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August 2009 Blog Posts (18)

Earth Wisdom Movie

Earth Wisdom movie...

Click here to watch Earth Wisdom Movie

Please allow for 54 minutes of uninterrupted time to give to watching this very important movie. It is past time to get concerned.

Added by Sassafras on August 31, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Natives - Why I started a Group on Native Hoop...

Why I started a Group on Native Hoop...

I see them around. I know people need them. What can I do to help? Jobs that is. The dreaded J.O.B.! The 9 to 5 grind you might say. Regardless of how we may joke about the 'salt mines', many of our people need the income and self esteem that could be gained by actively contributing to the good furtherance of ……


Added by Sassafras on August 31, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Kalispel - Ear Drop Indians of Washington Territory & Idaho

The Kalispel are a tribe of Indians located in northern Idaho. According to some sources, they were visited by Lewis and Clark in 1805 and by David Thompson, a mapmaker, trader and explorer for the North West Company in 1809. They are also known as the "ear drop Indians."

They originally lived in the Montana plains just east of the Rocky Mountains and were closely allied with the Flathead by custom, language, appearance and character.… Continue

Added by Sassafras on August 30, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Chippewa - Chief Wrinkled Meat (aka John Smith)

John Smith - age 131, Chippewa Indian, Bemidji, Minnesota. John Smith died at age 137, in 1922, so that would date this photo about 1916. John Smith was also known as Chief Wrinkled Meat.

Added by Sassafras on August 29, 2009 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Lakota Sioux - Translation of Prayer

Oh, Great Spirit......

Whose voice I hear in the winds,

And whose breath gives life to all the world,

hear me, I am small and weak,

I need your strength and wisdom.

Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold

the red and purple sunset.

Make my hands respect the things you have

made and my ears sharp to hear your voice.

Make me wise so that I may understand the things

you… Continue

Added by Sassafras on August 28, 2009 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Navaho / Navajo - Whirling Log Sand Paintings



The Navaho Indians have an elaborate nine day ceremony, the Yebashi, in which a sand painting is made daily and according to their religion each one must be destroyed before sunset, otherwise it would be a very bad omen.

These are made by qualified Medicine Men in which many colors of sands are used, ground from colored rock. The "Whirling Log" sand painting… Continue

Added by Sassafras on August 28, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Cherokee - Chief Hailstorm

Chief Hailstorm. Known as The Globe Trotting Cherokee. Started out with Buffalo Bill as a youngster. Also worked with Irwin Brothers of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Miller Brothers 101 Wild West Shows of Oklahoma. Worked in the Movies with Tom Mix in 1914 and 1915. Toured the United States and the world in Vaudeville. Later gave educational lectures on the life and habits of the American Indians in Public and Private Schools.

Hailvina… Continue

Added by Sassafras on August 27, 2009 at 7:30am — 1 Comment


Don't see much in new blogs as of late...hope every one is howa (okay). Had a great weekend with the Native Arts Festival in Big Bear these last two days...a small pow wow really...great fry bread and dancing...lots of vendors too...hope all are safe and well...3 Hawks

Added by John 3 Hawks on August 24, 2009 at 4:19pm — 1 Comment

Native Arts Festival

Wado for posting this event will be a lot of fun again this year...more artisans and dancers than ever..... and fry bread tacos...yummmm!

Added by John 3 Hawks on August 18, 2009 at 7:51pm — No Comments



Softly, like the gentle breath of Creator

who whispers upon Wind Spirits

Gently, as the soft petal of a violet

that caresses an infant's cheek

Refreshing as the cooling mist

from a clear running waterfall

With compassion it begins to heal

those who are in pain

A gentle and reassuring vibration

sent from a good heart

Comfort it brings

and it may not be forgotten

A thing of beauty… Continue

Added by John 3 Hawks on August 18, 2009 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Projects - Pine Ridge

Osiyo All,

I would like to let you all know that a few of us here in Big Bear, California started a non-profit organization a few years back entitled 'All Nations Circle of Big Bear Valley'. We are only a few but over the last two years we have had fund raising events and distributed over a dozen $500.00 scholarship grants to native kids (and a couple of adults) to use toward gaining higher education. In February of this year we gathered enough winter clothing to fill a 17 foot Uhaul truck… Continue

Added by John 3 Hawks on August 18, 2009 at 4:20pm — 4 Comments

Projects - Featuring: YaQuI Daughter's BugandNani - Cherokee / YaQui

Our own dear Cherokee/YaQui relation, YaQuI Daughter has a new project going on. I just wanted you all to know about it and to invite you to go over and support her if you're able. Her etsy page says she will work with you on custom projects as well.

Go check her out at BugandNani:


YaQuI Daughter is a happily married working… Continue

Added by Sassafras on August 18, 2009 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Animal - Warrior Mouse Kachina

If you are a hardened web-scourer who believes the worth of everything is in its download speed then you are probably too analytically-retentive for this story anyway... :D

"This particular kachina figure represents the fabled "Warrior Mouse." While not actually a kachina, he has earned himself a respectable place in the hearts of young and old alike.

As the story goes, the village was being threatened by a nasty old… Continue

Added by Sassafras on August 18, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Poetry - What Is A Poet? Cherokee Traveler's Greeting

“What is a poet? A poet is someone who can pour

light into a cup, then raise it to nourish your beautiful

parched, holy mouth.” ~Hafiz

Cherokee Traveler's Greeting

I will draw thorns from your feet.

We will walk the White Path of Life together.

Like a brother of my own blood,

I will love you.

I will wipe tears from your eyes.

When you are sad,

I will put your aching heart to… Continue

Added by Sassafras on August 18, 2009 at 11:51am — 1 Comment

Cherokee - Randy Redroad Film Director - Doe Boy

Cherokee - Randy Redroad

The Doe Boy

(2001, 83 min., 35mm) US

Set in the heart of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, The Doe Boy tells the story of Hunter, a young man of mixed parentage, who is never quite at home in the complicated circumstances of his life-including his hemophilia. Eventually he must find a way to be his own man, facing love, death, and the perils of his illness.

Producer: Chris Eyre… Continue

Added by Sassafras on August 17, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Hawaiian - Israel 'IZ' Kamakawiwo'ole

Over the Rainbow - What A Wonderful World

by Israel 'IZ' Kamakawiwo'ole, native Hawaiian

Born May 20, 1959 - Died June 26, 1997, at the age of 38

Watch video

to read more about Iz you can go to Wikipedia:

Iz at… Continue

Added by Sassafras on August 15, 2009 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Lyrics - Fallen Leaves

Fallen Leaves (Jimmie Skinner) lyrics:

All alone in a wigwam, In 1863,

There lived a fair Indian Maiden,

They Called Her Fallen Leaves.

Pretty as the stars up above you,

Fair as the moon in the trees,

Because she was born in October,

They Called Her Fallen Leaves.

There came a trooper one morning,

Just at the break of day,

He stopped to rest at the wigwam,

Of the shy little… Continue

Added by Sassafras on August 12, 2009 at 7:18pm — No Comments

Onondaga - Your Path - Leon Shenandoah

"everything is laid out for you. Your path is straight ahead of you. Sometimes it's invisible but it's there. You may not know where it's going, but still you have to follow that path. It's the path to the Creator. That's the only path there is."

--Leon Shenandoah,… Continue

Added by Sassafras on August 12, 2009 at 1:53pm — No Comments

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