"The original instructions direct that we who walk about on the Earth are to express a great respect..."
Circa 1975
22.62 in HIGH x 17.62 in WIDE
(57.47 cm HIGH x 44.77 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

In the bottom right corner is a union label for International Workers of the World I.U. 450, Glad Day Press. Along the bottom center is "Additional copies of this poster are now available from Akwesasne Notes. Thanks to KAHONHES (John Fadden) for artwork. A series of posters reproduced from the centerfold of Akwesasne Notes are available on heavy paper. A full listing is on the resource pages of every issure of Akwesasne Notes. Add 25cents for shipping in a cardboard mailing tube. Order from Akeesasne Notes, Mohawk Nation, via Rooseveltown, N.Y."

Poster consists of red print on brown paper. Full page image within a curlicue border depicts a North American Indian male standing in the smoke of a fire with three Indians from the past tilling the ground in front of a long house on the left and three Indians of the present working the land in front of a modern log building on the right side with the sun in the middle above them all. Text on the upper left side reads "The original instructions direct that we who walk about on Earth are to express a great respect, and affection, and a gratitude toward all the spirits which create and support life. We give a greetings and thanksgiving to the many supporters of our own lives...the corn, beans, squash, the winds, the sun. When people cease to respect and express gratitude for these many things, then all life will be destroyed, and human life on this planet will come to an end..."

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