Natives were not peaceful and loving. Maybe amongst each individual tribe but they were and still are very warlike and aggressive in nature. This I think stemmed from their inability to setup and declare what is their property or territory so they could only defend what was visible to them , in their possession, or "as far as their eye could see". That was their demarcation line.Whats a baiting question? All I hear about is that American Indians were peaceful people that were slaughtered by whites, mind you all my knowledge is coming from Hollywood movies. You know Dances with Wolves etc
I want to know the enemy and if there is any truth to what they say.
Along comes the white man and lo and behold white men bargained and did business as white men do which was to barter, trade, or offer sums of currency to "purchase" land and territory from the natives. This passive but civilized way of "doing business" was non-existent to natives. To the native you either retreat or he will kill you. That's how tribes kept separated, not by lines on a map but by the threat of death if you crossed a very real line in the dirt.
As you by now know this led to all the battles and death with the native tribes and hostility towards the white man that exists mostly to this day. This will never change. If you jump in a a bull ring don't expect the bull to accept your intrusion as a sign of friendliness. You are an outsider, somebody to remove. This is their mentality. This is their mantra. Special kind of breed. Native blood will forever remain fiery and almost incompatible with western civilization. They WANT to be at war the way a sports car engine is meant to be near redline. Their creator made them this way and they live that way, authentically, day in and day out.
What's funny and ironic to me is that natives migrated east from Asia and western civilization migrated west from Europe and the showdown ended up happening in the middle of the world, North America. I'm curious to see where in the future, or now, that this meeting of 2 distinct cultures or peoples are taking place that will see an increase of human destruction. History repeats itself, lest we forget.