I dunno,, my family was partially here and partially arrivals shortly after Columbus. Always got along great with the Natives. My Irish side mixed with my choctaw side after the civil war . I personally have many Native friends who ive stuck up for with my career at stake. Never enslaved any one any where in my family that i know of. They werent southern plantation owners either. Most ran trade centers on trails west. So i have no regrets about what my family past and present have done in this country - they have all fought for it at one point or another. Im in no way going to assume guilt for every shytty thing done in history to any one any where.
I would add its the same blend of ideals and people that won world wars , invented the industrial revolution and sent man to the moon.
and yeah we slipped backwards the last 60 yrs or so.
I love that Homeland Security poster even though the first violent confrontation was with vikings in AD 1000.
(also those Winchesters are 1873 or likely later)
So the Jews gave northern euros monotheism, public schools, representative democracy, the sabbath, and libraries, who then gave the Indians smallpox, who then gave the euros syphilis, who then gave the Jews the Holocaust.