Pirates and Indians...a winning combination ever since Peter Pan. Two romanticized groups lost in the mists of yesteryear. Box-office boffo when pitted as savage enemies against civilized heroes.
Oh, wait...I forgot. Unlike the swashbuckling pirates of legend, Indians are still around. In reality, they fought the forces of "civilization" only because these forces were trying to destroy them. By staying strong through their religion and culture, they defied the prediction that they would vanish. They're thriving today as CEOs, movie makers, Olympic athletes, members of Congress, and astronauts.