A local Indian said, man walks as far as he can, plants a flag and claims everything from there back to his home country as belonging to his king. Why does he do that? It means nothing to me.
Indians believed in ownership.
Oh that settles it.
Can you tell us about Indians and their attitudes towards ownership? Or material goods and such?
He was Lakota, but I can’t tell you there entire history and culture.
I wound up thinking about Indians a bunch last night.
What all of us need to remember is that with something like this, definitions are critically important.
Which Indians, during what period in their history, etc.
Seems to me of course Indians had a sense of ownership, even hierarchy, and accumulating “wealth” and power among the elite and all that jazz.
yet, there is a fundamental difference between western sense of ownership and that which more simple Earth bound peoples possessed.
The history of western exploration, expansion, colonization is mind boggling ... recently been getting more familiar with SALT and all its glorious aspects and here I run out of time . . . later.