Native American Wisdom
Enjoy American Indian wisdom and Native American philosophy and beliefs here at TheWildWest.org. For generation after generation, the American Indians who inhabited the North American continent were different in many ways, and the same in others. While not alike in tradition, ceremony, language or lifestyle, they did seem to share a reverence for the earth and all things in nature. Three centuries ago, however, Europeans who arrived in the Americas saw things differently. While American Indians sought to be part of the beauty and wild around them, European cultures saw these same gifts as things to conquer, tame and ultimately own. As Western civilization reflects on the ways of the world, it has finally come to a realization that perhaps the American Indian way of thinking might have been the better path. For thousands of years Native Americans maintained an ecological and social balance undone in a fraction of the time. For many years their philosophies and common sense beliefs were not heard because no one was listening.