A Texas cowboy got a visit from his cousin who lives in the east.
He thought he would show his city-slicker cousin a local Indian tribe so he could see how they were “one with the land”.
The cowboy and his cousin come upon an Indian lying on his stomach with his ear to the ground. The cowboy stops and says to his cousin, “You see that Indian?”
“Yeah,” says the city-slicker.
“Look,” says the cowboy, “he’s listening to the ground. He can hear things for miles in any direction!”
Just then the Indian looks up. “Covered wagon,” he says, “about two miles away. Have two horses, one brown, one white. Man, woman, child, household effects in wagon.”
“Incredible!” says the cousin to the cowboy.
“This Indian knows how far away they are, how many horses, what color they are, who is in the wagon, and what is in the wagon. AMAZING!!!”
The Indian looks up and says…
“Ran over me about a half hour ago.”