Peter Jones - Ojibwe
The English, in general, are a noble, generous-minded people,
free to act and free to think. They very much pride themselves
on their civil and religious privileges; on their learning,
generosity, manufacturing, and commerce; and they think that
no other man is equal to them ...
No nation, I think, can be more fond of novelties than the
English; they gaze upon foreigner as if they had just dropped
down from the moon ...
They are truly industrious, and in general very honest and
upright. But their close attention to business produces, I
think, too much worldly-mindedness, and hence they forget
to think enough about their souls and their God.
Their motto seems to be "Money, money, get money, get
rich, and be a gentleman," With this sentiment, they
fly about in every direction, like a swarm of bees, in search
of treasure that lies so near to their hearts.
Peter Jones, or Kahkewaquonaby ("Sacred Waving Feathers")
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