Hello mother and father, I am doing well at this new place. Do not have to worry about me. It have been two years since I left you all to find a better future and I did, at first was a huge struggle for my partner and I to find food and shelter because all there is was land of grass, but we manage to work with grass and trade them for something else in a different community, now we are doing well, we have all the things we need it.
When the ship arrived at this new land, I saw hope, a good future and a safe place to be living in. The government assigned us to the land where everyone supposed to be living in, I thought that this would be a new start for me, I thought everybody on the ship supposed to be living together and build a community… then start from there on. I was wrong, when I heard my name called, I got so excited, and you can’t describe the feeling. I was told to live with these three unemployed people like me. I was nervous because I’ve never live with strangers, I got to know them better and found out that they came here the same season as me… a better future…
I didn’t know what to do when I saw where I’m supposed to live. The land wasn’t what I expected. The government gave us land that is ten kilometers by ten kilometers, which is pretty huge for the four of us, including me to be living in for the next two years. The land that was filled with different type of grass and wheat, and clean water stream river flowing through our land, it was a relieve for me. Theirs is a small amount of sad in the middle of the river, which my partners and I used to build shelter, furniture, pots and pan. At first I didn’t know what to do with the long grass… but thank goodness mother, you taught me how to weave, so I used my weaving skill to build us fishing nets to catch fishes. At one point my partner and I, we decided to trade our grass and fishes for a cow, spruce tree and apple tree, I thought it was a very good deal for us. If I have to describe the economic 2 years ago, it would be a mess. Everybody was confused; don’t know what to do at that point.
Today, we are living healthy and we do not have to struggle for food or shelter like 2 years ago, I thought I picked the right decision for me and my future, for now. If I have to look at our past I think we did a really enormous improvement on the land that was given to us. I have never thought we would be able to live with land full of grass and very little meat for us, I didn’t think we would’ve survive but we did.
Today Queen Marry Collen came to check on our progress on our land, then she made an announcement that she needs soldiers, food and weapons to go to war because the Tchikchikua and was going to attack us… so many other pioneers offer her many different kind of weapons, food and many soldiers.
My group decided to offer her some wheat and a soldier, because we believe that it’s important to have many soldiers so that when the first nation and the Tchikchikua attack we will be prepared for the war.
I am not joining the war, because I don’t have the skills to become a soldier, but I will on my land serving wheat with my girl partner.