posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 09:03 PM
reply to post by StoutBroux
I would argue that they were hugely wronged.
They were a culturally inferior people who had the same goals as the Europeans but they were not organized enough to carry them out. They also found
themselves a victim of their own greed.
Its important to note that they also went against many of the treaties they signed. Since they ended up losing all their land however, they are
assumed to have been victims but that is not the case.
Even Pontiac admitted this fault during his rebellion, which had he been able to gain more support, may very well have been successful at driving the
"white man" back to the Sea, but this kind of cultural community was not possible among the Native Americans because even faced with imminent doom,
they still tried to play the Europeans off of one another, and the various tribes, for political and economic advantage.
It turned out to be their downfall.