Natives - Oratory, Quotes, Insights, or Achievements
“If you are a sacred being it does not matter where you live or what you do. All that matters is how you live, because sacredness is part of balance.
If you live in a big city and maintain your balance and the purity of your spirit, you can live anywhere. It is not very difficult to live in a protected monastery as a monk and remain spiritually balanced.
It is very difficult to have one foot in the physical manifestation…
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"The whole world is coming,
A nation is coming, a nation is coming
The Eagle has brought the message to the tribe,
The father says so, the father says so.
Over the whole earth they are coming,
The Buffalo are coming, the Buffalo are coming,
The Crow has brought the message to the tribe,
The father says so, the father says…
What is the Manito Stone and what ever happened to it? Has it been returned to those who held it sacred?
Some time during the year 1869 Methodist missionary George McDougall removed a 386 pound Manito Stone (meteorite) from Iron Creek, Alberta and took it to the mission near Fort
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Caption: Meeting the Piscataway depicts the first settlers to explore the interior of Loudoun County in 1699. Painting by William Woodward.
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Photo: Chiefs of the Six Nations
Joseph Snow (Chan-ly-e-ya) "Drifted Snow" Onondaga Chief George H. M. Johnson (Je-yung-heh-kwang) "Double Life" Mohawk…Continue
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Nesouaquoit, a Fox Chief
Artist: Charles Bird King (1785-1862). Nesouaquoit, a Fox Chief. Hand-colored lithograph, Plate 36. McKenney, Thomas L. & Hall, James. History of the Indian Tribes of North America. Philadelphia: F.W. Greenough, 1838-1844.
Bear in the Forks of a Tree (Ne-sou-a-quoit) (Fox (Meshkwakihug)), was painted by King in 1837. He was described by James Hall as a man of courtesy and…
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Mohawk - Mary Brant, or Konwatsi'tsiaiénni, meaning "someone lends her a flower," Mohawk, (b c1736; d at Kingston 16 Apr 1796). Mary, or Molly Brant as she was generally known, was one of the most important women in North American native history. From her influential position as head of a society of Six Nations matrons, she enjoyed a much greater status than her more colourful younger brother, Joseph BRANT. She was consulted by the natives on all…Continue
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photo credit: Dragging Canoe drawing by Mike Smith
"Whole Indian nations have melted away like snowballs in the sun before the white man's advance. They leave scarcely a name of our people except those wrongly recorded by their destroyers. Where are the Delawares? They have been reduced to a mere shadow of their former greatness.
We had hoped that the white men would…Continue
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Click above link to read more about the "Battle of the Blankets".
To keep the names associated with the photograph: Studio portrait of Crow delegation. Front row, left to right: King Crow; Medicine Crow; Long Elk; Chief Yshidiapas or Aleck-Shea-Ahoos, called Plenty Coups (Many Valorous Achievements in Battle with the Coup Stick) ; Pretty Eagle. Back row, left to right: A. M. Quivey (interpreter); Two Belly; Augustus R. Keller (agent); Thomas Stewart (interpreter). 1880. Photograph is attributed to Charles Milton…Continue
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CHARGES TWICE, Dakota Brule Indian-Charges Twice was a Dakota Rosebud man who attended the U.S. Indian School in…Continue
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Photo Credit: Cherokee woman with mortar and pestle, basket.
While a bit long, the excerpt below is from an older book with dated words, it gives a glimpse into the life of early tribes...to read more? Find the book out on the web in the Gutenberg format.
from The North-Americans of Yesterday, A Comparative Study of North- American Indian Life…Continue
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Might I recommend for your listening pleasure the album 'Choctaw Outlaw' by Charlie Wayne Watson? Oh really, just anything by him is great and good medicine for your spirit:…Continue
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