The Wintu Tribe

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and pinenuts. We don’t chop down the trees. We only use dead wood. But the white people plow up the ground, pull down the trees, kill everything. ...The spirit of the land hates them...How can the spirit of the earth like the white man?...Everywhere the white man has touched it, it is sore.” --old holy woman of the Wintu Tribe. The native americans of the east coast met the new 10th and 17th century visitors from Europe with enthusiasm. They regarded these bearded white men as storage but were delighted with the steel knives, mirrors, copper kettles, and other intriguing novelties. The indigenous tribes were more than accommodating and hospitable. without their aid, the first waves of settlers would not have survived in the land they knew
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