You have made an excellent point that my response to K. Worthen did not mention Native Americans and I’ll grant many of the key points in my response don’t apply to them. However I was responding to an article of a thousand words that did not mention them either. In my relatively brief response I did not want to introduce an additional topic not in Worthen’s piece. So let me just stipulate my comments about America were focused on the immigrant experience. The Native Americans had an entirely different experience, but discussion of that belongs in a different thread.