“If we abandon farms and farmers as we have known them for the last ten thousand years, we abandon our best hope for redefining ourselves as children of Nature and for reclaiming our lost souls, for what other sizable body of people exists in North America with their knowledge? There are only Native people left, who have been speaking to deaf ears since their conquest from five hundred to a hundred years ago. We may at last be ready to listen to them, but the cultural differences – in particular, religion – make it difficult for many non-Natives to hear what it is that Natives are saying. Increasingly we know in our hearts they are right, have been right all along, but we can’t find a way of implementing their knowledge, of blending it with our own beliefs into a workable salvation both for the land and for all of us as a species.”

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