Title: We Were Not the Savages
Author: Daniel N. Paul
Publisher: Fernwood Publishing
Spartacus Website: The American West
As a person of First Nation ancestry I cannot help but wonder if the failure of Caucasian Americans and Canadians to reveal and teach about the horrors their ancestors carried out against North American First Nation Peoples is a deliberate cover-up, or an indication they hold within their minds a notion the life of a First Nation person is valueless - not worthy of human considerations. The latter is probably the more plausible, because it is an unchallengeable fact that the crimes against humanity committed against our peoples over the centuries by people of European descent are not viewed with the same abhorrence by Caucasians that such crimes against other races of people are viewed.If such were the case there would be unconditional condemnation of it, and the knowledge would be readily available and taught in schools. - From the introduction. This updated edition incorporates Daniel Paul's ongoing research. It clearly and profoundly shows that the horrors of history still rain upon the First Nations people of the present.