1844 Republican Sentinel (Richmond, Va.) 13 July 3/5 The riot was caused by a branch of the Native Americans—‘the very dregs of society, bent upon..the annihilation of the Roman Catholics’.
1886 B. P. Poore Perley's Reminisc. I. 500 The Native Americans and the Republicans flattered themselves that the Democratic party had been reduced to a mere association of men.
1911 Federal Immigration Legislation ii. 12 in Rep. Immigration Comm. (U.S. Congr.) As a consequence of the sudden and great increase of foreign immigration..between 1848 and 1850, the old dread of the foreigner was revived, and in the early fifties the Native Americans again became active.
1952 Jrnl. Southern Hist. 18 548 Few other students of the Native American movement could be found who would agree with his judgment.
1978 Jrnl. Amer. Hist. 64 959 In no other northern state did the Native American or Know-Nothing party achieve such phenomenal, if short-lived, success as in Massachusetts.
1994 T. Anbinder Nativism & Slavery iii. 59 The Native Americans were the surviving remnant of the Pennsylvania American Republican party of the 1840s. Unlike the Know Nothings, the Native Americans operated as an open political party.