Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Response to Ben Franklin

Hello Ben Franklin,
I just read your essay, Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I find it very interesting in how you acknowledge the differences between Native American culture and American Culture with out belittling Native American culture. I was particularly fascinated by the diferences in education among Native American and American cultures. In American culture we see education as a source to brighten our intelligence but you explain education for Native Americans as a way to learn practical skills. Through your essay I learned the differing morals between Native Americans and Americans.