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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. 1996. Web. 11 Mar. 2016.

What is the primary function of the rhetorical questions in lines 32-38?


To demonstrate that the author no longer believes the white man to be responsible for his actions.


To challenge the white man's assertion that progress is necessary.


To convey the author's feeling of lasting animosity.


To question the Native Americans' values and beliefs.


To add a sense of sarcasm to the passage.

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