Author: | Posted on: February 9, 2012
“The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man’s heart away from nature becomes hard.”
~Luther Standing Bear, Oglala Sioux~
As you age what you carry becomes heavier, your contentment and joy depends on what you carry.
I have included a few quotes for you guys here; these are quotes which mean something vital and positive, these are the quotes which make one stop and think.
Don’t worry if you don’t know all the answers, no one knows the answer to everything, it is the finding out and the journey it brings that makes the difference.
Don’t be sad hearted if it is wet and windy today, for it may be wet today but will be sunny and joyful tomorrow.
“As a child I understood how to give; I have forgotten this grace since I became civilized.”
~Ohiyesa, Santee Sioux
“I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.”
~Red Cloud, Oglala Sioux~
There are several Chief White Clouds from Illinois in the nineteenth century of the Ho-Chunk tribe (Winnebago) Wabokieshiek translated as White Cloud, there is also Wabanquot a (Chippewa chief) translated as White Cloud who was from Ojibwa and Chief Mahaska who was also called White Cloud.
Here is a mention to White Cloud a Chief who has written his spiritual sense of what he believes to be true.
The Prayer of White Cloud
Whose voice I hear in the winds,
And whose breath gives life to all the world,
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.
Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock.
I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother,
but to fight my greatest enemy – myself.
Make me always ready to come to you
with clean hands …
and straight eyes,
So when life fades, as the fading sunset,
my spirit may come to you …
Pics taken from online resource http://s210.photobucket.com/albums/bb146/blueeyes1957/Native%20American/?action=view¤t=302753kafuhwdz25.jpg
Thank you, Terry, for telling it like it is. I am also tkhnaful for the others who posted information on the process.I have the book from the 1973 wounded knee, it is very interesting I wasn’t happy with how it ended, I don’t believe things were really settled during negotiations .the whole foundation needed changing, not re-negotiating old stuff.Another excellent book that speaks from the past in a very real and touching way is called, Touch the EArth . This quotes many of the original tribal leaders and elders and thier opinions of the white man and his treaties.I agree that it is time for all native people to band together and to rethink the form of government that has been forced upon them. It is time to educate each and every household and every member in it, even if that requires knocking on every door and sitting at every dinner table/coffee table and informing the people of thier rights, thier responsibilities.It is time to produce our own food, to feed our elders first, the children second and to create a bridge between the two .Every house should have a garden, every garage should have it’s own personal windmill Lessons on herbs, hunting, fire, fishing should maybe be required for membership/roll numbers on some of these reservations .it is time to undo that which has been done to native people .one people, one earth ..I am ready, are you? I am about to produce reports on every aspect of self-sufficiency and education that my husband and I have approached our tribal leadership about. These reports will be submitted at the Main Council Meeting in three months time. From there forward, we will wash our hands of this tribe and will seek membership in a secondary tribe in my husband heritage.Unless there is a miracle in the hearts and minds of the leadership here, our time is over. It is foolish to knock our heads against this wall any longer. I was told in a dream(late 2010) that if this tribe does not change thier ways, they will be distroyed. Also know that, in another dream(2008), it was revealed that the gaming tribes of California will be dismembered. (a coyote pulled apart by golden bears after being tripped/caught by brown bears(federal government)) I see articles appearing on this site about the IRS vs. different tribes .this is not good Cold frames, green houses, hoop houses, solar energy, wind, bioDEISEL, not bio-fuel .secure your source of water .root cellars, canning, dairy animals, rabbits, chickens, pigs, fruit orchards .know your wild foods, promote the growth and propagation of these plants manage your deer populations and your ranges for grouse, chucker, quail alternative crops for sale such as buckthorn, dandilion, bitterroot and others .Manufacturing of man powered personal transportation, recycling centers for all metals make them state of the art and green .whoever controls the waste, controls the world .We can end diabetes and gout, none of my friends or family have these things anymore and the plants grow right outside thier houses, on tribal lands. The ones with arthritis are almost completely healed as well .these answers are available to every one I FOUND them, in books and online if the tribes will maintain sovergnty, they can become a beacon of light for health and healing, for green recycling and manufacturing and maybe for character and integrity as well.Thanks for listening.C.