“American expansion across a practically empty continent,” said historian Samuel Flagg Bemis in 1965, “despoiled no nation unjustly.”
David Lauderdale’s Feb. 23 column echoed these words, with mention of “newcomers” to Hilton Head Island “making a profitable, desirable place out of the sand spurs nobody wanted.”
“Nobody wanted” would come as a surprise to Sea Islander families who lost their heirs’ property to legal legerdemain so many years ago.
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