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Skyhook    Posted 02-10-2005 at 19:05:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Before our white brother came to civilize us we had no jails. Therefore no criminals. You can't have criminals without a jail. We had no locks or keys, and so we had no thieves. If a man was so poor that he had no horse,tipi,or blanket, someone gave him these things. We were too uncivilized to set much value on personal belongings. We wanted to have things only in order to give them away. We had no money and therefore a man's worth couldn't be measured by it. We had no written law, no attorneys or politicians, therefore we couldn't cheat. We were really in a bad way before the white man came, and I don't know how we managed to get along without the basic things which, were are told, are absolutely necessary to make a civilized society. Lame Deer of the Lakotas


Alias    Posted 02-11-2005 at 04:35:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
How is it that you know these things, oh mighty worry-er. (you'll notice I didn't write worrior).

You have no more idea of what it was like in those days than anyone else. You have a vision of long ago people living happy and free. But, considering they had not invented the wheel, those people had it hard. So, take a deep breath and clear your mind. you can't live in the past. All you have is the now.....gfp


Battleborn    Posted 02-10-2005 at 21:52:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lame indeed
Paul.


screaminghollow    Posted 02-10-2005 at 19:25:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cut the crap. As a part Delaware, and amateur archeologist I know full well that the no crime/stealing bit is major BS. The Souix took pride in stealing from other tribes. Bands and tribes went to war against each other in horrible blood feuds. Members of the clan, band or tribe who committed thefts, assaults or murders were beaten, forced to run the gauntlet, banished, and even executed. There may have been fewer possessions to steal and society may have been more egalitarion, but lack of crime, BULL!


Ron/PA    Posted 02-11-2005 at 06:28:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
How can they be so wise, and they still lost the war? Seems to me, had they had the wisdom to sink each ship as it arrived they'd still own Staten Island today.
Guess it's hard to lose.
Ron


Willy-N    Posted 02-10-2005 at 19:30:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
You said it better then I could of. Man allways had crime and took things from the weaker ones even in his own race. That is a fact of life! Mark H.


toolman    Posted 02-10-2005 at 19:55:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
yabut you gotta admit smoke signals look prettier that computer talk.


toolman    Posted 02-10-2005 at 20:10:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
and if they had been all that smart they could of used pot to make them smoke signals and avoided all that warring that was just mentioned.


Maggie    Posted 02-11-2005 at 09:36:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Toolman, not just what the heck do ya think they put in those "peace pipes"? ;)


Ger    Posted 02-11-2005 at 11:56:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
maggie my old friend , that explains alot, like why i always feel like loving them after a party out on the resveration haha, thanks for the chuckle stay safe my friend.


Willy-N    Posted 02-10-2005 at 20:06:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good one and took a lot longer to post a thread with!! From one who lives on the Colville Indian Reservation in Eastern Washington! Mark H.


Holy Smokes!    Posted 02-10-2005 at 19:12:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
We had no written law, no attorneys or politicians, therefore we couldn't cheat.

Now that causes pause...


How true    Posted 02-10-2005 at 19:08:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Looking back I suppose it seems that simple. I wonder how simple it was to govern yourselves at that time? I don't know - I wasn't there.

I do like the concept though ...

We are responsible for ourselves. Good post.

- Peanut


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