Right next to capturing the beautiful evening spent at Laguna Beach, again one of the most iconic and known ones in California I would like to share with you a reflection about Native American society. The early settlers of the US treated them very cruelly. They thought they Indians as Columbus called them were uncivilized savages, so they took away their land and in many cases tried to exterminate them. After US was formed though people began to realize how bad the situation was and in mid-1900’s they started giving them land free of government interference. The territory they gave them was mostly out in the west coast deserts, so it was not exactly a good deal, but at least it was better than nothing. Now, most Native American descendants have had to fight to keep their societies from turning to alcohol, because with free housing, free school, free food (all paid for by the US), they don't have too many bills, so all they do is lay around. This is of course a generality, but is the truth in most cases. That’s a shame though, because according to my American friend’s opinion they are “some of the best people you’ll ever meet (like Polish), kind, honest, and just want to be a good person and respect society.” This post is the first one that revolves around the second week of my journey which was even more intensive, exhausting but full of inexplicably amazing experiences. We drove through 3 states California, Nevada and Arizona in order to see one of the 7 natural wonders of the world Grand Canyon Colorado. We climbed the tallest waterfall in US and hiked in Yosemite, did a picture with General Sherman, the largest currently living tree in Sequoia National Park, saw Las Vegas and its casinos at night and watched fireworks from the boat on 4th of July in San Francisco.
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Thank you Blair for giving me lesson of American history!
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