“We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” ~ Native American Proverb
This quote was used as the epigraph to the documentary “Tar Creek.” I just watched this fine, poignant documentary this afternoon.
Tar Creek is a creek running through lead mining country in the far northeastern corner of Oklahoma. There are hills and mountains of chet, the heavy-metal laden gravel residue of the mining over decades.
Quotation verified through use of indigenouspeople.net, accessed October 12, 2010.
True and profound. Thanks for the reminder!!
You might want to let your children know about this quotation AFTER they all reach 18!!