Who said, "The only good Indian is a dead one"?

Answer

"The only good Indian is a dead one" is a common misquote of "I have never seen in my life a good Indian except when I have seen a dead Indian." This was a statement made in the House of Representatives by Rep. James Cavanaugh.

James Cavanaugh made this remark in the House in 1869. The variation of the quote in the question is commonly attributed to Philip Sheridan, who was an American general who fought many battles against Native American peoples after the Civil War. He built a reputation for brutality and nonchalance toward the killing of noncombatants, while forcing holdout Indian groups onto reservations.

Q&A Related to "Who said, "The only good Indian is a dead one"..."
captain Pratt's.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_said_the_only_good_I...
Gen. Philip Sheridan said "the only good Indian is a dead Indian" in 1869 when he
http://www.chacha.com/question/who-said-'the-only-...
Quick answer : There is no real mad rush to go down to the river. Long answer: Carrying the dead is a ritual where the dead body is borne on the shoulders of 4 people in a makeshift
http://www.quora.com/Why-do-Indians-run-their-dead...
1. Do a patch test. Massage a dab of oil into the skin of your wrist and wait 24 hours. If you have an allergic reaction, try another kind of oil. 2. Make sure you can live with the
http://www.ehow.com/how_6952535_do-mosquito-repell...
Explore this Topic
A good Indian name for a female blue heeler is Blueberry. A blue heeler is a diminutive breed of dog developed for use as a trooper and herder of cattle. ...
A good substitute for curry powder is garam masala, an Indian spice blend. Both curry powder and garam masala are often used to impart a traditional Indian flavor ...
The Cape of Good Hope is an area found in Africa that has astounding and beautiful scenery of mountains and lies next to Indian Ocean. It is located in South Africa ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com