Mark Twain's views of American Indians is, for me, the most troubling characteristic of this man.  His distain for these people is in marked contrast with his regard for Southern Hemisphere aboriginal peoples, Australian, Tasminian, New Zealand, etc.  This is important for any geographical study of Mark Twain and his travels but will require a great deal of thought and effort to deal with adequately, so for now I will refer visitors to this site to Kerry Driscoll's book.

see the explanatory notes:   SLC to Charles Warren Stoddard ... , 27 Apr 1867, New York, N.Y. (UCCL 00125), n. 5.