North American Indian Prophecies
Talk Given by Lee Brown
1986 Continental Indigenous Council
Tanana Valley Fairgrounds
There was the cycle of the mineral, the rock. There was the cycle of the plant. And now we are in the cycle of the animals coming to the end of that
and beginning the cycle of the human being.
When we get into the cycle of the human being, the highest and greatest powers that we have will be released to us.
They will be released from that light or soul that we carry to the mind. But right now we're coming to the end of the animal cycle and we have
investigated ourselves and learned what it is to be like an animal on this earth.
At the beginning of this cycle of time, long ago, the Great Spirit came down and He made an appearance and He gathered the peoples of this earth
together they say on an island which is now beneath the water and He said to the human beings, "I'm going to send you to four directions and over
time I'm going to change you to four colors, but I'm going to give you some teachings and you will call these the Original Teachings and when you
come back together with each other you will share these so that you can live and have peace on earth, and a great civilization will come about."
And he said, "During the cycle of time I'm going to give each of you two stone tablets. When I give you those stone tablets, don't cast those upon
the ground. If any of the brothers and sisters of the four directions and the four colors cast their tablets on the ground, not only, will human
beings have a hard time, but almost the earth itself will die."
And so he gave each of us a responsibility and we call that the Guardianship.
To the Indian people, the red people, he gave the Guardianship of the earth. We were to learn during this cycle of time the teachings of the earth,
the plants that grow from the earth, the foods that you can eat, and the herbs that are healing so that when we came back together with the other
brothers and sisters we could share this knowledge with them. Something good was to happen on the earth.
To the South, he gave the yellow race of people the Guardianship of the wind. They were to learn about the sky and breathing and how to take that
within ourselves for spiritual advancement. They were to share that with is at this time.
To the West He gave the black race of people the Guardianship of the water. They were to learn the teachings of the water which is the chief of the
elements, being the most humble and the most powerful.
To the North He gave the white race of people the Guardianship of the fire. If you look at the center of many of the things they do you will find the
fire. They say a light bulb is the white man's fire. If you look at the center of a car you will find a spark. If you look at the center of the
airplane and the train you will find the fire. The fire consumes, and also moves. This is why it was the white brothers and sisters who began to move
upon the face of the earth and reunite us as a human family.
And so a long time passed, and the Great Spirit gave each of the four races two stone tablets. Ours are kept at the Hopi Reservation in Arizona at
Four Corners Area on 3rd Mesa.
I talked to people from the black race and their stone tablets are at the foot of Mount Kenya. They are kept by the Kukuyu Tribe.
I once had the honor of presenting a sacred pipe at the Kukuyu Tribe carved from the red pipe stone of Mount Kenya. I was at an Indian spiritual
gathering about 15 years ago. A medicine man from South Dakota put a beaded medicine wheel in the middle of the gathering. It had the four colors from
the four directions; He asked the people, "Where is this from?" They said, "Probably Montana, or South Dakota, maybe Seskatchewan." He said,
"This is from Kenya." It was beaded just like ours, with the same color.
The stone tablets of the yellow race of people are kept by the Tibetans, in Tibet. If you went straight through the Hopi Reservation to the other side
of the world, you would come out in Tibet. The Tibetan word for "sun" is the Hopi word for "moon" and the Hopi word for "sun" is the Tibetan
word for "moon".
The guardians of the traditions of the people of Europe are the Swiss. In Switzerland, they still have a day when each family brings out its mask.
They still know the colors of the families, they still know the symbols, some of them. I went to school with some people from Switzerland at the
University of Washington and they shared this with me.
Each of these four peoples happen to be people that live in the mountains.
In 1976 America had its bicentennial celebrating 200 years of freedom. Some of the Native people thought this was significant and they carried a
sacred pipe bundle from the West Coast to the East Coast of this land.
They said that the roads of this land should either go North-South or East-West. If they went North-South we would come together as brothers and
sisters, but if they went East-West there would be destruction and almost the earth itself would have a hard time. So you all know the roads went
They said then things would be lost from the East to the West and from the South to the North and that they would come back again from the West to the
East and from the North to the South.
