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We have never enjoyed being associated with bureaucracy, but it is undeniable that British colonial systems enabled us to open up whole new regions for inhabitation. It was while we were in India that we stowed away on British Steamers traveling to Assam, where we were called ‘The Government Disease’ when we appeared along with the British. This name calling didn’t slow us down, and we thrived here for many years, in some places wiping out 25 percent of the population. While the British exploited the local resources, we exploited the British and followed them into new destinations and remote locations.