Old Abandoned Barn Study


We know our lands have now become more valuable. The white people think we do not know their value; but we know that the land is everlasting, and the few goods we receive for it are soon worn out and gone.Canassatego

The great reverence Native Americans had for trees, mountains, water bodies, and even the animals they killed for food, protected the world around them from exploitation. It also helped subsequent generations to continue with their traditional way of life.

When the foreign explorers showed up they started chopping down the trees for lumber making the protection of forests for the animals disappear.  Trees were a reliable source of food to many Native American tribes. While berries and other fruit were seasonal, pines, pecans, walnuts and other nut trees provided year-round nutrition.  This began to dwindle as well and a new era of farming began.

When you look at an old barn be reminded that it’s history started long before it was massacred with an axe.



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