So nine years ago in 1976 from the West to East Coast of this land, from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. people carried a sacred pipe bundle by
hand, on foot. My aunt had dreamt 15 years ago that people that didn't like them would throw rocks and bottles at that pipe bundle as they carried it
across the land. And sure enough that came about. But, as was in my aunt's dream, the rocks only came so close and then they dropped, and nothing
They said a spiritual fire would be lit in the North and would come down the Northwest Coast of this land. When it gets to the Puget Sound, it would
go inland. I think this, nine years later, is the gathering in the North, myself. That's why I came here. This is it. We have the capacity to start
the spiritual fire now, here. The old people long ago saw it and foretold it and I'm going to come to that.
So we went through this cycle of time and each of the four races went to their directions and they learned their teachings.
We were given a sacred handshake to show when we came back together as brothers and sisters that we still remembered the teachings. It was indicated
on the stone tablets that the Hopis had that the first brothers and sisters that would come back to them would come as turtles across the land. They
would be human beings, but they would come as turtles.
So when the time came close the Hopis were at a special village to welcome the turtles that would come across the land and they got up in the morning
and looked out at the sunrise. They looked out across the desert and they saw the Spanish Conquistadores coming, covered in armour, like turtles
across the land. So this was them. So they went out to the Spanish man and they extended their hand hoping for the handshake but into the hand the
Spanish man dropped a trinket.
And so word spread throughout North America that there was going to be a hard time, that maybe some of the brothers and sisters had forgotten the
sacredness of all things and all the human beings were going to suffer for this on the earth.
So tribes began to send people to the mounds to have missions to try to figure out how they could survive. At that time there were 100,000 cities in
the Mississippi Valley alone, called the mound civilization: cities built on great mounds. Those mounds are still there. If you ever go out to Ohio or
the Mississippi Valley, they're tourist attractions now. There was 100,000 cities of Native people and they were wondering how they could survive.
They began to try to learn to live off the land because they knew a hard time was going to come. They began to send people to have visions to see how
we could survive this time.
People came on the east coast and they went across this land to the east and they were told in the prophecies that we should try to remind all the
people that would come here of the sacredness of all things. If we could do that, then there would be peace on earth. But if we did not do that, when
the roads went clear from east to west, and when the other races and colors of the Earth had walked clear across this land, if by that time we had not
come together as a human family, the Great Spirit would grab the earth with his hand and shake it.
And so if you read the treaty negotiations from Red Jacket of the Six Nations on the east coast of this land clear to Chief Joseph and Chief Seattle
on the west coast of this land, they all said the same thing. Chief Joseph said, "I accord you the right, and I hope you accord me the right, to live
in this land." Always we were trying to live together. But instead of living together, you all know there was separation, there was segregation. They
separated the races: they separated the Indians, and they separated the blacks.
So when they got to the west coast of this land the elders that were made aware of these prophecies said they would then begin to build a black
ribbon. And on this black ribbon there would move a bug. And when you begin to see this bug moving on the land, that was the sign for the First
Shaking of the Earth.
The First Shaking of the Earth would be so violent that this bug would be shaken off the earth into the air and it would begin to move and fly in the
air. And by the end of this shaking this bug will be in the air around the world. Behind it would be a trail of dirt and eventually the whole sky of
the entire earth would become dirty from these trails of dirt, and this would cause many diseases that would get more and more complicated. So the bug
moving on the land, of course it's easy to see now.
In 1908 the Model-T Ford was mass produced for the first time. So the elders knew the First Shaking of the Earth was about to come about - that's the
First World War. In the First World War the airplane came into wide usage for the first time. That was that bug moving into the sky. And so they knew
something very important would happen.
There would be an attempt to make peace on earth on the west coast of this land and so the elders began to watch for this. They began to hear that
there was going to be a League of Nations in San Francisco so the elders gathered in Arizona around 1920 or so and they wrote a letter to Woodrow
Wilson. They asked if the Indian people could be included in the League of Nations.
