Monday, August 21, 2006

Yet another Washington road project Viaduct: Cost not the only caution
They were expert basket makers. They were constructors of beautiful longhouses. They were skilled and patient fishermen who respected their food source and knew not to take too much. They were homeschoolers and storytellers, and they could make canoes without anything from True Value.

They were here long, long before the Dennys came around town shopping.

They were the ancient original habitants of what is now Seattle, and there is speculation that their remains are beneath the Jell-O-like soils that lie on top of Elliott Bay and downtown Seattle.

It's actually an opinion piece by some singer in a local band. It does, however, demonstrate that the myth of the ecologically correct Native American is alive and well among the populace.