and Indians' Advocate
Wednesday, July 1, 1829
Vol. II, no. 13
Page 2, col. 3b
"Lo! the Poor Indian." With the change of administration,
the protection of the poor Georgia Indians, which has hitherto been afforded
by the General Government, has been withdrawn. The Georgia papers announce
with exultation, that "the President has recognized, in its full extent, the
doctrine contended for by Georgia, that the Cherokee Indians cannot be suffered
to erect a government for themselves within the Bounds of a sovereign state;
and that Georgia has a perfect right to extend her municipal laws over them."
Thus these last remnants of the noble race who linger amongst us, in their poverty
and crushed spirits, the living monument of the white man's wrongs, are at last
to be driven from their homes and the tombs of their ancestors, to the wilds
far in the West. What a contrast between this inhuman decision, and the
noble-philanthropic & manly message of the late Executive, when, in 1826,
the Georgians with their madcap governor, undertook not only to trample the
Indians into the earth, but to beard the Government. But times have changed,
and who is there now "to mourn for Logan!"
N.Y. Com Adv.