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Black Man
06-10-2009, 08:29 AM
Tenskwatawa spoke this message...."In the Beginning , we were full of this shining power, strong because we were pure. We moved silently through the woods...That was our state of true happiness. We did not have to beg for anything. Thus were we created. Thus we lived for a long time, proud and happy.

We had never eaten pig meat, nor tasted the posoncalled whiskey...nor hunted and fought with loud guns, nor ever had diseases which soured our blood or rotted our organs. We were pure, so we were strong and happy.

But, beyong the Great Sunrise Water, there lived a people who had iron, and those dirty and unnatural things, who seethed with diseases, who fought to death over the names of their gods! They had so crowded and befouled thier own island that they fled from it, because excrement and carrion were up to their knees.

They came to our island. Our Singers had warned us that a pale people would come across the Great Water and try to destory us, but we forgot. We did not know they were evil, so we welcomed them and fed them. We taught them much of what Our Grandmother had tuaght us, how to hunt, grow corn and tobacco, find good things in the forest.

They saw how much room we had, and wanted it. They brought iron and pigs and wool and rum and disease. They came farther and drove us over the mountains. Then when they had filled up and dirtied our old lands by the sea, they looked over the mountains and saw this Middle Ground, and we are old enough to remember when they started rushing into it. We remember our villages on fire every year and the crops slashed every fall and the children hungry every winter. All this you know."

Take the best part for yourself.

Black Man
06-11-2009, 09:33 AM
the above are the words of a "native american"

06-11-2009, 08:50 PM
Never open your door to strangers.