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(Syracuse Post-Standard)   Somebody stole a six-foot tall statue of a famous Mohawk chief from a park. How   (syracuse.com) divider line 55
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2012-07-08 05:52:34 PM  
The head just looks...wrong.

\though I'm sure it'll look good when they find it with The Demon's facepaint on it.
 
2012-07-08 06:07:20 PM  
I pity the fool.
 
2012-07-08 06:07:51 PM  
Kawliga!
 
2012-07-08 06:08:15 PM  
i291.photobucket.com

Jerry: Well, a person that gives something and then they're dissatisfied and they wish they had, had never uh...

Winona: ...and?

Jerry: ...give, given it to the person that they originally gave it to.

Winona: You mean like, an Indian giver?!

Jerry: I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with that term.
 
2012-07-08 06:09:19 PM  
Kaw-liga was a wooden Indian standing by the door.
He fell in love with an Indian maiden over in the antique store.
Kaw-liga just stood there and never let it show,
So she could never answer "yes" or "no."

CHORUS:
Poor ol' Kaw-liga, he never got a kiss.
Poor ol' Kaw-liga, he don't know what he missed.
Is it any wonder that his face is red?
Kaw-liga, that poor ol' wooden head.

He always wore his Sunday feathers and held a tomahawk.
The maiden wore her beads and braids and hoped some day he'd talk.
Kaw-liga, too stubborn to ever show a sign,
Because his heart was made of knotty pine.

Kaw-liga was a lonely Indian, never went nowhere.
His heart was set on the Indian maid with the coal black hair.
Kaw-liga just stood there and never let it show,
So she could never answer "yes" or "no."

And then one day a wealthy customer bought the Indian maid,
And took her, oh, so far away, but ol' Kaw-liga stayed.
Kaw-liga just stands there as lonely as can be,
And wishes he was still an old pine tree.
 
2012-07-08 06:12:26 PM  
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/doyahaftaaskifitshot
 
2012-07-08 06:14:54 PM  
Somebody tell Lou to look out front of all the cigar stores in the area.
 
2012-07-08 06:16:21 PM  
An old Indian was sitting in front of the hardware store. Every time a pretty woman passed by, he raised his hand and said, "Chance." One curious woman asked him, "Why is it that whenever a woman walks past, you raise your hand and say 'Chance?' I thought Indians raised their hand and said 'how.'" The old Indian replied, "Me know how. Me hoping for chance!"
 
2012-07-08 06:19:05 PM  

FriarReb98: The head just looks...wrong.

\though I'm sure it'll look good when they find it with The Demon's facepaint on it.


It's.....modern.
 
2012-07-08 06:20:50 PM  
Brant became infamous for the Wyoming Valley massacre of 1778, which he was believed to have led, although he did not participate in the battle; and for the Cherry Valley massacre. During the war, frontier colonists called him "the Monster Brant". Stories of his massacres and atrocities were widely circulated, and added to an American settlers' hatred of Indians that soured relations for 50 years. The colonists called the Indian killings "massacres", but their forces' destruction of Indian villages and populations was seen as part of war. After the war, hostility to Brant in the Mohawk Valley remained high. In 1797, because of threats against him, the governor of New York provided a bodyguard for Brant's travels through the state.
 
2012-07-08 06:23:56 PM  
Scrambled
 
2012-07-08 06:36:24 PM  
Nice, subby
 
2012-07-08 06:40:57 PM  

Dadoody: Kaw-liga...


Hank saw what you did there.
 
2012-07-08 06:44:42 PM  
This hair's gonna get me paid & laid!
 
2012-07-08 06:44:42 PM  

FriarReb98: The head just looks...wrong.


dtdstudios.com
 
2012-07-08 06:46:03 PM  
Lorado Taft's sculpture in Oregon Il, came to be known as 'Blackhawk,' but that wasn't his intention.
 
2012-07-08 06:51:45 PM  
If you are a thief, you suck.....
 
2012-07-08 06:57:21 PM  
The accepted racism continues unabated, you haters, no?
 
2012-07-08 07:01:09 PM  
You'll have to make reservations to see him again.
 
2012-07-08 07:09:36 PM  

Ed Finnerty: FriarReb98: The head just looks...wrong.


What's he pointing at? Why the pointing? Can't he just stand there looking stupendous? Hate statues.
 
2012-07-08 07:12:40 PM  
Yeah. The Mohawk population is really thriving, isn't it?
 
2012-07-08 07:13:48 PM  
They say it isn't something someone can just carry then say it weighs a bit over 200 lbs which many men can carry without much difficulty a fair distance to some other transport or to a wheelbarrow.
 
2012-07-08 07:21:40 PM  

Tyranicle: Ed Finnerty: FriarReb98: The head just looks...wrong.

