Cree saying

Subject: Cree saying
From: John Leonard <>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 1998 09:08:03 +1000
Although I am as interested in the beliefs and sayings of Indigenous people
as anyone you have to be careful, especially about Native American sayings.

Some time around, I think, the 1940s someone was writign a book about Native
Americans and was disappointed that he could find so few sayings of deep
wisdom that he felt sure must have been uttered by them in the course of
dispossession. So he invented sayings by the handful, and many of them found
their way into dictionaries of quotations and, ultimately, on to bumper

So, if possible, research your bumper sticker.

John Leonard

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