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Vanina Jane Tompkins in her essay Indians Textualism Morality and the Problem of History explains the problems she faces when she tried to learn about Indians history In the first part of her essay she speaks about her knowledge of Indians when she was a child and how he decide to investigate their history Then in the second part of her essay she tells us about a research she made on Indians She took many sources like first or second hand account She quickly realized that historians have different points of view and as far as she was moving forward in her research she was really confused in whom to believe because they have opposite stories She sometimes became upset because there was no unanimity among them Everybody relates the same episode in different ways with contradictory opinions And finally in her conclusion she explains that she couldnt judge because she didnt know what the facts were When Tompkins gives details about her research on Indians she says At first it was a question of deciding which of these authors to believe for it quickly became apparent that there was no unanimity on the subject This happens because of authors different points of view and because of many other influences like the moment where they live and their attitudes towards incidents For example she speaks about Perry Miller who wrote the following sentence in her book the massive narrative of the movement of European culture into the vacant wilderness of America she was very disappointed when she saw the word vacant in the reading because she and everybody knows that this land was not vacant Indians occupied it but this author didnt mention them When I was doing my research on Pearl Harbor Attack first I look for information in encyclopedias and in college books books actually written by historians and I found that every person tell the same story about how
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