Peter Nabokov, A Forest of Time. American Indian Ways of History, Cambridge University Press, 2002, p. 228:
To understand their ways, advised the old man, "you got to understand where the White Man comes from, and his history." When Indians did conduct their own ethnohistorical investigations into Euro-American culture, they discovered that here were poor, hungry commoners whose ancestors had killed the son of their God and who themselves had fled from an overbearing king. Cut loose from both, his grandfather said, they brought to Indian country an overriding principle that explained their behavior: "The new rule was that you could keep as much as you get hold of any way you could get a hold of it."