Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Peoples Native to our Land

Sharing and civility among the Pilgrims and Native Americans made the very first feast of Thanksgiving quite special, I am certain.

No tribute to the holiday would be complete without mentioning the life-saving aid given the new settlers. However we view the New World intrusion of Europeans, it's good to note that there was a moment in time when respect for the ways of others was acknowledged and appreciated. Good to remember.

One of my favorite Native American depictions - they're just so cute! - is of two babies in photos I discovered displayed in an Ashcroft Ghost Town building, several miles from Aspen, in the glorious Rocky Mountains.



Momentary Madness said...

Babes in a shoe.

Cherie said...

Yep. They look like snowshoes.

tshsmom said...

I've always found it sad that the natives doomed themselves by teaching Europeans how to survive here.

Those pictures are adorable!

Cherie said...

Tshs: Such a world, huh.

Sandy said...

This picture is soooo cute.

I too hate the stories of when the Europeans came over. The stories are painful. Shows how adaptable we are though even with all of our flaws.

Cherie said...

Sandy: Adaptable is right! Glad you liked the photo, too.