- Aug 2012
- Washington State, USA.
Thank you for the quote from the book. I get what you are saying now, though that is still something different from portraying Native Americans as peaceful hippies. Co-opting a former enemy or rebel leader and giving them high honors or exalted treatment within the state that they had previously fought against has probably happened many times in history. With regard to this statement quoted above, I can understand why this would be true, and it makes sense, yet at the same time, it is also true that Thomas Jefferson, who lived in the eastern U.S., had a very negative view of Native Americans and was advocating for either the forced relocation or the extermination of Native Americans in the early 19th century. "Indian-hating" was a real phenomenon which was described in the 19th century, not just created in the present day. How extensive it was in the past, I don't know, but it seems that it really existed.
You ever notice the names of American attack Helicopters? The Apache – the Comanche, and even a Kiowa helicopter.