Thus, only the broadest generalizations can be made; one can mention certain cultural manifestations that are present in a great number of groups, even though varying in their actual expression, and illustrate them with specific examples—but always with the qualification that in a neighbouring tribe or group a distinctly contrasting idea or institution may exist. It imposed the Inca religion, with its emperor-god and hierarchy of deities, its shrines and temples attended by priests and sacred virgins, and its ceremonial calendar. Theodore Roosevelt became President of these United States five years after delivering these hateful comments Mieder The newly proclaimed United States competed with the British for control of the territory east of the Mississippi River. Indians of the upper Orinoco export urucu, a red dye, to groups living downriver. The genocidal rhetoric has essentially disappeared. Cavanaugh went on to say: Morton was the leader of the American School in the area of craniology studies. In the s, the central Andes, the area of greatest population density in South America about 10 persons per square mile , was sparsely populated compared to centres of Old World civilization. Reckless, revengeful, fiendishly cruel, they rob and murder, not the cowboys, who can take care of themselves, but the defenseless, lone settlers on the plains. Every town has a state-house, or synedrion, as the Jewish sanhedrim, where, almost every night, the head men convene about public business; or the town's-people to feast, sing, dance, and rejoice, in the divine presence, as will fully be described hereafter. The Christian-influenced European expansionists could not comprehend the uncomplicated elegance of American Indian spirituality and the naturalness of indigenous religions.