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Originally posted by the2ofusr1
reply to post by catwhoknows
Native Americans were bloodthirsty and killing each others' tribes while reciting this.
While I am sure there were some ,there were many tribes that lived in peace .
OP thank you for this post,and to the others , thanks for adding .
Both of my grand parents were native . Malecite,
and Mi'kmaq .A tidbit ...There seems to be no record of the natives ever ceding land to the crown in Atlantic Canada .....peace to all
Originally posted by muzzleflash
Why am I forced to stay up in the day time?
#9 said to rise and retire with the sun.
What the hell?
How does that have anything to do with morality or ethics?
Most of them sound fine but this one I just cannot accept.
I am a night owl.
I guess that means I am evil ? No sorry.
I am a Good Guy. Who enjoys being up all night long....
Really how the hell can anyone justify #9???
How else can you stargaze?
And didn't natives do many of their ceremonies after nightfall? Ohhh busted.
I bet this was written by a non-native.
It's ridiculous how many non-natives claim to be native American and write things like this, you would be surprised.
I seriously doubt this was written by a Native. Just my opinion.
Originally posted by Solomons
There is a bit of a myth that native Americans lived in complete harmony with nature, it's simply not true. They did many of the things we do today(but on a larger scale) they moved to an area rich in the resources they needed, used up those resources and then packed up their things and moved on...very rarely did they return to that same area.
Chief Dan Evehema's Message to Mankind I am very glad to have this time to send a message to you. We are celebrating a time in our history which is both filled with joy and sadness. I am very glad that our Hindu brothers have given us this opportunity to share these feelings with you because we know many of you are having the same troubles. We Hopi believe that the human race has passed through three different worlds and life ways since the beginning. At the end of each prior world, human life has been purified or punished by the Great Spirit "Massauu" due mainly to corruption, greed and turning away from the Great Spirit's teachings. The last great destruction was the flood which destroyed all but a few faithful ones who asked and received a permission from the Great Spirit to live with Him in this new land. The Great Spirit said, "It is up to you, if you are willing to live my poor, humble and simple life way. It is hard but if you agree to live according to my teachings and instructions, if you never lose faith in the life I shall give you, you may come and live with me." The Hopi and all who were saved from the great flood made a sacred covenant with the Great Spirit at that time. We Hopi made an oath that we will never turn away from Him. For us the Creators laws never change or break down. To the Hopi the Great Spirit is all powerful. He appeared to the first people as a man and talked with them in the beginning of this creation world. He taught us how to live, to worship, where to go and what food to carry, gave us seeds to plant and harvest. He gave us a set of sacred stone tablets into which He breathed all teachings in order to safeguard his land and life. In these stone tablets were made, instructions and prophecies and warnings. This was done with the help of a Spider woman and Her two grandsons. They were wise and powerful helpers of the Great Spirit. Before the Great Spirit went into hiding, He and Spider woman put before the leaders of the different groups of people many colors and sized of corn for them to choose their food in this world. The Hopi was the last to pick and then choose their food in this world. The Hopi then choose the smallest ear of corn. Then Massauu said, "You have shown me you are wise and humble for this reason you will be called Hopi (people of peace) and I will place in your authority all land and life to guard, protect and hold trust for Me until I return to you in later days for I am the First and the Last." This why when a Hopi is ordained into the higher religious order, the earth and all living things are placed upon his hands. He becomes a parent to all life on earth. He is entitled to advise and correct his children in whatever peaceful way he can. So we can never give up knowing that our message of peace will reach our children. Then it is together with the other spiritual leaders the destiny of our future children is placed. We are instructed to hold this world in balance within the land and the many universes with special prayers and ritual which continue to this day.