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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

The Plains Indians have all the kewl names

My Pueblo Indian co-worker's sister married an Indian from Montana. After the wedding in New Mexico they moved to the reservation he was from. With them came her children by another marriage.

On the first day of school her small daughter was asked to stand in a circle with the other Indian kids. Each child took turns saying his or her name. All the plains Indian kids had names like, John Little Wolf and Mary Two Arrows.

My friend's niece has a Spanish last name. She decided her Spanish last name was not cool at all. She was became increasingly jealous as she got closer to having to say her name.

When the teacher finally got to her, she said proudly, "Anna Silver Tooth!"

She does have a silver front tooth.


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