Photo by Frank Palmer -
The Wildshoe family, members of the Coeur D'Alene tribe, go for a ride somewhere near Spokane, Washington - thus inspiring today's Native Humor.

NATIVE HUMOR: Friday Funny "Roadside" Jokes

Vincent Schilling

It's Friday and that time again where we decide to laugh at ourselves! For this installment of NATIVE HUMOR - we have decided to list a few with a general theme of jokes you may hear about or on the "Roadside." 

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One Sunday, sitting on the side of the highway waiting to catch speeding drivers, a State Police Officer noticed a car traveling at 22 MPH. Considering the slow car as dangerous as a speeder, he turned on his lights and pulled the driver over.
Approaching the car, he noticed five little old Indian ladies in the car, wide eyed and appearing horrified. The driver, obviously confused, says to him, "Officer, I don't understand, I was doing exactly the speed limit and I ALWAYS go exactly the speed limit.  What seems to be the problem?" "Ma'am," the officer replies, "you weren't speeding, but you should know that driving slower than the speed limit can also be a danger to other drivers." "Slower than the speed limit? No sir, I was doing the speed limit exactly!  Twenty-two miles an hour!" the old Indian woman said proudly.

The State Police officer then explained to her that "22" was the route number, not the speed limit. A bit embarrassed, the woman grinned and thanked the officer for pointing out her error.
"But before I let you go, Ma'am, I have to ask . . .  Is everyone in this car OK? These women seem awfully shaken and they haven't muttered a single peep this whole time," the officer asks with concern.

"Oh, they'll be all right, officer. We just got off Route 119."

Gas Money

You might be in a Rez Car if: Your car is too crowded to allow one more person. Until you find out they have gas money.

Roadside Memory

A man is driving through the desert when he notices a sign. The sign reads "Turn here to speak to the Native American with the most incredible memory." Curious, the man takes the road and comes across the Native American man standing at the side of the road. 

"Try me" replies the Native American. "Okay, what did you have for breakfast on July 18th 1986?"

The Native American thinks for a moment and then replies, "Eggs." Amazed, the man thanks the Native American and gets back in his car and continues his journey. 

15 years later, he is travelling through the same desert and notices the same sign. Having forgotten all about the Native American until seeing the sign, he decides to go ask another question.  Upon reaching the Native American, and before the man can even ask a question, the Native man says: "They were scrambled."

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