An old Indian chief sat in his hut on the
reservation, smoking a ceremonial pipe and eyeing two U.S. government officials sent to
Eagles" asked one official, "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'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
the work, medicine man free, Indian man spent 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.