In Chapter 6, what observations are made of how the savages live on the reservation?Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

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In Part 3 of Chapter Six of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, Bernard Marx and Lenina Crowe land at Santa Fe right on schedule, but Bernard has paid little attention to the descriptions of the reservations since he has received the news from Helmholtz that he is being sent to Iceland.  After they spend the night, the couple take a plane to the valley of Malpais, which is Spanish for bad land. As they fly over, the pilot jokes about the electrocuted animals who have hit some part of the five thousand kilometres of fencing at sixty thousand volts, a voltage designed to kill more than the average human being. 

As Bernard and Lenina step out, the pilot tells them they are at the rest-house, but they can go to the pueblo where there is a dance in the afternoon.  He also remarks that the Indians are "funny," but they know enough of gas bombs to not "play any tricks."  Clearly, the pilot perceives the Indians as mere creatures to be observed for amusement.

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