Daily Draw: Native American Tarot ~ 6 of Coins
Both Canada and the US outlawed our North Coast Indian tribes potlatch gatherings in the late 1800's, where the wealth of the few was freely gifted and redistributed to the all with the resulting assurance that everyone had food and blankets to survive the winter and tribal positions were strengthened.
I'm reminded by this card, again, of old white men who can't conceive of any society except a self-nest-feathering one in which communal principles be dammed. The missionaries who did everything they could to destroy the ancient cultures by forcing assimilation have much to answer for.
"The ideal of a single civilization for everyone, implicit in the cult of progress and technique, impoverishes and mutilates." ~ Octavio Paz 1914-1998
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