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Espousing the cause of "native Americans"...



Item # 621257

October 28, 1846

DAILY AMERICAN SENTINEL, New York, Oct. 28, 1846  Here is a newspaper that supported the "Native American Cause" as indicated by the mission statement on page 2 that concludes: "Let Native Americans all over the country unite, and they can crush this enemy--FOREIGN INFLUENCE--that he will never raise his head again, in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Let there be no delay. Every moment is valuable to the cause of Liberty."
The "Native Americanism" expressed here does not refer to the American Indian, but to white folks born in America. Their political and social issues, we suspect, were probably similar to those of the American or "Know-Nothing" Party. In fact, this "cause" may have been the forerunner of the movement that spawned the American or "Know-Nothing" Party.
Notable content includes, on page 2, a list of the "Native American Nominations" for various state and local offices. Has other political-related content as well. In the masthead is a quote attributed to a gentleman named George Shifler: "By My Country's Flag, I'll Live or Die."
This is a volume I issue (number 3) of this rare title that, according to Gregory's "Union List of American Newspapers", shows no holdings by any American institutions. In fact the title is not listed.
Folio-size, 4 pages, several creases, some foxing & light dirtiness.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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