It was election time and a politician decided
to go out to the local reservation and try to
get the Native American vote. They were all assembled
in the Council Hall to hear the speech. The politician
had worked up to his finale, and the crowd was
getting more and more excited. "I promise better
education opportunities for Native Americans!"
The crowd went wild, shouting "Hoya! Hoya!"
The politician was a bit puzzled by the native
word, but was encouraged by their enthusiasm.
"I promise gambling reforms to allow a Casino
on the Reservation!"
"Hoya! Hoya!" cried the crowd, stomping their
"I promise more social reforms and job opportunities
for Native Americans!" The crowd reached a frenzied
pitch shouting "Hoya! Hoya! Hoya!"
After the speech, the Politician was touring
the Reservation, and saw a tremendous herd of
cattle. Since he was raised on a ranch, and knew
a bit about cattle, he asked the Chief if he
could get closer to take a look at the cattle.
"Sure," the Chief said, "but be careful not
to step in the hoya."