Like nations of higher pretensions, the American Indian gives a very different account of his own tribe or race from that which is given by other people.
When it is remembered that the Dutch (who first settled New York), the English, and the French, all gave appellations to the tribes that dwelt within the country which is the scene of this story, and that the Indians not only gave different names to their enemies, but frequently to themselves, the cause of the confusion will be understood.
It is useful to know something of the manners of different
nations, that we may be enabled to form a more correct judgment regarding our own, and be prevented from thinking that everything contrary to our customs is ridiculous and irrational, a conclusion usually come to by those whose experience has been limited to their own country.
All candid and intelligent men must, upon due consideration, acknowledge that the principle of the objection is equally applicable to either of the two cases; and that whether we have one government for all the States, or different
governments for different
parcels of them, or even if there should be an entire separation of the States, there might sometimes be a necessity to make use of a force constituted differently from the militia, to preserve the peace of the community and to maintain the just authority of the laws against those violent invasions of them which amount to insurrections and rebellions.
Instead of their being "joined in affection" and free from all apprehension of different
"interests," envy and jealousy would soon extinguish confidence and affection, and the partial interests of each confederacy, instead of the general interests of all America, would be the only objects of their policy and pursuits.
The latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man; and we see them everywhere brought into different
degrees of activity, according to the different
circumstances of civil society.
Strange person - yet perhaps not so very different
Farmers find that they can raise most food by a rotation of plants belonging to the most different
orders: nature follows what may be called a simultaneous rotation.
How wonderfully are the different
Orders, at the present time so well separated, blended together in different
points of the structure of the Toxodon!
But can you use different
animals for the same purpose, unless they are bred and fed in the same way?
The Muirhead Library of Philosophy was designed as a contribution to the History of Modern Philosophy under the heads: first of Different
Schools of Thought--Sensationalist, Realist, Idealist, Intuitivist; secondly of different
Subjects--Psychology, Ethics, Aesthetics, Political Philosophy, Theology.
Without premeditation, without sorrow, without rejoicing, and almost without noticing it, I stepped into the very different
atmosphere of "An Outpost of Progress.