What's on your Mind Thread - 2023

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susanm9006

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Yes, they were in the outhouse but not used as TP. They were there just to pass the time and keep your mind off all the nasties that were in there with you.
We had a single outhouse but the neighbors had a double seater. If we needed the outhouse during the day us kids always went in with a partner and held hands as we sat. Reasoning was that if one started to fall in the other could pull them out. We children had many tales about kids falling through that we scared each other with.
 

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I probably would have refused to "go" if snakes had been an issue that far north. :lol:
Same! Roughing it = you "go" in the woods!
A few years ago there was some very twisted man who had placed a camera in the outhouse style women's restroom at a local park. Luckily, they caught him.
 

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Is anybody on here Native American? Can we still say Indian Reservation or is it called Native American Reservation? I never know what to call it anymore. But I love going out there, they have all kinds of fun restaurants & coffee shops.
 

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Is anybody on here Native American? Can we still say Indian Reservation or is it called Native American Reservation? I never know what to call it anymore. But I love going out there, they have all kinds of fun restaurants & coffee shops.
I think it depends on how politically correct the natives are and how butt hurt they may get.
Personally, if you want to call me Injun or Red Skin..I don't care. BUT, I am comfortable with all you so it won't bother me. I also think the only reason we are now Native American and not Indian is so people can tell the difference between us and people from India.

If you're not sure, just call it the Rez. (Unless you're talking about the Nav Nation, they are a little picky about that one)

Edit: If you don't feel comfortable with calling it the Rez, then use the term Tribal Land.
 

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Not sure what you mean by 'that far north'. Snakes are everywhere (except Ireland or Antarctica)
According to google there is only one venemous snake in the area where my family had a camp. In all our years running through the woods there I do not ever remember seeing a single snake. We saw plenty of other critters and some family even saw a bear once. But no snakes or poisonous spiders.

I miss those carefree days (outhouse use excluded of course ;)). One of my cousins (on the other side of my family) bought a camp in a different area right on a lakefront. Its WAY fancier than what we had as kids! Its not in the mountains so it feels different. But it is still a nice change of pace and a good place for family to gather. I just can’t get over the idea of watching tv there. It seems wrong.:lol: (I guess we did watch the Olympics one year at camp via antenna! 🤫)
 

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Yes! That's what I always call it, the Rez. It's got several names, so it's confusing. It's the Mohawk nation, branch of the Iroquois I guess.
 
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I call myself part American Indian and do not usually get offended by what people call me, the Atlanta Braves, etc. I did get mad once and asked someone, "Is that what you said when you were marching my people down the Trail of Tears?" I can't remember or imagine how that came up.

We do have poisonous snakes here. The man that cuts our grass found a copperhead in our carport not long ago.

And I have so many things on my mind right now that I would have to write a book!

I still want a dog, but it must be cat friendly and housebroken. Occasional accidents are expected. I just know nothing about this crate training business.

I am stressed that COVID has made a strong comeback at my job.

I am stressed about federal jury duty. I am not out of the woods for that yet.

And I am stressed about taking an epidural injection for back pain. Well, not so much stressed but terrified.
 

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Yes, the explorer made a mistake and thought they were Indians from India? So now we have this confusion. But I've been calling them Indians for so many years, it's hard to change now. But that's terrible that their people were called the wrong name for so many years! Anyway, they have 3 Tim Hortons out there all on the same street, The Rez is one big long street. So I'll take a drive out Friday & hit at least 2 of them for cappuccino. Yay!
 

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I call myself part American Indian and do not usually get offended by what people call me, the Atlanta Braves, etc. I did get mad once and asked someone, "Is that what you said when you were marching my people down the Trail of Tears?" I can't remember or imagine how that came up.
Curious...which tribe?
I'm half Miccosukee Seminole. My mom was born and raised on tribal land (Miccosukee were not part of the Rez) but I'm a desert rat. I always wanted to go and see the native culture in Florida...but the heat and bugs....I don't know.
 

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Yes, the explorer made a mistake and thought they were Indians from India? So now we have this confusion. But I've been calling them Indians for so many years, it's hard to change now. But that's terrible that their people were called the wrong name for so many years! Anyway, they have 3 Tim Hortons out there all on the same street, The Rez is one big long street. So I'll take a drive out Friday & hit at least 2 of them for cappuccino. Yay!
The phrase used most often now is ”Indigenous”. My father was about 25% mix of Native (Brothertown of New York) and African American but he lived and worked most of the time as part of the Native community. He mostly said “Indian people” but times and terminology has changed.
 

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he phrase used most often now is ”Indigenous”.
Maybe it differs in different parts of the Country. Myself and all my Indian friends call ourselves either Indian or Native. My son has friends on the Rez in one of the Dakota's (don't remember which), so west of the Rockies.
Maybe different in the East.
 

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I think it is different depending on location and age. The father of a woman I know just called himself an Indian. He has since passed but would be in his 80s now I believe. He had the stereotypical look of an Indian/Native and spent his time educating people (but especially children) at festivals and schools that would invite him to speak. He always brought things the kids could hold and touch. I’ve not met many people with a spirit as gentle as his was.
 

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I think it is different depending on location and age. The father of a woman I know just called himself an Indian. He has since passed but would be in his 80s now I believe. He had the stereotypical look of an Indian/Native and spent his time educating people (but especially children) at festivals and schools that would invite him to speak. He always brought things the kids could hold and touch. I’ve not met many people with a spirit as gentle as his was.
You and others were very lucky to have known him. He sounds wonderful.
 
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