From “War Before Civilization”: “[T]he restraint exercised by the Indians of western Canada as they were subjugated and dispossessed is evidence of how much injustice people will tolerate for the sake of peace if they are assured of receiving the means to survive, certain punishment for breaking the peace, and impartial protection of their persons and property if they keep it”.

Shortly before that is the interesting note that American Indian reservations in the 1800s assisted raiders in stocking up on ammo during the winter before raiding more settlers in the summer. Not perceived as biting the hand that feeds them gunpowder in one case: “The Kiowas believed that Texans were not Americans and were puzzled by the outrage expressed by U.S. officials concerning their raids”.