We met again the following week and discussed the possibility of a joined art exhibit. Well, as an artist I know rejection, so no sweat! So, after a while Ross cracked his first smile and said, “I like how you think!” He then explained how they have been dealing with immigrants for the last 500 hundred years, that my story wasn’t new and then he said: What happens to a canoe when one tries to straddle both vessels? It tips over. Hence, the Two Row wampum concept of paddling side by side came to be.