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Old 14 Jun 14, 18:17
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None of the major American Indian nations ever tried peaceful co-existence with Whites. White settlers face never ending raids and murders from tribes which various treaties did nothing to stop because Indians had no intention of ever stopping robbing, scalping and murdering them. There was never an American Indian Gandhi.

When the Pilgrims et.al. Arrived in America one of their goals was peaceful relation with the local tribes. They did not want war but were attack by Indians from the moment they landed. Even then they only defended themselves until Massasoit manipulated them into joining his war against another tribe.

The Foundering Fathers saw a future with Indians as intergraded citizens of the USA. The Indians would have to evolve in to a more settled agricultural way of life but they did want to find another way of living with Indians other that war and conquest.

During Washington’s presidency and serious attempt at this was tried with the Creek Indians of the Southeast, unfortunately the effort failed because of the Indians! The Creeks entered negotiations with no intentions of living up to any of the treaty’s obligations.
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