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The Natives Said No to Annexation in 1892

I find the following paragraph from this 1892 New York times article kind of interesting:

“The Natives” said the examiner’s commision, “do not want annexation because they are proud of their history, on good terms with the Queen, and generally satisfied with their own way of living. They know enough of the white men’s laws to prefer their own, which fits the conditions of their life.”

It always amazes me when people think that locals couldn’t survive today without the American Dollar.

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