Klavan touches up on a pet peeve that I have. How popular culture always depicts Native Americans as living in harmony with the world when the reality it was quite the opposite.
The Aztecs practiced human sacrifices. Then peel the skin off the body by a slit in the back of the head and back. The priest would then crawl inside the skin and perform his rituals to appease the gods.
Apache Indians were raiders and would steal the harvest of neighboring tribes. When the white man moved west, the Apache, doing what they do, started raids on them, instead.
Man is a brutal creature.
Via Doug over at the Gator.