Savages we call them because their manners differ from ours.
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
I directed the men in our barque to approach near the savages, and hold their arms in readiness to do their duty in case they notice any movement of these people against us.
Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.
The film 'Black Hawk Down' paints the Somali people as wild savages.