March 20, 2019

Wolves: Those “Spiritual Brothers” Killed By Native Americans

A brief sharing of emails among friends and colleagues show us historical depictions of how Native Americans killed and used the remains of wolves as a tool for hunting as well as headdress and other useful things.

In a Catlin painting, native Americans hide under wolf pelts to hunt buffalo
This photo cracks me up! Boiled wolf pup? Yum!

And if you Google “native american wolf headdress” you’ll see countless historical examples of how native americans so revered the wolf as their “spiritual brothers” they killed them for pelts, disguises and elaborate headdresses and other functional clothing and costumes.

So just how “spiritual” was that nasty, diseased, canine, killing machine?

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Native Americans say grizzly bear decision violates religion

The Native American plaintiffs argue that trophy hunting for grizzly bears goes against their religious and spiritual beliefs. The lawsuit filed June 30 asks a federal judge to rule that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must consider the Native Americans’ beliefs and consult adequately with them before removing grizzly protections that have been in place since 1975.

“He is our relative. For us Bear Clan members, he is our uncle,” Ben Nuvamsa, a former chairman of the Hopi Tribe in Arizona, said Wednesday. “If that bear is removed, that does impact our ceremonies in that there would not be a being, a religious icon that we would know and recognize.”<<<Read More>>>

Note: Dr. Charles Kay says about this article: “This is all bull[pucky] !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!—————Tell me then, where did all those bear claw necklaces that are mentioned in historical journals and today displayed in museums come from???????———also see my article on Lewis and Clark’s wildlife observations———just about the only place grizzlies were found was in buffer zones between tribes at war—-that is to say, hunting by Native Americans controlled the ABUNDANCE AND DISTRIBUTION of grizzlies in North America—-the idea that native people did NOT hunt bears is totally absurd !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!——–——–Charles

And James Beers writes:

Dr. Charles Kay is 100% right on target.

That said, I would observe all this grizzly bear love BSmythology about wolvestribes helping USFWS stock wolves in defiance of state authorities, and now mandatory incorporation of tribal say-so’s into USFWS “burn and destroy” Listings under the ESA are simply expressions of “partnering” between USFWS bureaucrats, environmental radicals and Tribal governments.

This has many dimensions:

  1. Furthering Tribal claims and precedents and expanding aura of legitimacy both on and OFF Tribal Lands, thus giving Tribal governments increasing authorities in growing segments of rural America is a given attitude among many Tribal members in rural America.

 

  1. Like fish netting, wolf killing, cabin break-ins, fish selling, night shooting and other such law violations going unprosecuted and unpunished throughout much of rural America when involving Tribal members again both on and off Tribal lands by Local, State and federal law “enforcers” from officers to prosecutors and judges; stopping any grizzly bear management or harvest makes attacks on humans and losses to private property more likely and more devastating thus further driving many non-Tribal Americans off the land and out of small towns.

 

  1. This grizzly pagan myth, like Tribal help to USFWS and environmental radicals introducing wolves, and Tribal help to interfere with any wolf and now grizzly control are seen by many Tribal governments as clearly vacating more and more of rural America as livestock production, rural safety, decreased game herds and generally declining economies and Local government authority all suffer as human attacks and depredations increase, rural land values go down and more non-Tribal American rural residents disappear.

 

  1. Much of the reason for this successful legitimizing of Tribal animosities against non-Tribal Americans can be traced to the McCain-Feingold scam law that reputedly “cleaned up and reformed campaign finance” except it exempted Tribal “contributions” (called “lobbying money” when contributed by non-Tribal Americans).  Combine this bit of “special exemption” with all the Casino appeals (Millions of $’s) to US Senators especially to license a casino for this Tribe or that Tribe plus all the Tribal lobbying to NOT grant a license to that Tribe for a Casino that will compete with our Tribe and you have a witches brew of corruption, the Washington “swamp”, angry Tribes, politicians, bureaucrats, and radical environmentalists that all together puts Macbeth’s witches to shame.

 

  1. Federal bureaucrats that envision controlling and/or owning most of rural America; state bureaucrats that seem comfortable with being federal assistants; radical environmentalists that manipulate these bureaucrats like Edgar Bergen manipulated Mortimer Snerd; and University professors that live off of grants are all seen as benign future neighbors by the Tribes since they can push them all around more and more as time goes by.  The grizzlies, like the wolves and “protected” mountain lions, will eventually replace hard-working, innovative and vibrant communities with a few government offices and “law” enforcers aimed only at non-Tribal Americans. Protected and unmanaged Grizzlies, Wolves and Cougars will:

 

–      Kill the dogs of the non-Tribal members,

–      Kill the livestock of the non-Tribal members,

–      Kill the game of the hunters,

–      Destroy the economies of the non-Tribal rural Americans,

–      Cause human deaths and injuries that will make rural life more and more unsustainable, especially for the elderly and the young.

 

  1. As rural America becomes a wasteland of enormous intense destructive fires(due to no timber management); as desirable wildlife disappears (thanks to predators); and as deadly and dangerous wildlife increasingly goes unmanaged (thanks to bad laws and ideologue bureaucrats): the bureaucrats will sit at their desks in this “New Normal” world estimating how long to retirement; the professors will begin wondering why a nation Trillions in debt no longer funds wildlife research for things of no economic or social benefit; the politicians will harvest their millions of unreported lobbying money; non-Tribal Americans will pour millions into the Casinos for Tribes to continue the dissolution of rural America; and radical environmentalists will continue churning out documentaries and magazines full of dire predictions about this and that critter that demand you send them money before it is too late, etc., etc.  While non-Tribal Americans scoff at this, many Tribal communities and governments see this as not only likely, but inevitable.

