years ago Native
Americans enjoyed the clean waters of our nations rivers. They also
utilized black thick liquids for health remedies. In other parts of the
this black liquid was called oil. Soon settlers came to north america
and started to use this
native oil and even drilled deep to establish our nations first oil
wells. As years passed this oil was refined into an oil that
produced heat in our nations ships, turning water into steam to power
our ships. World war times
made it necessary to carry this oil in special ships and transfer
the needed oil to surface war ships while they were moving far out at
sea. These ships were plentiful and it seemed they produced rivers of
oil out to sea. They were not called tankers, they were called oilers.
It became standard for the navy to name these oilers after rivers that
Native American's named.
|For now, this web page is a proposal and wish that Native American Tribes of the North West will help bring about a museum housed in a retired navy oiler bearing the Native American name "KAWISHIWI"||GOING GREEN|