The tribes of Europe were conquered way before the indigenous people of the Americas but it was essentially the same process; the bringing of a disease which changed people’s perceptual reality. The people became owned and lost their sense of humanness. John Trudell also covers the Inquisition in this talk. For a long while descendants of the European tribes were owned just physically but over time this ownership went deeper. Then the virus was taken to other parts of the globe. We're in the right place at the right time to use our intelligence to influence things for the better.
Something I love about John Trudell is that his viewpoint is so un-racist. Rather than label the white skinned people as oppressors, he sees that they were oppressed long before the others, and this accounts for a lot. It's part of our ancestral background that we, all of us, would be wise to look into.