Re: Better if they had allowed main cast to die?
Maybe it was because they created a stereotypical Indian based on some New Age impression of what Indians are...
Native Americans. Indians are from India.
"He clapped his captain—his friend—on the shoulder. Yes, this man was very much like James Kirk, in all the ways that mattered." --Christopher L. Bennett-- Star Trek: Mere Anarachy, The Darkness Drops Again