We left Los Wages, Nevada on Sunday with nothing to do until Thursday. As tourists, we enjoyed the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest. Or maybe it was the painted forest and the petrified desert. Either way, it looked like the surface of one of the moons of Jupiter.
Then we went to Zuni, New Mexico which looked like the wrong side of the tracks on one of the moons of Jupiter. I’m not wise enough to know what our national policy should be regarding Native Americans, but I do know that the current policy is not working. The U.S. joined the rest of the world in condemning South Africa for their proposal to establish “homelands” for their indigenous people. But that is exactly what our reservations are. This is too big an issue for a short blog on my Pot Thief tour, but I think we need to rethink the reservation system