What's he pointing at? Why the pointing? Can't he just stand there looking stupendous? Hate statues.


He's pointing in the direction of the nearest casino, where white man will pay heap big for all the indignities suffered by the red man.
 
2012-07-08 07:25:22 PM  
I'm looking to make an arrest. You'll go far trooper Mike.
 
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2012-07-08 07:28:10 PM  
Me smell Mohican burning......
 
2012-07-08 07:32:17 PM  
Please see my summation elsewhere, for sentience seems absent here.
 
2012-07-08 07:36:54 PM  
Magua will eat the heart of the guy that stole the statue
 
2012-07-08 07:41:43 PM  
Yeah. The Mohawk population is really thriving, isn't it?

We're not doing too bad thanks. (yep, I'm part Mohawk)
 
2012-07-08 07:43:22 PM  

Oldiron_79: Magua will eat the heart of the guy that stole the statue


Just as quick...
 
2012-07-08 07:44:06 PM  
Magua will eat the heart of the guy that stole the statue

Doubtful, Magua was a fictional Huron chief. Hurons were tradtional enemies of the Iroquis tribes.
 
2012-07-08 07:45:28 PM  
lh5.ggpht.com

Good luck, dude
 
2012-07-08 07:46:05 PM  
The face on the statue is too square. Looks like it was done with a typical warriors scalplock (mohawk) But what's with the pants? Tradtional male Mohawk attire was more kilt like with leggings.
 
2012-07-08 08:05:36 PM  
 
2012-07-08 08:11:03 PM  

Amos Quito: I blame Skull and Bones.


I blame dumb.

Rehuman, now.

Thank you.
 
2012-07-08 08:20:12 PM  
Where, where the hell is Bill?

Maybe he went to get a mohawk
 
2012-07-08 08:28:39 PM  

Indubitably: Amos Quito: I blame Skull and Bones.

I blame dumb.

Rehuman, now.

Thank you.



Right. Prolly wasn't Bonesmen. They prefer the real thing.


/How does one "rehuman" a wooden statue?
 
2012-07-08 08:35:02 PM  
Wanted for questioning:

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2012-07-08 08:35:25 PM  

Tyranicle: Ed Finnerty: FriarReb98: The head just looks...wrong.

What's he pointing at? Why the pointing? Can't he just stand there looking stupendous? Hate statues.


Did you read the article? He's giving the British bad advice on which way to go. Personally, I agree with one of the comments and blame bathsalts.
 
2012-07-08 08:43:35 PM  

SwiftFox: Scrambled


Damn! You do have the greatest memory in the world!
 
2012-07-08 08:52:06 PM  
How?
 
2012-07-08 08:54:45 PM  
Why?
 
2012-07-08 09:04:45 PM  
www.geeksofdoom.com

Hey How Are Ya!! Hey How Are Ya!!
 
2012-07-08 09:19:12 PM  
But who will point the way to Mexico now?
 
2012-07-08 09:32:13 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: Where, where the hell is Bill?

Maybe he went to get a mohawk


A Camper Van Beethoven fan? Nice.
 
2012-07-08 09:34:59 PM  
Now this Mohawk could turn me into a wooden statue. At least part of me, pornstarbabylon.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-07-08 09:51:04 PM  
Picture of the stolen statue:

farm5.static.flickr.com

Portrait of Chief Joseph Brant:

www.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Ugly farking statue remains ugly farking statue.
 
2012-07-08 09:57:59 PM  
HOW?

i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-08 10:16:00 PM  
Not a very good likeness, but it might make a good coat rack.

upload.wikimedia.org
1776 painting by George Romney

upload.wikimedia.org
Charles Wilson Peale portrait, 1797

upload.wikimedia.org
Gilbert Stuart painted in London, 1786

He was one of the most painted and etched celebrities of his day, and has a much higher reputation in Canada, seeing as he was a canny and effective ally for both the French and the British. He had some successes and some failures to be sure, and he seemed to like the rewards and distinctions showered on him by the British and later the Americans, which did not increase his status with rivals or enemies, but all in all he worked to protect the Six Nations and to ensure them land where they could be reasonably free from both British and American domination by dancing a tightrope of politics that was a fit subject for a classical tragedy.

A statue of him stands in Ottawa, Ontario, among the 14 "Valiants" of Canadian history along with Frontenac, d'Iberville, Laura Secord, etc.:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Thayendanegea_%28Joseph_Brant%29_st a tue.jpg
http://www.valiants.ca/English/The%20Valiants.htm

Canadians, like the British and the French, admire a valiant underdog and some of our "heroes" are men like Joseph Brant or Louis Riel, who would be villified in other countries with less complicated and more jingoist relationships to victory, defeat, glory, and freedom.

He wasn't a "terrorist". He was a Freedom Fighter, trying to make room for his people between the Old and the New Imperial Powers.

