Quando un esercito dei bianchi combatte gli indiani e vince, questa è considerata una grande vittoria, ma se sono i bianchi ad essere sconfitti, allora è chiamata massacro.
JACK CRABB: Do you hate them? Do you hate the White man now?
OLD LODGE SKIN: Do you see this fine thing? Do you admire the humanity of it? Because the human beings, my son, they believe everything is alive. Not only man and animals. But also water, earth, stone. And also the things from them… like that hair. The man from whom this hair came, he’s bald on the other side, because I now own his scalp! That is the way things are. But the white men, they believe everything is dead. Stone, earth, animals. And people! Even their own people! If things keep trying to live, white man will rub them out. That is the difference.
Arthur Penn, Little Big Man (1970) con Dustin Hoffman