1899 and the wars were over, and yet Savage Arms was still marketing rifles as a means to “make bad Indians good” even to the point of using Geronimo’s likeness, who they may have considered a “good Indian” by then as he was confined to a reservation.
Well, it remains pretty much the same, it’s still about resources – water, oil, minerals, timber, and grazing land, you name it, if it’s on our land they want it.
The weapons of choice now are legislation, the courts, and if all else fails a “settlement”.
“Safest and Finest Rifle Ever Put on the market”
Guess that depended on which end of the barrel you were looking down.