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Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior Forgotten Books
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Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior: For the Year 1872 Especially has the absence of Indian hostilities been of the highest value, within the last few years, in directing and determining to the extreme frontier the immigrants arriving in such vast numbers on our shores. Americans habituated to the contemplation of this species of danger as one of the features of pioneer life, will scarcely comprehend the reluctance with which men accustomed to the absolute security of person and property in the settled countries of Europe expose themselves and their families to perils of this kind. I was informed by the late president of the Northern Pacific Railroad that it was found almost impossible to hire Swedes and Norwegians to work upon the line of that road, then under construction from the Red River to the Missouri, on account of the vague apprehension of Indian attack which prevailed in connection with the progress of the road through the past summer. As a matter of fact, no well-informed person believed that the savages would undertake any offensive operations whatever until after the Missouri had been crossed and passed at least one hundred miles. But these people, unaccustomed to regard possible torture and murder as one of the conditions of a contract to labor, would refuse high wages rather than subject themselves to the slightest risk. The fact that Americans are more daring and adventurous in the presence of a danger more familiar to them, only constitutes a stronger reason for maintaining the immunity which has, for three years now, been secured by the feeding system. There are innumerable little rifts of agricultural or mining settlements all over the western country which, if unmolested, will in a few years become self-protecting communities, but which, in the event of a general Indian war occurring at the present time, would utterly and instantly disappear, either by abandonment or massacre. The first month of hostilities would see fifty valleys, up which population is now slowly but steadily creeping under cover of the feeding system, swept bare by the horrid atrocities of Indian warfare, or deserted by their affrighted inhabitants, hastily driving before them what of their stock could be gathered at a moment's notice, and bearing away what of their household goods could be carried in their single wagons. Such would be the result even with the most favorable issue of military operations. It is right that those who criticise the policy of the Government toward the Indians, and ridicule it as undignified in its concessions and unstatesman-like in its temporizing with a recognized evil, should fairly face the one alternative which is presented. There is no question of national dignity, be it remembered, involved in the treatment of savages by a civilized power. With wild men, as with wild beasts, the question whether in a given situation one shall fight, coax, or run, is a question merely of what is easiest and safest. The Use Of The Military Arm. The system now pursued in dealing with the roving tribes dangerous to our frontier population and obstructing our industrial progress, is entirely consistent with, and, indeed, requires the occasional use of the military arm, in restraining or chastising refractory individuals and bands. Such a use of the military constitutes no abandonment of the "peace policy," and involves no disparagement of it. It was not to be expected - it was not in the nature of things - that the entire body of wild Indians should submit to be restrained in their Ishmaelitish proclivities without a struggle on the part of the more audacious to maintain their traditional freedom. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com
Hear 'O Heavens Nimbus
1. Farr, Stephen - The Lord Even The Most Mighty 2. Clements, William - O Lord, Thou Hast Searched Me 3. Clements, William - I Will Love Thee 4. Clements, William - O Lord Our Governor 5. Carwood, Andrew - How Doth The City 6. Carwood, Andrew - Blessed Is He Whose Righteousnes 7. Carwood, Andrew - Hear, O Heav'ns 8. Carwood, Andrew - Who Hath Believed 9. Carwood, Andrew - Out Of The Deep 10. Carwood, Andrew - Hear Me O Lord
Proceedings Connected with the Testimonial Forgotten Books
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Excerpt from Proceedings Connected With the Testimonial: Presented to Thomas Messinger Drown, M. D., Secretary of the American Institute of Mining Engineers; By Members of the Institute, at Montreal, September 18, 1879 The following account of the origin and history of this Testimonial, and of the circumstances attending its culmination at Montreal, is taken, with but slight change, from the report in The Engineering and Milling Journal. Although that report contains features which might be omitted from a grave public record of formal proceedings, it is adapted for that very reason to reproduce the actual scenes to those who were not present, or to recall it pleasantly to those who were present; and since this memorial of it is intended solely for the contributors to the Testimonial, it is believed that they will welcome its fulness of detail. The reminiscences of the early days of the Institute, indulged in by the speakers, though not directly connected with the subject of this record, are here retained, for the double reason that they formed a part of the actual proceedings, and that they will give pleasure to members who shall read them, as they did to those who heard them. The value of this memento will be enhanced to all by the excellent portrait of Dr. Drown which the Committee has happily been able to secure as a frontispiece. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Gandhi Today Simple Productions
