I wonder if the designers of this deck have ever spent time on an American Indian Reservation that wasn't in a bright shiny casino. I grew up with children from the Queets, Quinault, Chehalis, Quileute, and Hoh Indian tribes, and have been on reservations many times.
I'm reminded by this card and it's fortune cookie fortune, not reversed mind you, Native Americans struck me as an odd choice to use for Diamonds/Coins. While closer to the earth in heart and spirit than any hedge witch wannabe, there are few reservation indians that have or seem to want or value much in the way of material riches. On the other hand, if this is a honest prediction I'll take all the money I can lay my hands on...just so I can afford to spend more time in earth based pursuits and riches.
"Gordy gave me this book by a Russian dude named Tolstoy, who wrote: "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."
Well, I hate to argue with a Russian genius, but Tolstoy didn't know Indians. And he didn't know that all Indian families are unhappy for the same exact reason: the fricking booze.Yep, so let me pour a drink for Tolstoy and let him think hard about the true definition of unhappy families. (27.11-27.12)" ~ Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian