Permaculture was developed from watching original peoples and their way of relating to the earth as well as observing nature. In this country, we owe a huge debt to our original ancestors. Mine lived on the East Coast of the U.S., but across the world we live on the development of our kin. Unfortunately our European ancestors decimated our indigenous fore mothers who in many ways kept the new arrivals alive with their natural wisdom. During this Thanksgiving season, instead of buying stuff let’s create rituals of gratitude for those who gave their lives and sometimes their cultures to plant this land.
Here is a collection of Native American Women portraits by Edward Curtis. Amazing the story a gifted artist can tell.