We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
You escape the pity parlor of When Worlds Collide and traverse a space of video screen talking heads and interactive displays with all their buttons being pounded by toddlers. This is "Living Descendants." The ancient Americans' modern relations are regular folks, as well as their ancestors were, and with clothes on, too, the same as you and me. Of course, if they're the same as you and me, why do they need a room in a museum any more than we do? Well, "despite centuries of injustice and oppression, today's "Indigenous peoples strive to sustain their cultural traditions."
You could say the same of the Irish. Being one, I looked for the exit to go find a drink.
As a non-traditional student back in '88 or '89, I was taking an Intro to Anthropology course. I was assigned a paper in which I was to travel to the Field Museum with my class, look at artifacts from culture A, and write a 2000 word paper on some (I've forgotten what) aspect of that culture. The only thing was, there was no real information about the culture related to our line of inquiry. I wrote a 2000 word fiction and received a B+. (Prof said it was a little light on facts, but well written).
Jephnol, off topic. Who wears the pants in your house You or the Mrs? The next time you come home for supper yell out "Woman get me a beer, and then get me my supper "cause tonite I'm goin out to get me my Socom rifle at KTP, and there will be no ifs and ands about it. Let me know how you make out, cause then I'll try it on my ball and chain, oops I mean wife.