But in spite of their obvious role in the widespread elimination of countless Indians over the past few centuries, Low said it may be difficult for Americans to see the truth amongst the bloodshed, be it that of Indians or other races.
"Americans don't want to think about themselves or their ancestors partaking in genocide," Low said.
However, Low emphasized that for America, hope lies within the spreading of truth and knowledge about the tragedies that befell his ancestors.
"I don't believe there can be any healing without information," Low said.
In terms of America's role in stopping genocides in other countries, Greg Bedian, a member of the Armenian National Committee and co-founder of the Genocide Education Network of Illinois, said that one of the keys to stopping a massive genocide is to see where one is brewing early, and then to act quickly. He cited that the Rwandan genocide took place in only 100 days.
"This has to be done prior to the catastrophe starting, not after it's already begun," Bedian said.
However, the panel said the true power may not lie with government, but with individuals. "Don't be silent," Brown said. "Because that's what happened in Europe. People were silent."
It's a good argument for recalling the genocide against Indians again and again. Until every American can recite chapter and verse of this aspect of US history, we should keep discussing it. Then we'll be less likely to let it happen again.