Haiku/Senryu Challenge (5/18/20)

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 306 Cloak / Race

American Progress

“American Progress”
-John Gast

The land was stolen
Under cloak of destiny
-Justified by race

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“The tribes of Indians inhabiting this country were fierce savages, whose occupations was war, and whose subsistence was drawn chiefly from the forest… That law which regulates, and ought to regulate in general, the relations between the conqueror and conquered was incapable of application to a people under such circumstances… Discovery gave an exclusive right to extinguish the Indian title of occupancy, either by purchase or by conquest.”
 -Chief Justice John Marshall,
Johnson and Graham Lessee v. William M’Intosh, 1823


Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge (5/18/20)