|Original artwork by Garth Williams.|
I mean, yes, some of the characters don't like Indians and say so, but what they overlook is that Pa and Laura both like, admire and respect them.
Yes, there are a couple of tense chapters where Indians consider going on warpath but they don't. And Pa salutes the leader who saved them all.
Even when forced to leave their home, Pa is (understandably) furious at the government - not the Indians.
See yesterday's comment about white-washing the past (future?) to make it more acceptable - or politically correct.
Philosopher George Santayana said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
Do we really want to repeat the shameful chapters of our past?
I, for one, don't. Even with a time machine.