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Old 02-10-2013, 07:50 AM   #51
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Figured as much. It's the same with South Africans. People either think we are all black or white with Khaki clothes and lions as pets and they assume we can't speak English properly
I've never owned any Khaki clothes ( those are to make tourist look stupid ), we have game reserves so wild animals don't roam freely and SA has 11 official languages and people from all cultures. Guess that's why we're called the rainbow nation!
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As a child I thought everyone in Africa ate any and all wild animals for their meals. I thought you had to go out and hunt for every meal. Fortunately in the fourth grade we started with social studies and we learned about the geography of the world and people of different nations. I also thought ALL of Africa was just jungle and there were animals hiding ready to jump out at any person nearby and eat them. I had a very scary mental picture of Africa.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:06 AM   #52
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As a child I thought everyone in Africa ate any and all wild animals for their meals. I thought you had to go out and hunt for every meal. Fortunately in the fourth grade we started with social studies and we learned about the geography of the world and people of different nations. I also thought ALL of Africa was just jungle and there were animals hiding ready to jump out at any person nearby and eat them. I had a very scary mental picture of Africa.


Luckily the only chance you have of being eaten by wild animals here is if you jump over fences that have BIG WARNING signs on them. Believe it or not, many rural people get killed when they jump over electric fences into the bush. Lots of poachers in Africa. And one too many people that can't read.

I've learned most of what I know about Americans from you guys on DC and my nephew. He's been to America more than once.

We never did American history in school, only British, French, German, South African and Egyptian history as far as I can remember.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:56 AM   #53
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Luckily the only chance you have of being eaten by wild animals here is if you jump over fences that have BIG WARNING signs on them. Believe it or not, many rural people get killed when they jump over electric fences into the bush. Lots of poachers in Africa. And one too many people that can't read.

I've learned most of what I know about Americans from you guys on DC and my nephew. He's been to America more than once.

We never did American history in school, only British, French, German, South African and Egyptian history as far as I can remember.
When I went to school we had world geography and world history. I also took Ancient History in High School. It started in the fourth grade and continued through the 11th grade. The 12th grade was mostly electives for extra grade points.
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When I went to school we had world geography and world history. I also took Ancient History in High School. It started in the fourth grade and continued through the 11th grade. The 12th grade was mostly electives for extra grade points.
I didn't really care for history in school but now that I'm older I've started enjoying it. Go figure

I did well in school but I've forgotten most of what I've learned
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Luckily the only chance you have of being eaten by wild animals here is if you jump over fences that have BIG WARNING signs on them. Believe it or not, many rural people get killed when they jump over electric fences into the bush. Lots of poachers in Africa. And one too many people that can't read.

I've learned most of what I know about Americans from you guys on DC and my nephew. He's been to America more than once.

We never did American history in school, only British, French, German, South African and Egyptian history as far as I can remember.
About 20 minutes from where I live, every year the Indians from all over New England hold a big Pow Wow at the Topsfield Fair Grounds. The public is invited to attend. We do have cowboys that still ride horses and herd the cattle to different pastures. Then they are shipped off to the slaughter house. Some ranches move their herds with a helicopter or plane. We do have rodeos where they ride bucking horses and mean bulls. Most folks think of cowboys being rough and tough. They are to a degree. But they also hold a contest every year for just cowboys that write love poetry.

I love the beauty of a horse, but they are such stupid animals. Because their eyes are on the side of their heads, they don't see forward and spook very easily.
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About 20 minutes from where I live, every year the Indians from all over New England hold a big Pow Wow at the Topsfield Fair Grounds. The public is invited to attend. We do have cowboys that still ride horses and herd the cattle to different pastures. Then they are shipped off to the slaughter house. Some ranches move their herds with a helicopter or plane. We do have rodeos where they ride bucking horses and mean bulls. Most folks think of cowboys being rough and tough. They are to a degree. But they also hold a contest every year for just cowboys that write love poetry.

I love the beauty of a horse, but they are such stupid animals. Because their eyes are on the side of their heads, they don't see forward and spook very easily.
That sounds like loads of fun! Wish we had more traditional gatherings in SA but people have lost interest.
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Oh, please, have a sense of humor here. I should have said that ma cousine would not look out of place on a reservation, and yes, I have visited several. She simply inherited all of the facial features that we identify with native Americans. She knows it and is proud of it. In our family it would be Iroquois probably. When I was in 8,9,10 grades (three different schools)(military life) I went to school with quite a few and one of my teachers were Navaho. They were just like the rest of us, simply had a distinctive look. As I mentioned, the Cherokee I've known do not look like the Navaho or Hopi, and not like the northeastern. Seminole aren't really a tribe, they are a mix. I certainly didn't mean to insult anyone, certainly not ma cousine.
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