[lit-ideas] Re: Long Live the Evolution

  • From: Robert.Paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Robert Paul)
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: 04 May 2004 09:39:56 PDT

Torgeir: Did the Europeans "assimilate" to the prevalent lifestyle when they
arrived in America?

A.A. : Absolutely.  That's the whole point, that they became Americans in their
new home in which they planned to stay, rather than fantasizing about returning
to the old country.

RP: That is why they still hunt buffalo on the plains, build pueblos in the
Southwest, fish for salmon ifrom the banks of the rivers in the Northwest, go to
sea in whaling canoes along the coast, and hold potlatches to establish social
standing. (Well, maybe they do do that last bit.)

Robert Paul
Reed College
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