Recently an old Indian chief sat in his hut on the reservation, smoking a ceremonial pipe and eying two U. S. Government officials sent by the president to interview him. One of the officials addressed Chief Two Eagles. “You were a great leader of a proud people. You have reached a venerable age and have made many wise decisions, you have observed the white man for 75 years. You’ve seen his wars and his technological advances. 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 work, medicine man free…he no take wampum from my Braves. Indian man go 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.”

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