Robert "Two Eagles" Green of the (reorganised) Patawomeck Native American tribe is widely quoted with a joked about progress:
- Where the white man went wrong, Examiner, 2012
“Indian Chief, “Two Eagles,” was asked by a white government official, “You have observed the white man for 90 years. You’ve seen his wars and his technological advances. You’ve seen his progress, and the damage he’s done.”
The Chief nodded in agreement.
The official continued, “Considering all these events, in your opinion, where did the white man go wrong?”
The Chief stared at the government official for over a minute and then calmly replied. “When white man find land, Indians running it. No taxes, No debt, Plenty buffalo, Plenty beaver, Clean Water; Women did all the work, Medicine man free. Indian man spend all day hunting and fishing; All night having sex.”
Then the chief leaned back and smiled. “Only white man dumb enough to think he can improve system like that.”
examiner.com mentions that
Even though Two Eagles was well known enough to be interviewed for a 2005 movie, "The New World" and for the “Conversations with Crazy Horse” web book and audio book combo, no biographies for this chief exist online.
Is this a genuine quote from Two Eagles?