Add to EJ Playlist Heartpounding Chirpaq by Reencuentros from Indian's Vision CD and art images of Native American Indians by J.D. Challenger, Kirby Sattler, and other famous fine art works shown in galleries at firstnation.us and sattlerprint.co m
Images are owned by respective artists are are used for nonprofit, educational purposes.
The words of this song is in Quechua which is an ancient language spoken by the Incas and Peruvians of South America. Link to Reencuentros music http://www.reen cuentros.de/lin ks.html
Kayna punchau turonero
Mana pipas q'awarillaskan
Translated in English as best as possible.
Yesterday I was crying
as nobody saw me
I cried lonely
and I felt pain when I was
remembering my poor mother
Where is my heart?
where are my eyes?
They are already sad with me
Don't cry with me
my eyes cry
my heart suffers when I'm
remembering my parents
Add to EJ Playlist Fast paced, heart pounding beat. Ghost Dance by Apurimac III Nature Spirit Pride and beautiful art photos by J.D. Challenger, Frank Howell, and Howard Terpning.
HISTORY: The Ghost Dance was an attempt of a group of North American Indian tribes to further separate themselves from the white man and the religious doctrines they were forcing upon the tribal peoples. Among the Sioux and Arapaho, the Ghost Dance was one of the central rituals of a new religious movement that focused on the restoration of the past, as opposed to a salvation in a new future. The movement was active within limited tribes and mirrored other attempts by previous Indians to escape the civilization of the white man. The earlier movements included the Good Message of the Iroquois and the Dreamers of the Columbia River tribes. All of these movements had similar features including a rejection of the white mans civilization, especially alcohol, weapons and technology. In addition, the movements preached unity among tribes, even those that were once enemies and a revival of Indian customs that were threatened by the civilization of European peoples.
The despair and nostalgia associated with the Ghost Dance reflects that period from which the movement evolved. Plains tribes faced losing their freedom and being overtaken of their homes, their beliefs and their existence. The Ghost Dance was a resurrection of the dead, a bringing back of the customs and way of life that the Indians were trying to hold onto.
The prophet who began the movement of the Ghost Dance was Wovoka, a member of the Paiute Tribe. He was descended of a family of prophets and Shamans. Known as a medicine man, it was said that during an eclipse of the sun and while suffering from a high fever, he had a vision which inspired the development of the movement known as the Ghost Dance. The vision embodied the beliefs that inspired the followers of the movement including that the white man would disappear from the Earth after a natural catastrophe and that the Indian dead would return bringing with them the old way of life that would then last forever.
To bring these and the other beliefs into effect, the Indians had to practice the customs of the Ghost Dance movement and to renounce alcohol and farming and end mourning, since the resurrection would be coming soon. The most important practice to ensure the effectiveness of the movement was the dance itself.
The dance was unlike other Indian dances with fast steps and loud drumming. The Ghost Dance consisted of slow shuffling movements following the course of the sun. It would be performed for four or five days and was accompanied by singing and chanting, but no drumming or other musical instruments. In addition, both men and women participated in the dance, unlike others in which men were the main dancers, singers and musicians.
The first dance was held by Wovoka around 1889. Word spread quickly and the Ghost Dance was accepted by the Utes, Bannocks and Shoshone tribes. Eventually, the Plains tribes also adopted the Ghost Dance movement and the peaceful message of hope was spreading and uplifting many Indians. While adapting the movement, many tribes added specific customs and rituals to the Dance that reflected their tribes individuality. The Sioux added two specific elements including the use of hypnosis to bring about trances and aid in the communication with the dead, and a ghost shirt. Made of buckskin or cloth, the shirt was said to make the wearer immune to bullets, a weapon of death known initially only to the white man.
A famous Sioux warrior, Sitting Bull, adopted the Ghost Dance into his way of life. He was a respected leader, medicine man and warrior. His following of this movement alarmed the military and Indian Agencies. In 1890, just a few months after presiding at his first Ghost Dance, Sitting Bull was killed. His followers fled and joined the band of Kicking Bear, one of the first to practice with Wovoka. Donning their ghost shirts and with their beliefs firm in their hearts, the followers of the Ghost Dance were rounded up at Wounded Knee creek and killed while resisting arrest. Among those killed were women and children wearing their ghost shirts, which did not stop the bullets of the Indian Agencies or the Military.
The Ghost Dance continued to be danced in more southern tribes, but the end of the movement really came with the deaths at Wounded Knee. The hopes of the Indians also ended at that massacre. Many of Wovokas ideas and concepts were adopted by Peyote cults and can even be found in practice today. Indian tribes did not survive the push of the white man. Broken up and with broken dreams, the tribes were shuffled onto reservations and lost many of their customs and rituals. The Ghost Dance was one of those customs lost, but never forgotten. Resurrected from the past, the Ghost Dance and other tribal beliefs are brought to life everyday in the education of our nation.
