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Native Man in Garrett County page 12


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AFTER TWO CENTURIES OF WHITE MAN OCCUPANCY

The location of these camp sites indicates that every acre of forest and glade, every water-course in Garrett County was occupied by the native man over a stretch of forty-five centuries. These camps were either at the union of streams, or beside a gushing spring. Today, after two centuries of European man's displacement of the native man, the forests have been dwarfed, the land is being stripped, much of the plant, animal and fish life has become extinct. "Civilized" people are making frenetic progress in reducing this undefiled, endless bounty into a junk heap surrounded by uninhabitable polluted streams. Our "civilized" people still refer to the native man as a savage. Would it not be more accurate to label the white man as "savage" in his rapacious destruction of our natural resources? What is more the schools throughout the country educate the skills of the mind, withdrawing human life from a love, and knowledge of habitable and aesthetic use of the soil. The contrast between the white man's ignorance of the land and the instinctive and experiential knowledge of native man is colossal. The white man's focus on nature, in terms of scientific study, is primarily that of exploitation. Unless education in the conservation of our natural resources becomes the center of our culture posterity will be heir to a wasteland.

ONE NATIVE NAME IS REMEMBERED

Across the centuries one native person's name is remembered of the untold thousands that lived along the Youghiogheny. She was an




ID:
gctg019

Creator:
Rev. J. C. Breuninger

Date:
Summer 1963

Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
22 x 15 cms

Contributor:
Editor: Felix G. Robinson

Subject:
Maryland, History

Coverage:
Western Maryland, 1750-1963

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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