Well said Walter. The same principal holds true for those who say that we "took the land from the Indians". 1. The Natives who lived in N. America were fighting amongst themselves already for territory and regularly engaged in tribal war. 2. Canada did the same thing. Not to many mentions of evil, racist Canada. 3. All throughout Europe, Asia and various other lands during the same time, people were squeezing out various native groups for resources, land, etc.
My mothers side is Cherokee Indian and walked the trail of tears, my dads side were plantation owners. I do not hold any one of them up or down as evil or good. They were part of history and none of what either of them did is any fault of mine.