Write 1 page essay on the topic Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America (Benjamin Franklin).
He gives incidences which give backing to his arguments. For instance, when Christianity was introduced to them as an attempt of transforming them, they paid attention to the whites missionaries. However, they rejected the religion and instead offered to teach the missionaries their religion (Narloch, 2007). What is ironical is that the missionaries, unlike the Indians, did not even spare time to listen to what the Indian’s religion was about. This just shows that the Indians had a virtue in being tolerant towards other people from other culture.
It is after accommodating views from other cultures that they made a resolution. This is unlike the whites who claimed to be more civilized yet they showed little tolerance. In addition, Franklin cites the instance where in the Indian culture, a speaker is not interrupted till one finishes the speech (Franklin, 1999). The listeners, during the speech, would wait patiently while listening to the speech. However, in most civilized societies, liberty and democracy compels people to interrupt speakers during debate. This just shows the extent in which the Indian communities of the North America might have been better of in terms of social structures and