December 24, 2004

Native Wisdom

Another bit of humorous wisdom from Catfish:

An old Indian chief sat in his hut on the reservation, smoking a
ceremonial pipe and eyeing two U.S. government officials sent to interview

"Chief Two Eagles" asked one official, "You have observed the white man
for 90 years. You've seen his wars and his material wealth. You've seen his
progress, and the damage he's done."

The chief nodded in agreement.

The official continued,"Considering all these events, in your opinion,
where did the white man go wrong?"

The chief stared at the government officials for over a minute and then
calmly replied, "When white man found the land, Indians were running it. No
taxes, no debt, plenty buffalo, plenty beaver, women did all the work,
medicine man free, Indian man spent all day hunting and fishing, all night
having sex."

Then the chief leaned back and smiled "Only white man dumb enough to think he could improve system like that."

Posted by Delftsman3 at December 24, 2004 01:12 AM
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