Hatred, bigotry, and the denial of Indians as people
If all you know about Indians came from old Disney cartoons, I guess I can't blame you. And if you have an image in your mind of Indians *living in harmony with nature* as if they were some type of animal, well, it's just another way of degrading these people. Because, news flash, Indians are people. They are not roosters or hens or braves or squaws.
And whenever and wherever people have lived on this earth, they have done the same things. They have cared for their families. They cut down trees for firewood to keep warm. They killed animals for food so that they wouldn't starve. And if they were intelligent, as many people are, they considered not just their current needs but the needs of their family for the future.
People have been living on this planet, with many different cultures, for a very, very, long time now. They may have different colored skin, they may have different beliefs, religions, and cultures, but they have one thing in common. They are people.
Posted by Brad Hall