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Started by Cassia, August 27, 2022, 01:59:42 PM

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Luther Martini

Quote from: Shiranu on October 10, 2022, 06:33:10 PMYep, this map actually showed me several places I've been to all my life that apparently are named after Indigenous tribes.


Same here.  For example, I never knew that Waco (aka Jerusalem on the Brazos) was actually the name of an indigenous tribe.  But then, I never spent any time there, just drove through many times.  The overall Baptistness of the place was a natural repellent that made me want to get out of there as soon as I could.
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Shiranu

Quote from: Luther Martini on October 11, 2022, 08:03:17 AMSame here.  For example, I never knew that Waco (aka Jerusalem on the Brazos) was actually the name of an indigenous tribe.  But then, I never spent any time there, just drove through many times.  The overall Baptistness of the place was a natural repellent that made me want to get out of there as soon as I could.
Drove through Waco just a week ago, that was the big one that caught my attention.

It's... indeed very religious, even for Texas. Not a coincidence that a religious cult that had a stand-off with the FBI took place there of all places.

All the evils that men cause to each other because of certain desires, or opinions or religious principles, are rooted in ignorance. [All hatred would come to an end] when the earth was flooded with the knowledge of God. - Moses Ben Maimon

Cassia

In front of our house is 1/2 acre of virgin, old-growth forest. We are not allowed to mess with it, as if we ever would. There is this ancient dead, live-oak tree with a five-foot diameter trunk in there. It takes a ghastly form now. There is a rabbit hole at its base and a hollowed-out owl place above my head.  I understand it can take centuries to grow that large.

I wonder, did a weary Native hang up his bow or net on a branch and rest against that then-young oak? Was it a landmark for them in their travels? Did they listen the owl hoot at 3 AM like I do?