A bit of people’s history – Tecumseh on common and equal land rights

“Tecumseh, a Shawnee chief and noted orator, tried to unite the Indians against the white invasion:

“The way, and the only way, to check and to stop this evil, is for all the Redmen to unite in claiming a common and equal right in the land as it was at first and should be yet; for it was never divided, but belongs to all for the use of each. That no part has a right to sell, even to each other, much less to strangers— those who want all and will not do with less.”

Source:  A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn, Chapter 7, As Long as Grass Grows or Water Runs

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