Lamar Speaks - In his inaugural address, Mirabeau B. Lamar the second President of the Republic Of Texas outlined his Indian policy. "It is to push a rigorous war against them; pursuing them to their hiding places without mitigation or compassion, until they shall be made to feel that flight from our boarders without hope of return is preferable to the scourges of war."
Lamar didn't begin or end the Indian Wars, but at his feet lay the bodies of men, women, and children, Native American, Hispanic, African and Anglo. Hall Of State, Dallas TX.
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