The Declaration of Independence - The Native American Excerpt

The following excerpt is part of the finalized version of the Declaration of Independence.

What views of Native Americans did early Americans have based on the language of this part of the document?

        "He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions."