I have carried a heavy load on my back ever since I was a boy.
I realized then that we could not hold our own with the white men.
We were like deer. They were like grizzly bears. We had a small
country. Their country was large. We were contented to let things
remain as the Great Spirit Chief made them. They were not, and
would change the rivers and mountains if they did not suit them.
photo ETH: gopher tortoise