Space Technology Alternative Internal Development to raise our vibrational frequency from silence, contemplation, visualization, imagination, art, sacred sounds and expansion of knowledge . . How well we know the stereotype of the rugged Plains Indian: killer of buffalo, wearing a decorated buckskin, feathers and vegetarian moccasins made of leather, living in a tent made of animal skin, dog owner and the horse and strange to vegetables. But this kind of life rather limited exclusively to the Apaches, flourished no more than for 200 years. It is not representative of most Native Americans of today or yesterday. In fact, as we shall see, the phenomenon of "buffalo-as-lifestyle" is a direct result of European influence. Among my own people, the Choctaw Indians of Mississippi and Oklahoma, vegetables are the main source of the traditional diet. A manuscript of the eighteenth century describes the Choctaws' vegetarian moccasins bias in housing and food. The houses were constructed not of skins, but with wood, clay, tree bark and cane. The principal food, eaten daily from pots made in the earth, was a vegetarian moccasins stew made of corn, squash and beans. The bread was made from corn and acorns. Another of the favorites were roasted corn and corn porridge. (The meat in the form of small game was an infrequent repast. ) The ancient Choctaws were, first and foremost, farmers. Even the clothing was plant based, artistically embroidered dresses for women and cotton breeches for men. The Choctaws have never adorned their hair with feathers. The rich lands of the Choctaws in Mississippi were so busy today by nineteenth century Americans that most of the tribe was forcibly removed to what is now Oklahoma. Oklahoma was chosen because it was largely uninhabited and because several explorations was thought to be barren and useless. However, the truth was that Oklahoma was so fertile that it was a breadbasket for the Indians. That is, used by the Indians in all respects as an agricultural resource. Although many Choctaws suffered and died during the exodus in the infamous "Trail of Tears" (Caravan of Tears), those who survived built anew and successfully in Oklahoma, their agricultural genius intact. George Catlin, the famous Indian historian nineteenth century, described the Choctaw lands of southern Oklahoma in the 1840 in these words: ". . . the ground was literally covered with vines, producing the best crop of delicious grapes . . . and hanging in such endless clusters . . . our progress was oftentimes completely arrested by hundreds of acres of small plum trees . . . every bush was in sight was so loaded with the weight of this . . . fruit, which were in many instances literally without leaves on its branches and quite bent to the ground . . . and beds of currants and edible cactus "(Many of the foods" wild "Anglo explorers encountered on their journeys were carefully cultivated by the Indians. .