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Indian Education

In June, 1744, the Governor of the colony of Pennsylvania arranged a council of delegates from Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland to meet with sachems of the Five Nations of the Iroquois Indians in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The meeting opened with the colonial representatives offering to send eight or ten young Indians, selected by the Five Nations, to Williamsburg, in order to give them a good education. Canassatego, the principal Iroquois chief, rose to speak for the Indians. He said that Indians had already had experience with the white man's schools and that their young men had returned to their tribes neither white men nor Indians. He

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