No people have ever suffered more from the impact of Culture Shock. Tales of the American Wild West have been exported around the world. Six-gun slinging cowboys and feathered Indians waving tomahawks or brandishing bows and arrows – bloody conflicts between white settlers and native Indians - these are all history now. But another part of the story still haunts both Indian and Anglo-Saxon: memories of broken treaties, lies, hypocrisy, robbery, inhumanity and bloodshed. Both whites and Indians wrote this part of American history, not in textbooks, but in human suffering, heartache, fear, blood and death. Several million Indians once roamed the length and breadth of the North American continent. Today, their descendants eke out an existence, often huddled together on reservations which have been called places for the storage of undesirable human flesh.
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