I met a Native American Indian many years ago and became friends. Very interesting man and really looked like he had just stepped out of a Dances with Wolves movie set. Meeting Charles AKA, (running Horse) helped me to understand a little more about the amazing and turbulent journey the American Indians had been through. We only ever saw one side of the story in movies, but what happened to the native Indians is paramount to one of the greatest genocides that has ever happened in the history of the human species.
Tens of millions of Indians were murdered or contracted diseases that decimated their population for hundreds of years. An amazing people that saw the natural beauty of the land many centuries before Europeans ever turned up to do their dirty work. Much of these abominations committed through the religious beliefs of the time