At that time the United States Supreme Court had held that a reservation is a separate and semi-sovereign nation, not a part of the United States but
protected by it. This became a concern because people didn't want the reservations to become more and more separate. They didn't want them to be
considered nations. So they did not write back and the Native people were left out of the League of Nations, so that circle was incomplete.
In the League of Nations circle there was a southern door, the yellow people; there was a western door, the black people; there was a northern door,
the white people; but the eastern door was not attended. The elders knew that peace would not come on the earth until the circle of humanity is
complete, until all the four colors sat in the circle and shared their teachings, then peace would come on earth.
So they knew things would happen. Things would speed up a little bit. There would be a cobweb built around the earth, and people would talk across
this cobweb. When this talking cobweb, the telephone, was built around the earth, a sign of life would appear in the east, but it would tilt and bring
death. It would come with the sun.
But the sun itself would rise one day not in the east but in the west. So the elders said when you see the sun rising in the east and you see the sign
of life reversed and tilted in the east, you know that the Great Death is to come upon the earth, and now the Great Spirit will grab the earth again
in His hand and shake it and this shaking will be worse than the first.
So the sign of life reversed and tilted, we call that the Swastika, and the rising sun in the east was the rising sun of Japan. These two symbols are
carved in stone in Arizona. When the elders saw these two flags, these were the signs that the earth was to be shaken again.
The worse misuse of the Guardianship of the fire is called the "gourd of ashes". They said the gourd of ashes will fall from the air. It will make
the people like blades of grass in the prairie fire and things will not grow for many seasons. I saw on television not too long ago that they were
talking about the atomic bomb, the gourd of ashes. They said it was the best-kept secret in the history of the United States. The elders wanted to
speak about it in 1920.
They would have spoken of it and foretold it's coming if they could have entered into the League of Nations.
The elders tried to contact President Roosevelt and ask him not to use the gourd of ashes because it would have a great effect on the earth and
eventually cause even greater destruction and a the Third Shaking of the Earth, the Third World War. I'll get to that in a few minutes.
So they knew after the Second Shaking of the Earth when they saw the gourd of ashes fall from the sky then there would be an attempt to make peace on
the other side of this land. And because the peace attempt on the west coast had failed, they would build a special house on the east coast of this
Turtle Island, and all the nations and peoples of the earth would come to this house and it would be called the House of Mica and it would shine like
the mica on the desert shines.
So the elders began to see they were building the United Nations made out of glass that reflects like the mica on the desert so they knew this was the
House of Mica and all the peoples of the earth should go to it. So they met and talked about this.
They said that in the 1920's they had written and they had not been responded to, so they said this time we better go to the front door of the House
of Mica because things might get a lot worse.
So elders representing a number of tribes I believe drove to New York City. When the United Nations opened they went to the front door of the House of
Mica and they said these words:
"We represent the indigenous people of North America and we wish to address the nations of the Earth. We're going to give you four days to consider
whether or not we will be allowed to speak."
They retreated to one of the Six Nations Reserves in New York State. The Six Nations Reserves are keepers of the Great Law of Peace of the prophet
that appeared here in North America, Dagonnorida. And this Law of Peace is still recited, it takes four days between sunrise and noon. Each year an
Indian, by memory, must recite it about this time of year.
Four days later they came back and I believe the nations of the earth heard that the Indians had come to the door. And they voted to let the Indians
in. They wanted to hear what they had to say. But the United States is one of five nations of the United Nations with a veto power and still they were
concerned because this time the Native sovereignty was even stronger. And I believe they vetoed the entrance of the Native people.
So then they knew other things would happen on the Earth, and the United Nations would not bring peace on earth but there would be continuing and
deepening confusion. And that the little wars would get worse. So they retreated to the Six Nations Reserve and they talked about this and they said
the time is really getting close now, 1949.
They said, "We're going to divide the United States into four sections and each year we're going to have a gathering. We're going to call these
the 'White of Peace Gatherings'." They began to have these around 1950. And they authorized certain men to speak in English for the first time
about these prophecies.
