I don't remember much about this story, but it's set a couple of hundred years ago. Several white men are attacked by several black natives. One of the natives kills one of the white men, but is killed as well in the process. The survivors flee. Some time later, when they return to bury their dead comrade, they notice they can no longer tell which bones are his.
I remember the story's been criticized as racist because it used the highly racist term kaffir to describe the natives, but other people argued that the story is highly non-racist, since the conclusion shows we're all the same after death.
Does anyone recognize the story? I am sure I read it in English, but it's possible it was translated.
Bing suggested "The Bones of Kahekili" by Jack London, but looking through the text of that story, it is not the one I am looking for.