Lifts all boats on a tide of cheap whiskey
Another new picture
at KSHS. Shows Addison Woodard Stubbs and Eagle Plume. Both look like their names. Addison Woodard Stubbs was sent by Quakers to set up an "industrial boarding school" for the Kansa tribe.
Above all the picture shows Graybill's Law
in operation. Eagle Plume is wearing a toga-like garment in Kansa warrior style. The toga is clearly made of the same cloth as Addison Woodard Stubbs's coat. It doesn't fit well. Eagle Plume is also holding a tomahawk. It's not chipped flint. It's an iron pickax blade with a handle from a broken broomstick. Looks like a fragile toy. Eagle Plume is maintaining dignity as only a Plains warrior can, but you can tell it's a losing enterprise.
Just a few years of Free Trade, and already two skills are gone.
Eagle Plume's squaw didn't get the experience of weaving the toga, and the tribe's weapon-maker didn't get the experience of chipping out the tomahawk. Both will soon get the experience of alcohol poisoning.
Labels: Make or break, skill-estate