The First and Real Americans
Sir: The American Indian [Feb. 9] is truly one of the most tragic figures in American history, having been enslaved, starved, robbed of his land and finally shoved into a dark corner by his "white masters." It is ironic that he is treated as a foreigner by people who are less American than he. Thousands of Indians live and die without ever knowing what the phrase "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" really means.
CHRISTOPHER MEHNE Valhalla, N.Y.
Sir: To have tamed and broken the bold spirit of these...