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Function of Paragraph 1 in "Letter to President Pierce"

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Letter to President Pierce, Chief Seattle, 1855

Chief Seattle. "Letter to President Pierce." Letter to President Pierce. 1855. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Context.org. 1996. Web. 11 Mar. 2016.

The first paragraph (lines 1-9) provides

A

an argument followed by a concrete example of why the Native American should be respected.

B

a concession followed by a rebuke of the white man's settlement technique.

C

a list of assertions for the Native American's actions followed by specific evidence.

D

a metaphor that serves as a rationale for the author's behavior.

E

a specific example that demonstrates why the "white men" act in the way they do.