Dressed in His Best Finery

 

Fathers...for be it known unto you... that this is our Land, and not yours. Fathers both of you and the English are white, we live in a Country between; therefore the Land belongs to neither one nor t' other: But the Great Being above allow'd it to be a Place of Residence for us...I am afraid to discharge you off this land.

-Speech of Tanacharison, Nov. 1753, quoted in The Journal of Major G. Washington, Williamsburg 1754