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The old Cherokee chief sat in his Reservation hut, smoking the ceremonial pipe, eyeing the two US government officials sent to interview him.

"Chief Two Eagles," one official began, "you have observed the white man formany generations, you have seen his wars and his products, you have seen all his progress, and all his problems."

The chief nodded.

The official continued, "Considering recent events, what is your opinion towards the white man?"

The chief stared at the government officials for over a minute. Calmly he replied, "When white man came to this land, Indians were running it. No tax. No debt. Much buffalo and beaver. Women did most of the work. Medicine man free. Our men hunted and fished all the time".

The government officials sat there, speechless...

Then chief smiled, and quietly added, "White man dumb enough to think he could improve on that."

-- Anonymous, February 07, 2002


Carl, good one. LOL Blessings, David

-- Anonymous, February 08, 2002

Thought you might get a chuckle out of that. Heard this one?

The new chief stood before his Indian tribe in Minnesota and asked if there were any questions.

"Chief," asked one concerned Indian, "will this winter be a cold winter?"

The new chief, a young man, did not know what to say but knew he was expected to know the answer so he responded "It will be a cold winter. Go out and gather lots of firewood."

Then, next day, covering his bases, he called the Weather Bureau and asked "What kind of winter can we expect?" The reply was "It will be a cold winter." Satisfied, the chief mulled this for a week but then became uncertain and again called the weather bureau and asked "How cold will this winter be?" and was told "It will be a v-e-r-y cold winter."

He assembled the tribe again, again told them it would be a very cold winter and ordered them to find even more firewood.

And next day, he called the Weather Bureau again, asked the weather question and was told the winter would be harsh.

In another week, he assembled the tribe again and announced "Go out and collect even more firewood. It will be a very, very cold winter."

Finally, the chief, still anxious, called the Weather Bureau again and once more posed the question. "It will be a very, very, very cold winter," he was told.

"Thanks," said the chief. "but are you sure?"

"Absolutely," said the guy at the weather bureau.

"Positively?" asked the chief. "How can you be so certain?"

"Because," said the Weather Bureau man, "the Indians are all gathering firewood like crazy."

-- Anonymous, February 08, 2002

both are hilarious!

That first one, though, is telling...

-- Anonymous, February 08, 2002

Barefoot, you're just jealous!

-- Anonymous, February 08, 2002

Question: What's the latest white wine?

Answer: "I want a casino, too!"

-- Anonymous, February 08, 2002

Another favorite of mine... A Cheyenne guy went to Chinatown in San Francisco. While there he found a bronze rat at a thrift store. "How much do you want for the rat" he asked. "$3 for the rat and $1000 for the story that goes with it" said the shopkeeper. "Just give me the rat," the Cheyenne said, and then he left with it. As he walked down the street he noticed a couple of rats following him. As he walked further, more and more rats started chasing him. By the time he got to the bay, there were thousands of rats chasing him. So he climbed up a pole and threw the bronze rat into the water. To his amazement, all the rats jumped into the water.

The Cheyenne then returned to the thrift store. "Ahh" the china man said. "Now you would like to hear the story?"

"No" said the Cheyenne, "I just came back to see if you had any bronze white men!"

-- Anonymous, February 08, 2002

Vegetarian - - - Old Native American word for lousy hunter.

-- Anonymous, February 08, 2002


-- Anonymous, February 10, 2002

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