Originally Posted by stevieray
let's not pretend there weren't barbaric indian tribes.
I'm not sure how you can marginalize terrorists act committed in recent years by saying..'well, Christians in the 1700's did it too'
We really don't know how "Barbaric" those tribes were before we got here. It's likely that they were much less. There is some speculation that when Europeans showed up and brought their diseases with them, that the viruses spread inland faster than civilization did. So, many tribes in the middle of the country went from flourishing to almost completely decimated even BEFORE they ever saw a white person. This is not unlike European culture right after the first plague. Many of the people who survived the late 1300s... Well, they didn't become friendlier.