"...We were happy when he first came..."
Circa 1975
22.50 in HIGH x 17.50 in WIDE
(57.15 cm HIGH x 44.45 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Bottom margin has Glad Day Press union label and New York address in left corner and "This poster is one of a series published by Akwesasne Notes. Reprints on heavy poster paper of this poster, or any in the set, are available from / Akwesasne Notes, Mohawk Nation, via Rooseveltown, NY 13683, They cost 50c each or 3 for $1, postpaid. Add 50c if mailing tube is desired for shipment. " in blue ink.

This poster has a white margin and thin, blue border around the outer edge. Another thinner, blue border encloses a sepia toned photograph of a Native American with long braids over each shoulder, a feather attached to the braids, and several necklaces. This image covers the top 2/3 of the poster. A quote in large, blue text in the bottom third reads "'?We were happy when he first came. We first thought he came from / the light; but he comes like the disk of evening now, not like the dawn of morning. He comes like a day that has passed, and the night enters / our future with him. / His laws never gave us a blade, nor a tree, nor a duck, nor a grouse, nor a trout?How often does he come? You know, he comes as long / as he lives, and takes more and more, and dirties what he leaves.' / Charlot - Flathead Chief".

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