Moving Done, “Native” Americans

Finished up the moving, got everything in the new house, in boxes and stacked around everywhere. Yesterday I got the computer up and finally got the cable installed for the TV. I didn’t miss the TV, I’m not much of a TV person. TV is pretty much a vast cultural wasteland, not unlike New Jersey (joke). I pretty much use it for background noise, while I’m web surfing or such…

A mile of so east of the new house is the site of an ancient Native American village that was lived in and abandoned before any white folks stepped onto the continent. There’s a big field and huge grassy mounds, some with a ring of trees on top. They had to close off the biggest mound to tourists, there was a lot of snake and spider bites to be had up there. I guess the old chief’s spirit didn’t appreciate being walked on…

Last month they had “Native American Days” in a field adjacent to the archeological site. Got to watch Native American dance their traditional native dances to the sound of traditional Indian chants and drums being blasted through amplifiers. Also got to appreciate the traditional native costumes, some of which were festooned with neon orange ostrich feathers, CD discs, bicycle reflectors and shiny polyvinyl plastic streamers.

I really love to see the old traditional stuff. Real freaking traditional.

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