Messages 2008

The Iroquois Confederacy - 2.

November 9th, 2008

Santa Cruz, California

Received by FAB


I am here, Benjamin Franklin.

I regret to say that though some of us founding fathers were aware of the Iroquois Confederacy, and were in fact inspired by it, nevertheless we did not give it the full respect it deserved. At that time, there was a pervasive feeling that Native culture somehow was not equal to our European colonial culture. I did respect the Natives, but I could have gone much further with it.