Indian wisdom

Submitted by Paul Rusin on 7/31/06 at 7:31 AM. ( )


Two Eagles, an old Indian chief, sat in his hut on the reservation
smoking a ceremonial pipe and eyeing two US
government officials sent to interview him.

One US official said to Chief Two Eagles,
"You have observed the white man for 90 years.
You've seen his wars and his technological advances.
You've seen his progress, and the damage he has 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 two government officials for over a minute,
and then he 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 before he added,

"Only white man dumb enough to think
he could improve system like that."

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