And he wasn't a Monster, he was a "celebrity".

Yeah, we know, he's red.

His sister, Molly Brant, was the real power in the family. The Iroquois were not only matrilinear but they were formed a Council of Old Women who had tremendous political influence except in the actual fighting of wars. It was the matrons of the six nations who decided to divide the people between the British and the American lands, thus hedging against future political disasters, but this cautious hedging was very close to what Joseph Brant and Molly Brant were attempting. They knew what resources they had to save their people, and what they didn't have and thus couldn't bring to bear on their aims, and they did their best to cut their coats according to their cloth.

As Wikipedia notes: "He was named Thayendanegea, which in the Mohawk language can mean "two wagers (sticks) bound together for strength", or possibly "he who places two bets."

It would take a great tragic poet to do justice to Joseph and Molly Brant's tumultuous lives and times. In the end, though, the Six Nations, the former Iroquois Confederacy, (they were formerly seven, but the Mohicans, as you know, do not survive as a nation today) survived against all odds and all comers in both Canada and the United States with many of them still making a reputation in war and in peace.
 
2012-07-08 10:29:37 PM  
How?

Here's how they did it in my neck of the woods.
 
2012-07-09 12:57:49 AM  

Fano: [lh5.ggpht.com image 288x155]

Good luck, dude


Came for this.

Leaving, Scalped.
 
2012-07-09 05:14:53 AM  
It would take a great tragic poet to do justice to Joseph and Molly Brant's tumultuous lives and times. In the end, though, the Six Nations, the former Iroquois Confederacy, (they were formerly seven, but the Mohicans, as you know, do not survive as a nation today)

The general term "Mohican" has been used to refer not only to the Mahicans and their kin the Wappingers, but also to six or seven other Indian tribes lumped together as Mohegans by early colonists. The confusion between these eastern tribes was worsened by James Fenimore Cooper's book "Last of the Mohicans," which incorrectly merged the Mahicans and Mohegans into a single, extinct Mohican tribe. In reality the Mahicans and Mohegans have never been the same tribe, and neither group is extinct. (Cooper may have been thinking of the Wappingers, who really had been destroyed as a distinct people by the time he wrote his book--the survivors were mostly absorbed into the Mahican tribe, where their descendents remain today.) The similarity between their names is due to coincidence and European mispronunciation--"Mahican" comes from the word Muheconneok, "from the waters that are never still" (the Hudson River), and "Mohegan" comes from the word Mahiingan, "wolf." Today there are about 3000 Mahican Indians in Wisconsin, where they were forced to emigrate, and many Mahican descendents scattered throughout New England.

The Mahicans, or Mohicans, were original natives of what is now New York state, along the banks of the Hudson River. Like most Indian tribes of New England, the Mohicans were devastated by warfare and European diseases during the early colonial period, then forced to leave their homelands by Dutch and British expansion. Some Mohicans sought refuge with neighboring tribes, including the Lenape and the Iroquois, but most resettled in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where they came to be known as the Stockbridge Indian tribe. Soon the Stockbridge Mohicans were deported once again to Wisconsin, where they joined the Munsee Indians on a jointly held reservation. The Munsee and Mohican tribes remain together there to this day.

My hubby would be very amused to know he doesn't exist. And for the record, Mohicans are part of the Algonquin tribes not the Iroquois.
 
2012-07-09 06:33:39 AM  
t would take a great tragic poet to do justice to Joseph and Molly Brant's tumultuous lives and times. In the end, though, the Six Nations, the former Iroquois Confederacy, (they were formerly seven, but the Mohicans, as you know, do not survive as a nation today)


Oh, I forgot to mention. The Iroquois Confederacy formed around 1142, although some white guy insists it was formed about 1450. When it formed it was 5 nations; Mohawk, Oneida, Onandaga, Cayuga, and Seneca. In 1722, the Tuscarora joined the confederacy and from then on the group was known as the 6 Nations. It NEVER ever had 7 member nations. And as I said before, Mohicans were Algonquin not Iroquois.
 
2012-07-09 07:40:31 AM  

HoneyDog: Magua will eat the heart of the guy that stole the statue

Doubtful, Magua was a fictional Huron chief. Hurons were tradtional enemies of the Iroquis tribes.


Yep. He was *DISGUISED* as a Mohawk.
 
2012-07-09 06:52:05 PM  
dittybopper

HoneyDog: Magua will eat the heart of the guy that stole the statue

Doubtful, Magua was a fictional Huron chief. Hurons were tradtional enemies of the Iroquis tribes.

Yep. He was *DISGUISED* as a Mohawk.


Yeah, right. If that is the fiction you want to con yourself with.
 
2012-07-10 07:10:27 PM  
Headline joke still hurts.

P.S. Who finds this funny? Little minds.

;(
 
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