One that I used to listen to many times, over and over, was Thomas Benyaka. He is a Hopi man. I believe he is still living. He was authorized to speak
in English about what was on the stone tablets and he has dedicated his lifetime to doing this. And they began to tell us at these gatherings, they
said "In your lifetime you're going to see things happen."
It was strange when they said it in the 1950's and 1960's but now it seems very clear. But then it was unusual. They said, "You're going to see a
time in your life when men are going to become women. The Great Spirit is going to make a man on the earth. He made him a man but this man is going to
say, "I know more than the Great Spirit. I'm going to change myself to be a woman:" And they will even nurse children. The Great Spirit is going to
make the woman on the earth. She's going to say, "I know more than the Great Spirit. I want to be a man. And she will be physically a man."
They said "You're going to see a time in your lifetime when the human beings are going to find the blueprint that makes us." They call that now,
DNA, deoxyribonucleic acid. They said, "They re going to cut this blueprint." They call that now, genetic splicing.
And they said, "They're going to make new animals upon the earth, and they're going to think these are going to help us. And it's going to seem
like they do help us. But maybe the grandchildren and greatgrandchildren are going to suffer."
They are making new animals. The elders talked about this. They said, "You will see new animals, and even the old animals will come back, animals
that people thought had disappeared. They will find them here and there. They'll begin to reappear."
They said (and I know many of you are from tribes that also have this prophecy, "You're going to see a time when the eagle will fly its highest in
the night and it will land upon the moon." Some tribes say the eagle will circle the moon. Some tribes say the eagle will fly it's highest in the
night. "And at that time," they say, "Many of the Native people will be sleeping," which symbolically means they have lost their teachings. There
are some tribes that say it will be as if they are frozen: they've been through the long winter.
But they say, "When the eagle flies it's highest in the night, that will be the first light of a new day. That will be the first thawing of
spring." Of course, at the first light of a new day, if you've stayed up all night, you notice it's really dark. And the first light, you want to
see it, but you can't. It sneaks up on you. You want to see it change but it's dark and then pretty soon it's getting light before you know it.
We're at that time now. The Eagle has landed on the moon, 1969. When that spaceship landed they sent back the message, "The Eagle has landed."
Traditionally, Native people from clear up in the Inuit region, they have shared with us this prophecy, clear down to the Quechuas in South America.
They shared with us that they have this prophecy. When they heard those first words, "The Eagle has landed," they knew that was the start of a new
time and a new power for Native people. There was absolutely nothing strong before us now. We may do anything we wish.
In 1776 when the United States Government printed the dollar, in one claw [of the eagle], if you've ever noticed, there is an olive branch in this
claw. They said that represented peace. The Indian elders shared with me in South Dakota that to them that represents the enslavement of black people.
In the prophecies of the Six Nations people they say there will be two great uprisings by black people to free themselves. We've seen one about 1964.
There will be a second, more violent one to come. I'll get back to what that means in a minute. In the other claw is 13 arrows. The founding fathers
of the United States said that represents the 13 States. But the elders say that represents the enslavement of the Native people.
When the Eagle landed on the moon, they decided to print a special silver dollar to commemorate that. I don't know how many of you noticed it. The
original design showed the spaceship landing on the moon but at the last minute it was changed to an actual eagle. And in the eagle's claws is the
olive branch, but the arrows are gone. The elders said, "That's our prophecy, we have been released."
There was one more uprising coming for the black race of people and then they will be released and this is also going to have an effect on Native
people, a good effect. There's a whole new set of prophecies from the Iroquois people about that and I won't have time to go into that this morning.
But we're in that time now. We're between the first light of a new day and the sunrise. The sunrise is about to come and when it comes up everyone
is going to see it. But you know how it is in the village there's a few people that get up early, and there are some that sleep until noon. I'm
probably one of those that sleeps until noon. They said when that Eagle lands on the moon, the powers will begin to come back to us.
