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William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 19: Red Mormonism. (search)
o-day these tribes have not a single acre of their ancient hunting grounds. Many of these Indians are Red Mormons. Every Indian tribe, among whose tents the Mormon preachers have come, are more or less inclined to favour them, but many of these Utes and Shoshones have been actually baptized into the Mormon Church. Red bishops have been consecrated for the government of these mountain tribes. Nine years ago, while staying in Salt Lake City, studying the system introduced among men of European stock by Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, I wrote these words: What have ,these saints achieved? In the midst of a free people, they have founded a despotic power. In a land which repudiates State religions, they have placed their Church above human laws. Among a society of Anglo-Saxons they have introduced some of the ideas, many of the practices of Utes, Shoshones, or Snakes. A wider view of Indian life confirms my first belief that some of the ideas and many of the practices, f
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 21: polygamy. (search)
n me for saying that the point is very serious. If you mean to dwell in the United States, you must abate the practice, even if you retain the principle, of plural wives. Nature, Law, and Accident are all against your theories of domestic life. Nature puts the male and female on the earth in pairs; and thereby sets her face against your theories. The Law of every Christian State declares that one man shall marry one woman, and no more. Accidents, which have left a surplus of females in Europe, have brought a surplus of males to America. In England, where in every thousand persons, five hundred and fourteen are females, four hundred and eighty-six males, you might pretend to find a physical basis for your theory. But in these States and territories, out of every thousand persons, five hundred and five are males, four hundred and ninety-five females. There are not enough women for every man to have one wife. Even in Utah you have fifteen hundred more men than women. In the fac
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 23: Communism. (search)
ng in dead meat and ferrented liquor. Fully one-third of all the slaughtering done in the United States is done in Illinois; fully one-fifth of all the distilling done in the United States is done in Illinois. Science might find in these occupations of the people a moral basis for Ku-Klux; that wild form of justice which in some Red sections of the country takes the names of Light Horse and Mourning Bands, and in most White sections the names of Lynch Law and Vigilance Committees. In Europe, Illinois is chiefly known by the tragic story of the Mormon settlement in Nauvoo, from which locality the Saints were driven by fire and sword. A full account of life in the prairie lands, on which the Red and White men are still in contact, would supply a hundred tragedies no less singular in detail than the murder of Joseph Smith in Carthage Jail. A law abiding people! says to me a magistrate of much experience on the bench in Illinois; a jest, Sir, and a sorry sort of jest! Yo
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 27: a Zambo village. (search)
rker races scowl in hate and fear on their more civilised and prosperous countrymen of a fairer race. A common mode of thought suggests the presence of an underlying law. VWhat law? Are shades of colour, grades of power? In every part of Europe people in the upper ranks are fairer than people in the lower ranks. In Spain and Sicily, countries mostly occupied by a swarthy race, the leading families are fair. One rule holds good on the Danube and on the Dneiper. Nearly all the Muscovit blonde. Venice is the home of raven hair, yet this artistic city has an upper class with blue eyes and golden locks. In Styria, in Bavaria, in Switzerland, the better blood is almost always wedded to the lighter skin. All through the South of Europe, where the masses are dark, the kings and emperors are pale. The kings of Spain, Italy, and Greece are fair. The emperors of Austria and Russia are fair. The royal families of England, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, and Sweden are exceptionally fa
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 28: savage slavery. (search)
eld binding within the scope of their operation. Even from the pen of Albert Pike such passages come as a surprise. Slavery in the Indian nation legal! Why, the Indians had no code, and slavery had never been sanctioned by a public Act. Slavery existing among Red men from time immemorial! Why, slavery was absolutely unknown to any Indian tribe in the days of Ross's grandfather. No such falsehoods were inserted by Confederate agents in the Acts which from their nature must be read in Europe. Davis was extremely cautious in his words. He spoke of slavery as a fact-but only as a fact. Stephens, a bolder man, advancing from the sphere of facts into that of principles, asserted that Negro slavery was based on a great physical, philosophical, and moral truth ; but Stephens never ventured to proclaim that Negro slavery had existed from time immemorial on the American continent. In fact, this fervid orator, convinced that the rule proposed by him had no historical basis, actually
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 34: the three races. (search)
er of more moderate vein. The Black ;yranny and the Black legislature have vanished, lever again to blight our cities with a curse. Gone without violence? Yes, by natural causes; gone as all bad things should go: by means of natural law. Europe has saved us from the curse of Negro rule. It is the immigration, chiefly flowing in from Liverpool to Galveston and Indianola, that has restored the balance of White power in Texas. Except the runaways from Red River, few Negroes have entere the Negro and the Kickapoo. A White League starts up in opposition to a Red League on one side, to a Black League on the other side. Ku Klux is but a White counter part of the Cherokee Light Horse. Last year, by help of these in-comers from Europe, the White Leaguers of Texas beat the army of Black Leaguers and their partisans at the pollingbooths, carrying all their candidates for the Executive-Coke for Governor, De Berry for Secretary of State, Roberts for Chief Justice. Six Conservative
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 35: the Gulf of Mexico. (search)
ns. This power of drawing on the parent country for supports is the chief mainstay of White America. Apart from passing politics, the Conservatives hold that time is always fighting on their side. White men increase in freedom. In a hundred years the White family has increased in North America from less than three millions to more than thirty millions. Who knows whether the Black family will increase in freedom? Every fact appears to point another way. The Whites are recruited from Europe, the Blacks are not recruited from Africa. One force expands, the other wanes. Yet what a power of mischief this low and waning branch of the human family possesses; a power which wounds and weakens every section of America; setting brother against brother, North against South, the disciples of Brewster against the comrades of Raleigh, and the children of Oglethorpe against the descendants of Penn. This question- How, in our advance towards a higher plane of freedom, culture, and refin