Originally Posted by Frostback
Today I took a short 150 km warm up loop down to Baden and up into the hills to see forestry operations, recreation camps, even a ôSpirit Camp with a ropes course and teepees. I had been warned that the Austrio-Germanic culture loves their Native Americans. It is almost a cult produced by an early set of books by a German writer named Karl May. Of course they were totally fabricated in the Grey Owl mold but they captured the fancy and started a tradition that persists as most 12 year old German Boys want to be Winnetou or old Shatterhand characters. I see this Indian fascination and actual knowledge all over my travels here. For example:
Guilty as charged.. Although not an Austrian (or German), I've read all the Karl May books (some 30 of them?) when I was between 10 and 12...