between Native American (Red) and American (White) Culture
The first thing I would say, is that the
Native Americans live in the sacred; The white man studies
it. The White's history is written in books; The Red's is
written in their hearts. The White's need laws by which to
live; the Red's did not. The White's have criminals; The
Red's did not. The White's leaders lie to their people; For
the Red's it would have been unthinkable. The Red children
were raised to become theirselves, to become distinct individuals; The
White children are raised to be the same. Silence was one of
the Red's greatest virtures; The White's, incessant noise.
The Red children are taught, from birth, generosity; The White
children, accumulation and greed. The White's value success;
The Red's value respect and honor. The White's do things for
profit; The Red's to be helpful.
Return to Native American
When you reflect upon these things, put them in the following
perspective: The Red's had no jails, no locks, seldom even had a
murder. There may have been some, but I have never heard of a
rape. The Red's gays were fully accepted. The Red
women had power.