Sort of like forcing a woman to marry the man who raped her?  The systematic destruction of the Indians in America (what were left, anyway) constitute nothing less than genocide. Americans have had a long tradition of breaking treaties with Indians whenever it is convenient, and then shooting any whingers. From the first Dutch colony at New York up until what, the 1900's? Andrew Jackson ran on what was essentially an anti-Indian platform. The Colonizers found it convenient to consider the Red Man not a Man, but something more like an animal that was in the way of progress. Something to be shot, trapped, hunted- the way one removes wolves or bears.