European settlers traveled west during the years of colonization, and this continent's native peoples were displaced, severely handled and ill regarded. In this time of disuse, a phrase became common among the Native American clans, a metaphor perhaps, that referred to the reasonable... native mistrust of the settlers.
__The owls spoke few words, and when they traveled away in that silence, they left little evidence of their having been.
__Geese talked loudly in false words and left behind in the echoes of that din, the soils of their existence. "The talking of evil birds."
the talking of evil birds
feathers on the wind