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After reading the stories, "Creation of the Whites" and How America was Discovered, it revealed that they each describe whiskey as one of their newfound "treasures." In each story, the whiskey was transported over to a new land by means of a boat and a white man. The manner in which each group handled the "treasure" was different, though.
The first piece of literature, "Creation of the Whites," dealt with the Native American culture and how the white people made visits to the Indian's land on a few different occasions, the first time leaving behind whiskey. The Indians found the whiskey to be very pleasurable and were happy when the white people returned, again. Wiget states: "A cup was left with this, and the Indians began pouring whiskey into this cup and smelling it, all being much pleased with the odor," (115). They began to trade their Indian goods for white possessions, and thus, that is how the white people came to be. The whiskey symbolized something positive in this story because it was, to the Indians, not only a gift, but an unspoken message telling them, "Although we are white people, we will not hurt you and we would like to be your friends." As contradicting as it would be in our society today, the whiskey was symbolic of friendship and trust to the Native Americans and the white people. This was not so true, though, in the second selection.
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