I'd say more: throughout out history, ever since the 18th century, the Indian (I'll use the Brazilian term) has been framed as the personification and genesis of our country.
Whoever mocks their destruction its just aping foreigners
Of course, it's not so simple: an evaluation of indigenous policy in Brazil needs to make the differentiation of government policy towards "assimilated" and "savage" groups, a differentiation with its roots on the 16th century.
It must also differentiate between 19th century romantic indianists and those like Vanhargen who wished to remove all indigenous influence from our nation-building.

But ultimately, it's indisputable that Vanhargen lost.
A nationalism that wishes to exclude and mock the indians and the blacks, at least in our country, is meaningless, and unrecognisable of anything remotely resembling national ideology ever since the middle 19th century.

Honestly, one would be better just retvrning to Europe

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