RE: NANFA-- Native Americans and Darters!

Jay DeLong (
Sat, 30 Mar 2002 23:00:08 -0800

> Native Americans, as most of us know, seemed to have had such a
> spiritual
> connection with the land that sustained them. They spent a lot of
> time near
> rivers and streams. Their clothing was inspired so much by the natural
> world surrounding them, and in my opinion, some of the clothing
> even seems
> to remind me of the interesting colors and patterns of which
> many Darters
> boast on their bodies. Is it possible their is some connection???.....

I'd say there probably wasn't any connection unless you're thinking of
something specific. If darters had such an impact on their dress don't you
think we'd have seen more evidence of darters in their customs and
religions? (And colorful birds would have been around that water, too, and
more visible.) :-)

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
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