"My first American ancestor, gentlemen, was an Indian - an early Indian. Your ancestors skinned him alive, and I am an orphan... All those Salem witches were ancestors of mine. Your people made it tropical for them... The first slave brought into New England out of Africa by your progenitors was an ancestor of mine - for I am a mixed breed, an infinitely shaded and exquisite Mongrel."
- Mark Twain, "Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims," speech, 1881
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