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Lepore, Jill
January 2001
American Scholar;Winter2001, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p97
Academic Journal
Explores the questions raised in relation with the sign `I Am Determined Not to Live Till I Have No Country,' attributed to King Philip, the Wampanoag Indian leader of a revolt against English colonists in seventeenth-century New England. Failure of the sign to meet the literary standards of Longfellow; Notions about Indian speech; History of linguistic racism; Shift in the notions about Indian speech.


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