I'm currently crafting a story, set in the Caribbean in the early 18th century, in which everyone is hunting a sacred relic. Basically, it ends with the natives getting their relic back, although when they do, they cut out the eyes of anyone who has seen their sacred object, including the main antagonist, the evil Spanish Governor. This is what they determine to be the just punishment of this sacreligious crime. (The protagonists escape this punishment by crafty means, by the way.) In a way, it's a good ending for the natives because they claim what's rightfully theirs, giving the Spanish a good kick up the arse in the process, thereby getting some revenge for all the conquering and murder the Spanish conquistadors did in the 16th and 17th centuries. (This barbarity is on full display at points in the story.) However, I'm concerned that by ending with them committing an act of such barbarity, I will come across as a bit racist. I'm wondering if anyone thinks I might need some kind of redemption for the natives after this?