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Negotiating (among themselves) a compromise between bestializing and natural law discourses, the Puritans of the Plymouth Plantation and Massachusetts Bay Colony, from the early 1620s until 1629, explicitly interpreted all indigenous lands except those on which villages were erected or agricultural fields tilled as territorium resnullius.
Later, Williams would describe the Mohawks as "mad dogs," and testifying to the extent and influence of such bestializing enframing, but also to its almost inevitable interruption and inconsistency, he notes that "the generall speech is, all must be rooted out, etc.
More than a century later, indigenous people(s) were still being corralled into a bestializing ima-ginary, as in Lieutenant General John Burgoyne's 1777 invective: "I will let loose the dogs of hell, / Ten Thousand Indians who shall yell / And foam and tear and grin and roar, / And drench their moccasins with gore.
More or less ambiguous bestializing enframing persisted throughout the eighteenth century, showing up in the discourses of those influential enough to secure its legacy.
In southern Lebanon in May, after all the years of bestializing every Islamic enemy as a "mindless terrorist," Israelis found the bearded, armed members of the Party of God on their frontier.