Philosophers of the Enlightenment thought they had

Most 18th and 19th century writers used the common literary genres like autobiography and
the novel, yet combining narratives with the traditional trickster oral story or myth creating a hybrid literary form.

Early Native American writing exhibited the struggle they experienced by the authors to find their own voice within the culture of
America, but it was later in the 1960’s that their writing began to express the humiliation felt by Native American peoples over their “less
than human” treatment by the dominant society.

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Native American writing in the Southeast : an anthology, 1875-1935.1995.Swann, B.
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- i.e. the Enlightenment was confused about race, and couldnot answer the question of how differences appear – and so only some of thearguments used at the time led to opposition to slavery

Early Native American Literature

This was incredibly brave narration at a time
when hostilities between Native Americans and whites in the West were still at a boiling point.

In contrast to Winnemucca, Jane Johnston Schoolcraft was a Native American writer who wanted and gained the respect of other
women writers of her time.

- she asks: did it end because of the Enlightenment, orbecause slavery had become so widespread it forced intolerable paradoxes intothe open?
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- but Cook’s views were still part of another enlightenmentbelief, which he shared with Hume,and Voltaire: human nature andbehaviour are fundamentally the same – but this led to the question: how couldthey be so different in different parts of the world?

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- according to Outram, however, the explorer Captain Cook tried hard to get real‘knowledge’ of the Tahitians and others. He was angry when he asked a writernamed to turn his notes into a book, andhe introduced sexual scenes to titillate his readers, and portrayed theTahitians as simple and virtuous (p 51).

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New ideas shaped political attitudes as well. John Locke defended the displacement of a monarch who would not protect the lives, liberties, and property of the English people. stated that society should be ruled by the "general will" of the people. declared that power should not be concentrated in the hands of any one individual. He recommended separating power among executive, legislative, judicial branches of government. American intellectuals began to absorb these ideas. The delegates who declared independence from Britain used many of these arguments. The entire opening of the Declaration of Independence is Thomas Jefferson's application of John Locke's ideas. The constitutions of our first states and the reflect Enlightenment principles. The writings of Benjamin Franklin made many Enlightenment ideas accessible to the general public.

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She has thousands of followers and has made millions of dollars performing as Ramtha at seminars ($1,000 a crack) and at her Ramtha School of Enlightenment, and from the sales of tapes, books, and accessories (Clark and Gallo 1993). She must have hypnotic powers. Searching for self-fulfillment, otherwise normal people obey her command to spend hours blindfolded in a cold, muddy, doorless maze. In the dark, they seek what Ramtha calls the ‘void at the center.’

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- the best explanation enlightenment thinkers came up withwas that all societies pass through similar stages of development, and thenative peoples must therefore represent a ‘less developed’ stage – thusjustifying the bringing of a ‘superior’ way of life to the