This isn't as bad as I was expecting, with Griffith succumbing to a few stereotypes (and almost certainly not using native actors), but generally painting the Native Americans as victims of the white men's cruelty and giving us a great deal of empathy for them. Just saying, with Griffith, could've been a lot worse. That said, it's pretty flat as a film.
For a little while I was afraid I'd misheard and it was gonna be all guns, which would've been boring and just needlessly violent (in a boring way). But then the hand-to-hand stuff started, and all of that was awesome. So yeah. Just enough story to string a nearly 100-minute long fight scene on, and that was enough. Also, it was surprisingly well-paced for basically being a long fight scene, with some breather sections in there at just the right times. Definitely had fun with this.