THEY ALL STAY TOGETHER

Living in their homes of skins and branches.
Gathering the bountiful foods
    along the waterways.
Fishing and picking in
    such a peaceful existence.
See how small their arrowheads...
There was so much small animal life everywhere.
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Their material possessions were few.
The stone was their tool.
Flint gave them fire, heat , light and life.
Their nomadic life-style left few remains
    by which we could study their pasts.
Only stains left on the ground
    where they build their shelters,
    and the cut stones they used as tools.
So many chips of a stone mark in time.
They had no need for the organization
    of agriculture.
It was paradise.
The Tonkawas lived here
    in Austin,
and around the Texas Hill Country.


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