Within seven days of the time the Eagle landed on the moon, the Freedom of Indian Religion Act was introduced into the United States Congress. The
legislation was introduced in 1969, less than seven days after the Eagle landed on the moon. Eventually it was passed in November of 1978, signed by
President Carter. These are the physical manifestations of the spiritual prophecies that we have.
So he said at this time you're going to see that things will speed up, that people on the earth will move faster and faster. Grandchildren will not
have time for grandparents. Parents will not have time for children. It will seem like time is going faster and faster. The elders advised us that as
things speed up, you yourself should slow down. The faster things go, the slower you go. Because there's going to come a time when the earth is going
to be shaken a third time.
The Great Spirit has been shaking the earth two times: the First and Second World Wars to remind us that we are a human family, to remind us that we
should have greeted each other as brothers and sisters. We had a chance after each shaking to come together in a circle that would have brought peace
on earth, but we missed that.
Tonight they were talking on the news about the sign for the Third Shaking of the Earth. I heard it while sitting in the airport after I missed my
plane. They said they're going to build what the elders called the "house in the sky".
In the 1950's they talked about this: they will build a house and throw it in the sky. When you see people living in the sky on a permanent basis,
you will know the Great Spirit is about to grab the earth, this time not with one hand, but with both hands.
Many of you of Native background may have heard "the spirits will warn you twice, but the third time you stand alone." We've had two warnings, the
first two World Wars, but now we stand alone in the third one. As it says in the Baha'i Writings, there will be no-one protected. When this house is
in the sky, the Great Spirit is going to shake the Earth a third time and whoever dropped that gourd of ashes, upon them it is going to drop.
They say at that time there will be villages in this land so great that when you stand in the villages you will not be able to see out, and in the
prophecies these are called "villages of stone", or "prairies of stone". And they said the stone will grow up from the ground and you will not be
able to see beyond the village. At the center of each and every one of these villages will be Native people, and they will walk as "hollow" shells
upon a "prairie of stone". They said "hollow shells" which means they will have lost any of their traditional understandings; they will be empty
They said after the Eagle lands on the moon some of these people will begin to leave these "prairies of stone" and come home and take up some of the
old ways and begin to make themselves reborn, because it's a new day. But many will not. And they said there's going to come a time when in the
morning the sun is going to rise and this village of stone will be there, and in the evening there would just be steam coming from the ground. They
will be as steam. And in the center of many of those villages of stone when they turn to steam, the Native people will turn to steam also because they
never woke up and left the village.
And this used to bother me when I was a young man. I used to ask the elders, "Isn't there anything we can do?" And they said, well, it's just that
way that if a person does not have the spiritual eyes to see, it's very hard to show them. Or if they don't have the ears to hear, it's very hard
to speak with them. We wish that we could go get them all but we can't. It's just that some are not going to wake up. But some will wake up.
And so they say there's going to be the Third Shaking of the Earth. It's not going to be a good thing to see but we will survive it. We will survive
it. And when we survive it, then there's going to be another attempt to make a circle of the human beings on the earth.
And this time the Native people will not have to petition to join but will be invited to enter the circle because they say the attitude towards us
will have changed by then, and people will let us into the circle and all the four colors of the four directions will share their wisdom, and there
will be a peace on earth. This is coming close.
A lot of times when I share this message of the prophecies, people say, "Can't we change it? Could we stop it?"
The answer is yes.
The prophecies are always "either/or". We could have come together way back there in 1565, and we could have had a great civilization, but we
didn't. Always along the path of these prophecies, we could have come together. We still could. If we could stop the racial and religious disharmony,
we would not have to go through this third shaking.
The elders say the chance of that is pretty slim. It seems to me like it's pretty slim, too. But they say what we can do is we can "cushion" it.
The word we use is "cushion". We can cushion it so it won't be quite as bad. How do we do this? We do this by sharing the teaching that will
The Hopis in their prophecies say there will be a religion that comes here. Maybe it will be true and bring unity, or maybe it will not be true and
not bring unity. If it does not bring unity, a second religion will come, and the people of this religion are known in the Hopi language as the
Bahani, the people of Baha. Ni means "people of".
