Photography by Marilyn Angel Wynn/ Nativestock.com
Laughter really is good medicine. Native people have the best sense of humor that I've ever witnessed. Each time I visit reservations I'm reminded of this genuine quality that has been an Indian custom since the beginning of time. There's nothing more enjoyable than sitting around with a First Nations family or a circle group. They really enjoy hearing jokes or telling funny stories. There's even a book called "Jokes Heard Around The Rez" by Geraldine Goes-In-Center, Lakota Sioux.
In the early years, a preacher was visiting a Sioux Indian family and didn't realize how late it had become. The family invited the preacher to spend the night. The preacher asked if his saddle and horse would be safe. "Yes," said the Sioux man, "There isn't a white man for miles around."