July 16th, 2008

crane

Two Things For Me to Remember

"Nothing lives long, only the earth and the mountains." -- White Antelope

Which makes all this carving of images into mountains something haunting, or, perhaps, mildly more understandable. The Lakota elders were the ones that asked for the carving to be done.

The other was the fact that in Deadwood, which was created for gold mining, the Chinese that came were not allowed to have any mining claims, so could not get in on the principle reason for the rush. They could "only" to peripheral things, and made a good living at importing expensive goods for the rich there along with the other usual stuff. Deadwood had a really large Chinatown. That bemused me.