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American Indian Names


A little American Indian boy asked his father, the big chief and
witch Doctor of the tribe, "Papa, why is it that we have long names, while The white men have shorter names like Bill, Tex, Sam...

His father replied, "Look, son,our names represent a symbol, a sign,
or a poem for our culture not like the white men, who live all together
and repeat their names from generation to generation. Also, it is part of
our makeup that in spite of everything, we survive.

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's your brother, Big White Horse of the Prairies, because
he was born on a day that the big white horse who gallops over the
prairies of the world appeared near our camp and is a symbol of our capacity to live and the life force of our people.

It's very simple and easy to understand.

Do you have any other questions, Little Broken Condom Made in China?

Entry #18


justxploringComment by justxploring - October 4, 2007, 2:29 am
Funny. I heard this one back in college, but you cleaned it up! I hope this isn't politically incorrect. My Dad had a silly sense of humor, like slapstick. When I was a little girl watching cowboy & Indian movies he'd tell me we were Indian. I'd say "but Daddy, we're Jewish" and he'd say we were from the Shmohawk tribe and had a reservation at the Fountainebleau on Miami Beach. :-)

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