||[Jun. 24th, 2002|08:39 am]
I was trying to get my seventh-grade history class to under-|
stand how the Indians must have felt when they first
encountered the Spanish explorers. "How would you feel,"
I asked, "if someone showed up on your doorstep who looked
very different, spoke a strange language and wore unusual
clothes? Wouldn't you be a bit scared?"
"Nah," one boy answered, "I'd just figure it was my sister's