Re: Contributions of the Iroquois, 10

thomas w kavanagh (tkavanag@INDIANA.EDU)
Tue, 2 Jul 1996 12:55:32 -0500

On Tue, 2 Jul 1996, karl h schwerin wrote:

> Johansen (1982:83) quotes Conner (1965) as saying that "Franklin could
> not help but admire the proud, simple life of America's native inhab

> There
> is in the writings of Franklin, as well as those of Jefferson, a sense of
> using the Indian example

Once again, I have to ask, where in Franklin's writings is that? Is there
any basis in Franklin's biography to suggest that he actually *knew*
anything about the Hodenausaunee? I can't find it. But then perhaps I am
looking for something explicit, rather than just a "sense." And again I
have to note that the foremost living Franklin scholar, Austin Meredith
couldn't find it either.