Add to EJ Playlist Robbie Robertson Peyote Healing (Native American)
Wani wachiyelo Ate omakiyayo (Father help me I want to live)
Atay nimichikun (Father you have done this)
Oshiya chichiyelo (Humbly have pity on me)
Wani wachiyelo Atay omakiyayo (Father help me I want to live) [
Wani wachiyelo Atay (Father I want to live)
Add to EJ Playlist Medicine Music for Native American Flute and Drum - Native American Flute Cedar in A - Raven Cusson
Taos Double-Head Frame Drum - Niko Tarini / Original Composition by Raven Cusson
Horse medicine is the medicine of ultimate power. It is said that Native Americans believe that if you can steal an enemy's horse, you have stolen his power. Your true power comes through the wisdom you acquire by remembering your total journey, not only in this lifetime, but the life times that came before. Through this wisdom we learn not to judge others, but to have compassion for them in their journey. Horses are Symbols of Travel, Power and Freedom
This totem brings new journeys ~ It will teach you to ride in new directions and discover your own freedom and power ~ It is a totem guide to overcoming obstacles ~The Horse is the symbol of Wind ~ Horse people are usually friendly and adventurous ~ If a horse has shown up in your life, you must ask yourself: "Am I feeling constricted? Do you need to move on or allow others to move on?" ~ Horse will teach you how to ride into new directions to awaken and discover your own freedom and power.
The Wild Horse has long been a symbol of the Strength, Fortitude and Spirit of America -but who knew that America's Wild Horses are being slaughtered for food and sold in foreign marketplaces, since 2004! It sounds like science fiction to me, but I did some research and I assure you folks, it's true. Check it out for yourself. I put a link below which is as good a place as any to start your research.
I just wonder what else is going on in our country we don't know about? This is my small tribute to this beautiful animal that needs our help now.
Wild Horses are a spirited Part of the American Landscape. For Thousands of these magnificent animals, their place is now on foreign dining tables.
Without Public Hearings, Congress and President Bush have undone key parts of more than 30 years of federal law protecting wild horses and burros. The slaughter has resumed.
- Current Information on the legislative front to end the slaughter of America's Wild Horses
http://www.hsus .org/legislatio n_laws/federal_ legislation/vic tory_for_horses .html
- TAKE ACTION: End the Slaughter of America's Wild Horses. Anyone working toward this cause, private individual or entity, please feel free to use this video if you think it will help further the cause.
Watch THIS if you dare!!!
http://wjz.com/ video/?id=35914 @wjz.dayport.co m
Medicine Music for Native American Flute and Drum - Native American Flute Cedar in A - Raven Cusson / Taos Double-Head Frame Drum - Niko Tarini / Original Composition by Raven Cusson
Images were most respectfully purloined from the Internet. Anyone claiming ownership, I humbly request your permission to retain these images in this Video Slideshow, as I think together, we are really saying something. Please drop me a line, and I will be sure to credit you here! It's all in the spirit of the Greater Good.
Peace Every Day,
Add to EJ Playlist ***Native Americans***
Peoples who occupied North America before the arrival of the Europeans in the 15th cent. They have long been known as Indians because of the belief prevalent at the time of Columbus that the Americas were the outer reaches of the Indies (i.e., the East Indies). Most scholars agree that Native Americans came into the Western Hemisphere from Asia via the Bering Strait in a series of migrations. From Alaska they spread east and south. The several waves of migration are said to account for the many native linguistic families while the common origin is used to explain the physical characteristics that Native Americans have in common (though with considerable variation)Mongo loid features, coarse, straight black hair, dark eyes, sparse body hair, and a skin color ranging from yellow-brown to reddish brown. Many scholars accept evidence of Native American existence in the Americas back more than 25,000 years. In pre-Columbian times (prior to 1492) the Native American population of the area N of Mexico is estimated to have been between one and two million. From prehistoric times until recent historic times there were roughly six major cultural areas, excluding that of the Arctic, i.e., Northwest Coast, Plains, Plateau, Eastern Woodlands, Northern, and Southwest.
Add to EJ Playlist Wonderful music by Richard Blackhawk Kapusta, a new Trailer for my book Anasazi.contact Richard at www.blackhawkof wisconsin.com email him too, Okay, just cut and paste his web address.
oh..and if you get time check out my book on Amazon.com, I wrote it wrong in the video and the only way to fix it is pull it down. leave me a comment or rating if you get time :)