Archer, who said anything about his being Indian being the cause of the problem?
I read it was because the bear was hungry in a season (the fall) where they are preparing for their winter naps. Yes, they had been eating and shouldn't have been in that reservation.
He deserved to be eaten? I doubt it.
JPT, yes I see what you mean. However, I do respect wild animals and acknowledge their right to live on the land. That doesn't mean I love them. I do love cats, dogs, and other tame animals. I see the beauty of animals such as lions, giraffes, etc, but I guess I'm not as much an animal lover as you are.