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The Delaware people of present day Pennsylvania described the Europeans thus:
“We know now who they are; these White men who then came out of the sea to rob us of our land; starving wretches, with smiles they came, but soon snakes or foes…They were well received and fed with corn; but no land was ever sold, we never sold any. They were allowed to live with us, to build houses and plant corn, as our friends…But alas they brought also fireguns and firewater, which burned and killed. Also baubles and trinkets of no use; since we had better ones…The children of King George said more land, more land we must have, no limits could be put to their steps and increase.”

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