Which one of those three groups belong to a different race?Not anymore than watching Roman Legionnaires slaughter Frenchmen and Germans en masse like you see in any number of "sand and sandals" flicks. You'll notice that no one seems to have a problem with that.
Yes, it had nothing to do with what the white man saidThere are worse things in that book to get worked up about than the fact that a white man is shown in front of chalk board talking to natives.
Umm, the "great white martyr", as you call him, doesn't become a leader. Instead, he goes nativeI was referring to the main character, obviously.
Sure, he might be a personification of "white guilt" coming to save some goofy "noble savage" archetype from Imperialist oppression. However, it doesn't change the fact that the natives ultimately needed the help of a white man to overcome their oppressors in the first place.
That is ultimately just as bad as anything else that has been presented here. Instead of being a "great white hunter," he simply happens to be a "great white martyr."