When I heard about these [prophecies], none of them made any sense. Now most of it has come to pass. Last I heard on the news, they said the "house
in the sky" will be put up in 1996. It was going to be put up sooner, but it's been postponed for four years. Maybe it will be postponed again. But
in not too long it's going to go up. The earth as we know it is going to change.
Each of us carry, I believe, a sacred drop of light.
But now we're going into the human world. The mind is going to be opened up to the radiance of our own soul and the cycle of the human beings is
going to come back, and something so good is going to happen on the earth that it cannot even be described.
The elders say it in different ways. They say, there will be grass at that time when they make that circle and bring the peace on earth. There will be
blades of grass that have not quite come through the earth. Even they will try to push themselves up to be part of that day when the sun rises.
You know, one time the scientist came to the Hopis and they said, "We want to take a piece of the stone tablets." They said "We want to take the
stone tablets to a scientific laboratory to determine how old they are." The Hopis said, "We know how old they are". Well, the scientists said,
"We want to confirm it." Well, the Hopis let them take a little piece, and they did that by the carbon dating method
Editor's Note: This puzzles me, as stone cannot be carbon dated. Carbon 14 is taken in by organic life until the moment of death. Then the Carbon 14
is slowly released by that organic material and the rate of release can be calculated. Half-life computations tell the age of the tested material.
Stone is not organic.
They found these tablets were at least 10,000 years old, maybe 50,000. So when I say, "Thousands of years ago, there were Native people that spoke of
these things," that's exactly what I mean. They told their children and thousands of years ago, their children grew up and told their children, and
then their children grew up and told their children. And they spoke about the people that will live in this time.
And now it is us. We are the ones they spoke of long ago. They say to be alive, to come into creation and to live upon the earth at this time is a
In the cycle of time, from the beginning to the end, this time we are in now will change the purification of all things. They say this is the hardest
time to live, but it is also the greatest honor to be alive to live and see this.
In the state of Washington in 1855 they signed treaties and made 22 Indian reservations. They wanted to do it before there were problems. They thought
they were advanced at the time, they had learned from what had happened elsewhere. They made 22 Indian reservations and the elders spoke in 1855 and
they said, "We're going to become weaker, and you are going to become stronger, and if you wish to break these treaties, you may do so." They said,
"But there's going to come a time when the earth itself will rise up and purify itself and this will be announced.
It will be announced by the speaking of more than 16 Great Ones on the West Coast of this land. And when the 16 Great Ones speak, the purification
will have begun. There was a new [?] five years ago when Mt. Saint Helens, one of the 16 great volcanoes on the West Coast of this land, "spoke".
The Seattle Times did a special interest story. They went over to Watson Totus and Woodrow Bill. It was Woodrow Bill's son that made this hoop that I
brought here today, my good brother Randolf Bill. They asked Watson Totus and Woodrow Bill as spiritual people of the Yakuma nation, "What does this
mean?" What they said was so profound that they didn't put it on page 16, they put it on the front page of the Seattle Times.
They said, "This means that the races and nations of the earth should slow down and come together and talk to each other." That's exactly what it
meant. And we had four years and four days to do that.
Four years and four days later, Mt. Saint Helens erupted the second time. That was last spring, just about this time. That was our grace period. We
could have still done something really good. But now things are going to speed up. Now things are going to really happen fast. Time is going to go so
The more we share the Message, the more we will cushion the Third Shaking of the Earth, and the easier it will be on ourselves and others.
We are now within the purification of all things. Non-Natives call this the "Apocalypse". The Native elders call this the "Purification".
But don't despair. It sounds terrible, but we will survive it. We will live through it. I don't think there's anyone chosen to live through it, but
some people will.
So, in closing I would like to call on each and every person, regardless of who you are, young or old, Native or non-Native, to arise now, and to
awake, to embrace this time, to learn everything you can about the Teachings and the Writings, to arise and awake and go forth, all the peoples of the
Peoples everywhere are now receptive to the Message. This year is the year when that is really going to start, I believe, myself. Arise and awake.
There's people out there waiting to hear, waiting to hear... waiting to hear...
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