Monday, March 07, 2005

Re:Two American Indian tribes receive state recognition

"On the one hand, the Iroquoians admired the Algonkians for their endurance, hunting skills, and handicrafts; on the other hand, they despised them for their nomadic life. Joseph Campbell, quoting from an earlier source, writes: "Their [i.e. the Algonkians] very name means 'tree-eaters'...and was given to them by the Iroquois in contempt for their famine diet of buds and bark, to which, having no stores of corn, they were in winter sometimes reduced." Wampum Keeper

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