Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Native American names

A little Native American boy asked his father, the Big Chief of the tribe: "Father, why is it that we always have long names, whilst the white men have short names; like Bill, Tex or Sam?"

"My son", replied his father, "Our names represent a symbol, a sign, or a poem in our culture; not like the white men who live all together and merely repeat their names from generation to generation”.

“For example, your sister's name is ‘Small Romantic Moon Over The Lake’ because on the night she was born, there was a beautiful moon reflected in the lake”.

“Then there is your brother, ‘White Horse of the Prairies’ because he was born on a day when the big white horse who gallops over the prairies, appeared near our camp and is a symbol of our capacity to live and of the life force of our people”.

“It's really very simple and easy to understand”.

“Do you have any other questions for me, Little Broken Condom Made In China?"

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