 

Expanding Tribal Lebensraum (German for – additional territory considered, especially by Nazi Germany, to be necessary for national survival) and exemption from any US law is the Tribal Utopia these pagan animal myths are intended to advance and the radicals, bureaucrats and politicians are only too willing to accept them and use them without question because they believe what makes the Tribes happy will only make them happy by lining their pockets and providing retirement behind walls paid for by lobbying $’s, promotions and bonuses received for chirping these dastardly duets about pagan sacred this and pagan sacred that to advance hidden agendas that are no more than 800# gorillas all around that we all pretend aren’t there.

Now, let me get this straight.  If,

“The Native American plaintiffs argue that trophy hunting for grizzly bears goes against their religious and spiritual beliefs. The lawsuit filed June 30 asks a federal judge to rule that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must consider the Native Americans’ beliefs and consult adequately with them before removing grizzly protections that have been in place since 1975. He is our relative. For us Bear Clan members, he is our uncle,”

Then how come we cannot have a manger scene in a park?  How come you can’t mention the Bible in school?  How come we have all these nutty and Draconian rules barring our religious expression and this agency, and these plaintiffs get all this extra-legal protection???  Somebody call the ACLU (halloo, anyone out there?) and throw the whole pack of them in jail or at least treat them like Judge Moore of Ten Commandments fame or those Right-to-Life folks that exposed the barbarity of Planned Parenthood and were treated worse than many terrorists.

Jim Beers

9 July 2017

Jim Beers is a retired US Fish & Wildlife Service Wildlife Biologist, Special Agent, Refuge Manager, Wetlands Biologist, and Congressional Fellow. He was stationed in North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York City, and Washington DC.  He also served as a US Navy Line Officer in the western Pacific and on Adak, Alaska in the Aleutian Islands.  He has worked for the Utah Fish & Game, Minneapolis Police Department, and as a Security Supervisor in Washington, DC.  He testified three times before Congress; twice regarding the theft by the US Fish & Wildlife Service of $45 to 60 Million from State fish and wildlife funds and once in opposition to expanding Federal Invasive Species authority.  He resides in Eagan, Minnesota with his wife of many decades.

Jim Beers is available to speak or for consulting.

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Evidently Global Warming is Causing More Moose in Connecticut

…Or something.

Ridgefield, Connecticut, where I have heard that at Trick or Treat time, butlers, dressed in black tie and tails, answer the door presenting the greedy little monsters with one-pound Hershey bars on a silver platter, is considering difficulties in what to do with a growing moose population.

Oh, the confusion!

Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive…or maybe it’s partly due to the lack of an honest education and the failure to gain truthful understanding. But, that doesn’t sell copies much.

The Ridgefield Press runs a story that first claims that in history regarding the moose, “the natives killed only what they absolutely needed.” Such conservationist purists those Native Americans were…in our garbage-filled minds. Were these the same conservationist purists natives that ran buffalo over cliffs just for the fun of it? No, I guess there were no buffalo in Connecticut back when, in our ignorant eyes, everything was perfect, meticulously cared for, i.e. the ultimate in “sustainability.” The natives must have called it Agenda 17?

I don’t want to miss the bigger false picture here. Moose are commonly found today in places like Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Idaho, and yes, I’m sure I’ve offended somebody because I didn’t mention their state. In all of those states, we are told that moose are dying due to global warming climate change.

Today, we learned that the Constitution State – Connecticut – has a moose herd numbering 120 and growing. Some of those moose have wandered into the town of Ridgefield.

The article seems to attribute the regrowth of moose in Connecticut to an end of farming and logging. That there are now dense forests in parts of Connecticut, seems to be the reason given that moose are returning – no thought about the actual habitat and whether it is conducive to growing moose. Nope, if there are trees all animals will live and thrive. It’s in a book somewhere.

In just about every state that has moose in them – these are all northern states -, officials say that moose are on the very southern fringe of their range and that because of global warming (they like to hide behind the term climate change now) the moose are dying out and/or moving north to colder climes. In addition, some of these same northern states, in order to take full advantage of free money (wink, wink). research is being conducted on the moose and how winter ticks contribute to their demise. Of course, an upsurge in winter ticks is caused by…you guessed it, global warming climate change.

I suppose that biologists steer clear of any consideration of loss of moose due to predators, because there’s no money in it and they have yet to make a global warming climate change connection between predators and the killing of moose. It will come though. It’s only a matter of time.

Global warming Climate change, we are told, is killing our moose, partly because, we are told, the moose in the Lower 48 are at their southern fringe of existence. The same biologists tell us that the whitetail deer in places like Maine, are at their northern fringe of suitable habitat. Water in a river can’t run in both directions, no more that global warming climate change can be responsible for killing moose, while at the same time not causing the deer herd to thrive. It’s only common sense.

Moose in Connecticut, according to the experts, are far south of their “southern fringe.” According to information in this article, environmentalists drove out all the farmers and put an end to logging, and the result is more moose – apparently with no consideration for global warming climate change.

Now just how can that be?

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Picking and Defining What’s Wild for Purpose

“The notion that America was “wild” when Europeans found it is more than a little racist; it assumes that Indians didn’t act like humans everywhere else did by changing their environment. Native Americans weren’t Ur-hippies taking only photos — or I guess drawings — and leaving only footprints. They cultivated plants, cleared forests with extensive burning to boost the population of desired animals, and otherwise altered the landscape in ways that may have seemed natural to newcomers but were nonetheless profound. As biologist Charles Kay observes, “Native Americans were the ultimate keystone species, and their removal has completely altered ecosystems . . . throughout North America.””<<<Read More>>>
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