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  1. BettyCrocker

    References and Homages

      He was a hard core assimilationist when it came ot Native Americans in the late nineteenth/early twentieth century. His plan was to assimilate Native Americans into 'white' society through education. The rationale behind was this was "We [Americans] make our greatest mistake in feeding our civilisation to the Indians instead of feeding the Inidians to our civilisation". Which just makes ya feel all warm inside, doesn't it? *she said sarcastically*   Basically, his idea was to feed Aboriginal children through a White, Christian schooling system, separate them from their families, language, culture, ect. in order to "Kill the Indian". And, he hoped, by raising them in a White, Christian schooling system, they would be able to "Save the Man", since the Adult Native American was beyond saving.   But we know how that turned out.   So, yes, they are the same person(s).     Lykos, thank you. I've recently been reading about Aboriginal history in North America and this quote stood out like a sore thumb. I also don't whole heartedly agree with Aemon's advice. But if it is in reference to this quote, then I feel like maybe the seemingly "good" advice will ultimately lead to more suffering than anyone bargained for. (If it hasn't already happened yet)
  2. BettyCrocker

    References and Homages

    I don't know if this has been brought up yet, but Amon's advice to Jon, "Kill the boy and let the man be born", is eerily similary to Capt. Richard H. Pratt's "Kill the Indian and save the man".    It may just be a coincidence.