Absolutely, Redbone. Absolutely, and via a conversation with a Lakota [who happens to be a fellow artist] so are many of the plains people. It's no fun to be a poster child.
A student said to his master: "You teach me fighting, but you talk about peace. How do you reconcile the two?" The master replied: "It is better to be a warrior in a garden than to be a gardener in a war." - unknown/Chinese
"But you forget that there is one value that is greater than all others: human freedom. Because no matter how perfectly you set the world up for humanity, they will always rebel simply to exert their own selves. You cannot win."