Take away the word 'white' from the title and you have it smack on for the Indian tribes.
One tribes prosperity was at the cost of the genocide of another tribe!
TRUE. But before anyone get's on their paleface liberal socialist high horse.. just remember one thing. What the white man did to the Red man, is exactly the same as what the Red man did to his fellow Red man.
Intertribal warfare was intense throughout the Great Plains during the 1700s and 1800s, and archeological data indicate that warfare was present prior to this time. Human skeletons from as early as the Woodland Period (250 B.C. to A.D. 900) show occasional marks of violence, but conflict intensified during and after the thirteenth century, by which time farmers were well established in the Plains. After 1250, villages were often destroyed by fire, and human skeletons regularly show marks of violence, scalping, and other mutilations. Warfare was most intense along the Missouri River in the present-day Dakotas, where ancestors of the Mandans, Hidatsas, and Arikaras were at war with each other, and towns inhabited by as many as 1,000 people were often fortified with ditch and palisade defenses. Excavations at the Crow Creek site, an ancestral Arikara town dated to 1325, revealed the bodies of 486 people–men, women, and children, essentially the town's entire population–in a mass grave. These individuals had been scalped and dismembered, and their bones showed clear evidence of severe malnutrition, suggesting that violence resulted from competition for food, probably due to local overpopulation and climatic deterioration. Violence among farmers continued from the 1500s through the late 1800s. (source)
For the Iroquois and other groups, the goal was to kill the other warriors and take their scalps. Women and children were taken captive and sometimes adopted in accordance with their culture's practice of mourning war. Still, warfare between different Native American groups could be quite lethal. In some cases, the goal stood as the complete destruction of an opponent, to such a degree that it could be considered akin to an act of genocide. Such was the case between the Creeks and the Tuscaroras, as well as between the Sioux and the Illini. (source)
I don't know if this kind of Native singing appeals to you, for me.. I've 'lived' this atmosphere in Borneo... native peoples.. chants...songs...dances.. even married one. I know about inter-tribal warfare.. the taking of heads and slaves, the reasons... so please don't think this is just some white rant. My grandschildren are like a racial jigsawpuzzle. "Scot/English/Irish/Maori/Native Bornean".....and they are beautiful.
So you WhiteEyes out there.... specially you conservatives.... listen up.
You need to KNOW the above historical facts and have them at the ready at a milliseconds notice next time you are on the rough end of the accusation stick by either self righteous indignant Indigenous native American, or by lunatic liberals and socialists or these days, by a Muslim jihadi apologist.
The "white" man...was just 'man'..... another version of the same 'man' that the native Indian was and is.
This factual truth above, will be what William Jennings Bryan referred to when he said:
"This is not a contest among persons, even the humblest man in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, can withstand all that the hosts of evil send against him"
The facts above, are that 'armor'. No invasion of another people is honorable unless it is to destroy the likes of Nazi's or ISIS... Invasions for the sake of greed however have plagued mankind since time immemorial. Today, the best we can do is learn to live with each other in the best way in the present... nothing will ever put the scales of justice back to even, no matter what we do. Live with, and for each other now....