Phoenix and Indians' Advocate
Wednesday, March 18, 1829
Vol. II, no. 1
Page 2, col. 2b
We have always considered the inducements, to a savage life
beyond the Mississippi, great. Our correspondent Quixote has
furnished an evidence to show that we are not mistaken. The
Cherokees have not sufficient civilization to preserve them from
the temptations which a wild and uncultivated, and withal, a poor
country affords. "A CHEROKEE FARMER" is a man of unquestionable
veracity, and his assertations in regard to the Western Country
deserve the fullest credit.
It is calculated upon probable suppositions, in order to
remove the whole Cherokee Nation, it will require about Three
Millions of Dollars, We should think with this sum every Indian
tribe in the U. States might be civilized and rendered happy.