Those folks who lived here a thousand years ago were busy killing each other. Some were busy cutting out people's hearts and eating them.<quoted text>I'm quite certain that the folks who were here for a thousand years, before the Founders wrote the Declaration and the Constitution, found their civilizations and their respective Nations quite great as well.
But theirs don't matter now, since 'Christians' usurped their lands, insisted on their submission to Christianity, and exterminated them from the French and Indian wars to the Trail of Tears.
And just for the record, religion, and those who supposedly follow it, has been the primary organ of 'hurt' in the world, since the first caveman sacrificed his neighbor's baby to a volcano.
Some like all groups of people were wonderful people and we could've and did learn a lot from them. Many learned a lot from us and became Christians of their own choosing.
Others threw my ancestors babies against brick walls, scalped, and tortured settlers who did them no harm.
They were a warring culture, we warred with them and WON! So go pout some about it; it won't change anything.
Were you on one side and I on the other and you threatened the life of my family or me, you bet I'd have fought you to the death, too. Don't like it, don't throw people's babies against brick walls or come in the night to light their homes ablaze!