775) which offered freedom and weapons to any slave in Virginia that would fight against rebellious colonists. The Virginians were infuriated by this act. The ...



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