An Indian chief sat in his home on the reservation, smoking a Ceremonial pipe and eyeing two U.S. government officials sent to interview him.
"Chief Two Eagles" asked one official, "You have observed the white man for 90 years. You've seen his wars and his technological advances. You've seen his progress, and the damage he's done."
The Chief nodded in agreement.
The official continued, "Considering all these events, in your opinion, where did the white man go wrong?"
The Chief stared at the government officials for
over a minute and then calmly replied, "When the white man
found the land, Indians were running it. There were
Plenty of buffalo,
Plenty of beaver,
Women did all the work,
Indian men spent all day hunting and fishing,
Then the chief leaned back and smiled ... "Only a white man is dumb enough to think he could improve system like that."