The Spider Project

The Ozone Hole, 1979-91

The Brule Sioux mythological "spider man", Iktome, in a 19th century folktale warns of the coming of the white man, Wasichu:

"This new man is not wise, but he is very clever... you shall know him as Washi-man, steal-all, or better by the name of fat-taker, Wasichu, because he will take the fat of the land...He will steal the air...This man will lie. He cannot speak the truth.... He will bring four things: wicocuye - sickness; wawoya - hate; wawiwagele - prejudice; waunshilap-sni - pitilessness." 20

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