[Marxism] Engels and the American Indian

Shacht at aol.com Shacht at aol.com
Thu Aug 18 22:11:27 MDT 2011


Somewhere Engels remarks on the propensity of Europeans to comment on the  
way at which Eastern Woodland Indians looked at other people. There was  
"something" about the way they looked.
 
Engels comment was that what made the Indian look so different was that  
"they were free men." Nothing about their persona could reflect the experience 
 or mentality of a worker, a slave, a peasant. In short, that they had none 
of  the mentality of a European as revealed in the appearance of the 
European;
 
Can't locate the exact quotation in Origin of the Family, etc. Does the  
concept seem familiar to anyone?
 
 


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