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What became of the Gandhian tradition in India following the death of Mahatma Gandhi? Did it quietly die away? Or were there still Indians who believed in his philosophy and methods, committed to continuing his work? These were the questions that sent independent journalist Mark Shepard to India in 1978-79. There he found that the tradition begun by Gandhi was very much alive, in such individuals, groups, and movements as: -- An acclaimed saint who collected over four million acres in gifts of land for the poor. -- A leader of a nationwide protest movement that helped topple India's ruling party in the mid-1970s. -- A Peace Army that fought riots with nonviolence. -- A "Hug the Trees!" movement that physically blocked excessive logging in the Himalayas. -- A People's Court that even tried cases of murder and government corruption. -- A development center helping 400 villages rise from poverty. -- A nationwide movement of villages in which all land was held in common and decisions were made by unanimous consent. Learn about all these and more in this engaging report on the legacy of the twentieth century's greatest peacemaker and revolutionary. ///////////////////////////////////////////////// Mark Shepard is the author of "Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths," "The Community of the Ark," and "Gandhi Today," called by the American Library Association's Booklist "a masterpiece of committed reporting." His writings on social alternatives have appeared in over 30 publications in the United States, Canada, England, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, and India. ///////////////////////////////////////////////// "A masterpiece of committed reporting. . . . History that needs to be better known, told in clear, compelling, common language." -- American Library Association Booklist, Feb. 1, 1987 (starred review) "Shepard has done a marvelous job describing individuals and groups keeping the spirit of Gandhi alive in India and throughout the world. His book presents living proof the ideals of the Mahatma will never die." -- Cesar Chavez, founder and President, United Farm Workers of America "This lively book fills a critical gap in our understanding of Gandhi's way. . . . A source of hope and inspiration." -- Joanna Macy, author/activist "A remarkable job of introducing the contemporary Gandhian movement -- readable, honest, challenging." -- Jim Forest, General Secretary, International Fellowship of Reconciliation "A fascinating study. . . . As useful as it is encouraging." -- Michael Nagler, founder, Peace and Conflict Studies Program, University of California at Berkeley, and author, America Without Violence "A fast-moving account of a living tradition. . . . Full of good ideas for peacemakers." -- Virginia Baron, Editor, Fellowship "The author is a committed partisan of Gandhian thought and methods, but he is also a reporter who makes a case that Gandhi is an important figure who keeps on marching. . . . Among [the successful experiments he visited] are some remarkable ones.&qu
Investigations of Gravity and Isostasy (Classic Reprint) Forgotten Books
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Excerpt from Investigations of Gravity and Isostasy It is hoped that many of those who are interested in the subject of isostasy will use the data contained in this and similar publications of the Survey for detailed study and investigation. It is only in this way that the data collected and published can be fully utilized. The time which can be placed on this work by members of the Survey is necessarily limited, because of many other lines of duty calling for prompt attention. It is believed that it is desirable to publish promptly the observed values of the intensity of gravity and the reductions for topography and isostatic compensation rather than to delay for exhaustive detailed studies. The author desires to express his appreciation of the important part taken by a number of the members of the Survey in the investigations covered by this report and in the preparation of the report itself. Especial credit is due Computers W. D. Lambert, Sarah Beall, H. G. Avers, C. H. Swick, E. F. Church, and G. E. Selby. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
The New Eclectic Magazine, Vol. 5 Forgotten Books
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Excerpt from The New Eclectic Magazine, Vol. 5: July December, 1869 Doves know very little of evil. They are not in the way of learning it and they do not care to learn it. The few villagers who are sup posed to lead ill lives are spoken of below the breath, and carefully avoided without being critically studied. When the railway is carried down past their quiet nest, there is an immense excitement as the report goes that a knot of strange men have been seen scattering themselves over the fields with their little white żags and theodolites, their measuring lines and levels. But when the army of navvies fol lows after, the excitement is changed to consternation, and a general sense of evil brooding ruthlessly over them. The clergy of the district organize special services, and the scared doves keep religiously away from the place where the navvies are hutted. They are little better than the savages, the deputation tell them about once or twice a year, and create almost as much terror as an encampment of gipsies. They represent the lawless forces of the world, and the unknown evil of strong men; and the wildest story about them is not too wild to be believed. The railway altogether is a great offence to the neighbour hood, and the line is assumed to destroy the whole sc'enic beauty of the place. There are lamentations over the cockneys it will bring down, over the high prices it will create, the immorality it will cause. Only the sons who are out in the world, and have learnt how life goes on outside the dovecot, advocate keeping pace with the times 5 and a few of the more strong-minded of the doves listen to them with a timid admiration of their breadth and boldness, and think there may be two sides to the question after all. When the dashing captain and his fast wife suddenly appear in the village as often happens in these remote districts - the doves are in a state of great moral complexity. They are scandalized at Mrs. Highfiyer's costume and complexion, and think4 Dovecots. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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