In 1779, George Washington instructed Major General John Sullivan to attack Iroquois people. Washington stated, lay waste all the settlements around...that the country may not be merely overrun, but destroyed. In the course of the carnage and annihilation of Indian people, Washington also instructed his general not listen to any overture of peace before the total ruin of their settlements is effected. (Stannard, David E. AMERICAN HOLOCAUST. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. pp. 118-121.)
In 1783, Washington‘s anti-Indian sentiments were apparent in his comparisons of Indians with wolves: Both being beast of prey, tho‘ they differ in shape, he said. George Washington‘s policies of extermination were realized in his troops behaviors following a defeat. Troops would skin the bodies of Iroquois from the hips downward to make boot tops or leggings. Indians who survived the attacks later re-named the nation‘s first president as Town Destroyer. Approximately 28 of 30 Seneca towns had been destroyed within a five year period.
In 1807, Thomas Jefferson instructed his War Department that, should any Indians resist against America stealing Indian lands, the Indian resistance must be met with the hatchet. Jefferson continued, And...if ever we are constrained to lift the hatchet against any tribe, he wrote, we will never lay it down till that tribe is exterminated, or is driven beyond the Mississippi. Jefferson, the slave owner, continued, in war, they will kill some of us; we shall destroy all of them.
In 1812, Jefferson said that American was obliged to push the backward Indians with the beasts of the forests into the Stony Mountains. One year later Jefferson continued anti-Indian statements by adding that America must pursue [the Indians] to extermination, or drive them to new seats beyond our reach.
In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln ordered the execution, by hanging, of 38 Dakota Sioux prisoners in Mankato, Minnesota. Most of those executed were holy men or political leaders of their camps. None of them were responsible for committing the crimes they were accused of. Coined as the Largest Mass execution in U.S. History. (Brown, Dee. BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE. New York: Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1970. pp. 59-61)
“It is my purpose to utterly exterminate the Sioux. They are to be treated as maniacs or wild beasts.”
None of the Indians tried were given any semblance of a defense.Their trials lasted approximately 10 minutes each. All adult maleswere found guilty of murder and sentenced to death with the onlyevidence against them being they had been present during a warwhich they themselves had declared against the government.
The fourth face you see on that Stony Mountain is America‘s first twentieth century president, alleged American hero, and Nobel peace prize recipient, Theodore Roosevelt. This Indian fighter firmly grasped the notion of Manifest Destiny saying that America‘s extermination of the Indians and thefts our their lands was ultimately beneficial as it was inevitable. Roosevelt once said, I don‘t go so far as to think that the only good Indians are dead Indians, but I believe nine out of ten are, and I shouldn‘t like to inquire too closely into the case of the tenth. (Stannard, Op.Cit.)
在乱石山上你看到的第四张脸孔是美国20世纪的第一任总统，所谓的美国英雄和诺贝尔和平奖得主，西奥多·罗斯福. 印第安斗士已经牢牢地掌握了他们命运的话语权：美国人对印第安人采取种族灭绝而且偷走了印第安人的土地。罗斯福说：“ 这是不可避免而且最终有利的，我不想走得太远去说只有死掉的印第安人才是好的，但是我相信10个好印第安人有9个是死了的，而且我也不愿意去仔细查询第 10个死亡的案情。”
The apathy displayed by these founding fathers symbolize the demoralization related to racial superiority. Scholars point toward this racial polarization as evidence of the existence of Eugenics.