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Repetition of "savage" 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 word "savage" is used several times in the passage (lines 9, 12, 42) primarily to emphasize the author's

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acknowledgement of his people's own ignorance.

B

dismay at the prospect for the future.

C

validation of the white man's slurs.

D

frustration with the white man's lack of understanding.

E

acceptance that nothing can be done to change the future.