Whn Man First Began To
18.00 in HIGH x 13.00 in WIDE
(45.72 cm HIGH x 33.02 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Bottom center: "Allied Printing Union Label" logo / 94. | Bottom right corner: "Own / Sabre / '81 / "To All My Relations"".

Poster is printed on white paper. Poster has a black white drawing of an Indian man in traditional dress. Behind him is a full moon and a village of tippies. To the left of this image is a column of black text that reads: "When man first began to / understand thet there / was a great Spirit, / perhaps the teachings / were not quite clear yet, / but our minds were slowly / revealing and developing / our purpose in the / awesome meaning of life. / Our people learned our / meaning from the plant / life, the four-leggeds, / birds, and the water-life. / We came to realize that / these were our Relations, / sacred to us, and we were / to live in harmony. This / happened a long time / ago, and we have found / no wrongs with that way / of life. That meaning is / with us today. It is the / oldest way. We are / concerned, however, that / our Realations are now / being hurt by the fires of / war, nuclear development / and radioactive / contamination. These / providers of life are the / key to mankind's survival. / This is what worries our / people. The earth is a / living species unto itself. / It does not depend on us. / And so we plead with our / brothers and sisters of / other nations to listen to / the language of our / Relations before it is too / Late. listen. / I am Anishinabe / Dennis Banks / San Francisco, 1982".
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