Blog / Why red Indian Names are Long?
Tuesday, 8 May 2007 at 06:14
A little Red Indian boy asked his father, the big chief and witch
doctor of the tribe, "Papa, why is it that we always have long
names,while the white men have shorter names - Bill, Ted or Sam, for
His father replied, "Look, son, our names represent a symbol, a sign,
or a poem for our culture --not like the white men, who repeat their
names from generation to generation. Also, it is part of our makeup
that in spite of everything, we survive.
For example, your sister's name is Small Romantic Moon Over The Lake,
because on the night she was born, there was a beautiful moon
reflected in the lake.
Then there's your brother, Big White Horse of the Prairies, because he
was born on a day that the big white horse who gallops over the
prairies of the world appeared near our camp and is a symbol of our
capacity to live and the life force of our people.
It's very simple and easy to understand.
Do you have any other questions, Little Broken Condom Made in China ?"
Posted by DLCS116 at Thursday, March 01, 200