I cried when I read, “Trump reduces size of 2 national monuments in Utah” (Front page, Dec. 5). What is happening to the United States of America and its people?
Please read the poem, a Cree Indian prophesy.
“When the last tree is cut down,
The last fish eaten
Never miss a local story.
and the last stream poisoned
You will realize
That you cannot eat money.”
Erika Townsend, Modesto
Editor’s note: The website quoteinvestigator.com traces the poem to Alanis Obomsawin, a member of the Abenaki tribe of Canada, first published in 1972.