Like naïve savages, the Indians flee from the white goddess of progress. Their tomahawk, bow-and-arrow, and travois sled will be no match for guns and railroads.
Of course, Native Americans in the West were in fact well acquainted with European technology by the
1800s. Moreover, few groups fled from progress. Rather, most used the fruits of progress, such as the rifle, to fight for self-determination.
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