I started watching the Pine Ridge reports on Breaking the Set and they've been excellent, if quite depressing. The title of this post is the subtitle of R.J. Rushdoony's book, The American Indian. From 1944 until 1953, Rev. Rushdoony served at the Western Shosone Mission on the Owyhee Reservation in Nevada. He quotes an old man from the reservation:
"The white man wanted what we had, our land, but he didn't want us. We wanted what the white man had -- his improvements, his guns, his modern conveniences -- but we didn't want him. And so we fought, each wanting what the other had but not wanting the other and trying to eliminate him; and we lost. That's the story."