this was said by George Catlin

George Catlin (1796-1872) was born in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Even in his early years, Indians had a strong influence on Catlin's life because his mother had once been captured by them. He was educated at home and collected Indian relics. Trained as a lawyer, Catlin gave up that profession to devote his career to painting Indians in their native land and he spent the rest of his life championing their cause. [National Museum of Nebraska Art]

This was said by George Catlin about a People in the pre-"civilization" era prior to the mid to late 1800's :


Buffalos Back Fat
by George Catlin

 

I love a people that have always made me welcome to the very best that they had.

I love a people who are honest without laws, who have no jails and no poorhouses.

I love a people who keep the commandments without ever having read or heard them preached from the pulpit.

I love a people who never swear or take the name of God in vain. 

 

I love a people "who love their neighbors as they love themselves."

I love a people who worship God without a Bible, for I believe that God loves them also.

 


Indian Troop
by George Catlin  

 

I love a people whose religion is all the same, and who are free from religious animosities.

I love a people who have never raised a hand against me, or stolen my property, when there was no law to punish either.

I love and don't fear mankind where God has made and left them, for they are his children.

 


BUFFALO HUNT ON SNOW SHOES
by George Catlin  

I love the people who have never fought a battle with the white man, except on their own ground.

I love a people who live and keep what is their own without lock and keys.
 
I love a people who do the best they can. And oh how I love a people who don't live for the love of money.

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