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 :|
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.
|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.
||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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