Two cowboys came upon an Indian who was lying on his stomach with his ear to the ground.
One of the cowboys stopped and said to the other, “You see that Indian over there?”
“Yeah”, the other cowboy replied.
“Look”, the first cowboy said, “he’s listening to the ground. He can hear things for miles in any direction”.
“Is that right?” the other cowboy questioned.
Just then the Indian looked up at them.
“Covered wagon”, he said. “It’s about two miles away. Have two horses, one brown, one white. Man, woman, child, household effects in wagon”.
“That’s incredible!” the first cowboy said to his friend. “This Indian knows how far away they are, how many horses, what color they are, who is in the wagon and what is in the wagon. Absolutely amazing!”
The Indian looked up again and said, “Ran over me about an half hour ago”.
Like you too probably, I can remember playing “Cowboys and Indians” growing up and it was great fun. But these days it’s not politically correct is it. However, “Cowboys and Native Americans” doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, does it.
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