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  1999  					     SUMMER/FALL 1999

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Introduction and Intention Wasicu Seven Blunders Hopi Check List
Thomas Banyacya
Dan Evehema
Passes at Sunrise
The Hopi Declaration of Peace The Essence of Hopi Prophecy
The True White Brother
A Christian Response to Hopi Prophecy
A Challenge to Christians
Articles of, by and for
Water Basics
Failure in the Midwest
Arizona Evolves Fill in the Blanks
Papa Possum
A Hero for Our Times
Native Women's Plays
Call for Submissions
The Earth is Flat! Permaculture Resource
The Ant People
Showing a connection between the Hopi and Egypt and Tibet
Y2K? Why you bet! This is the only Y2K page. Because I like her attitude.

Important Gatherings
Black Hills Events
June 21-25/June 26-29/July 4-9
Huron-Wyandot Gathering
August 27-29
June 18-21
Cherokee Powwow
August 6-8
Delaware Reconcile
After 178 Years
Gathering of Native Americans
June 22-25

Introduction and Intention

It is said in the Book that when eleven certain men (one had killed himself) received the Good News they were filled with joy and doubt. I believe that such times are upon us - again.

All cultures have histories of renewal and they were turbulent, costly, and necessary. Every account is of a struggle for power that is not for humans to hold; and every account delivers the simple life back to the patient and hopeful.

This Clamor Seven is written with the intent of showing our human and spiritual connections; our foibles and foolishness, and the rock-strewn paths that we have built for ourselves.

Keep faith: all roads lead Home.

And Wasicu To You, Too

I have learned a new word: wasicu. Actually I have seen it used before but an online friend was kind enough to tell me the meaning.

Here you go: wasicu "he who takes the fat." I love it. Wasicu. I am pronouncing it wa sic you with the emphasis on the "you." As in, "Wasicu and the horse you rode in on."

Not to be used in polite company, but it needs to be said.

It applies to:

These wasicu are of all nations, colors, and politics.

Wasicu is the Lakota word for "white man."

It's just not accurate anymore.

EDITOR NOTE: Just so I won't be spreading ignorance in the name of "humor" I hereby add on this day, November 30, 1999, this email info that was kindly sent me:

"The correct pronunciation is wah-see'-chew I have seen that modern derivation of "fat stealer", but I have also been told it just means "white man" with no derogation as such. My Lakota step mom calls me wasicu witkotkoka, goofy acting white man, when she is in a good mood. She calls me "brain dead" when I forget something, like leaving the lawnmower outside. I think like "beligana", wasicu can take on a secondary meaning."

Thank you Jason.

Now that we are all friends:

Seven Blunders Of The World
That Lead To Violence

(Signed) Mahatma Gandhi

Hopi Check List

A Native American named Choquosh Auh-ho-oh was recently summoned by a prestigious group of Hopi elders (she's not Hopi, but some other tribe). They told her they have a message for her to share. They said, "You've been telling people the 11th hour is approaching. Tell them it is here, and there are things to be considered."

They gave her a 10-point Hopi Checklist to consider:

  1. Where do you live (not just geographically)?
  2. What is it that you do?
  3. How are your relationships?
  4. Are you in right relation with the Earth?
  5. Where is your water?
  6. Know your garden (and nature around you).
  7. Speak your truth; it is time now.
  8. Be good to each other.
  9. Don't look outside yourself for the leader.
  10. This could be a good time.

Thomas Banyacya,

On February 6, 1999, the world lost one of its leading messengers, for nonviolence and the spiritual reawakening necessary to change the course of human history off of the path towards total destruction and onto the path towards true peace and harmony among all life, with the passing of 89 year old Hopi Prophecy spokesman Thomas Banyacya.

Inspired by the great Hopi Elder Yukiuma whom he regarded as "The Hopi Gandhi", Banyacya spent seven years in prison in the 1940's because of his steadfast conscientious objection to registering for military service.

After the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was seen by the Hopi spiritual leaders as a fulfillment of their ancient prophecies about "the gourd of ashes falling on the Earth two times", in December of 1948, those leaders from the various Hopi villages and religious societies met for the first time in history to compare their previously secret knowledge as per their ancient instructions handed down through the generations.

Banyacya was commissioned at that meeting to bring to the outside world the Message of Peace and the warnings for humanity revealed at this meeting. For the rest of his life he firmly held true to this commitment, despite hardships and criticisms, and traveled widely to carry their message and in the process helped to inspire the revival of the traditional Indigenous American cultures over the past decades.

Devoting himself totally to this mission, he still lived a simple lifestyle and he and his family survived as best they could in the traditional ways with some help from the minimal donations of people who supported his work.

Banyacya felt that his life's mission was fulfilled, after decades of unsuccessful attempts, when he was able to bring the Hopi message and spokesmen to the United Nations (the "house of mica" predicted by the Hopi prophecies) to deliver their messages in 1992 and 1993 in the context of the gathering of global indigenous leaders who came on the occasion of the United Nations designation of 1993 as the International Year of the World's Indigenous Peoples and 1995-2004 as the International Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples.

His message was simple yet still inscrutable to the mind of "Western Civilization", that all of the problems of modern society are rooted in an error in human thinking clouded by attachments to the world of material comforts and that to solve all of these problems we only have to reawaken spiritually to the innate human/spiritual relationship to all life as our relations, and to all people as one human race.

He was convinced that the simple spiritually focused lifestyle is the only one which will survive in these times of increasing wars, violence and even natural disasters brought on by this error in human thinking. His life was an inspiration, for so very many people, to respect the ancient wisdom of the traditional indigenous cultures of our beloved Mother Earth.

Decades before scientists recognized the currently evident signs of global climate change he was warning that the actions of industrial society would bring on the calamities we now see all around the world with increasingly devastating storms, earthquakes, etc. Society would be well advised to heed this wisdom and take action before it is too late.

Included below is one of his landmark documents, within which is coded the essence of the traditional teachings of the message of peace, which he called "The Hopi Declaration of Peace". If one were to meditate on its deepest significance the simplicity of the message of peace, and how to implement it, will become clearer.

Also included below is a document called "The Essence of Hopi Prophecy" composed by someone in consultation with the Hopi Elders whom Banyacya represented as their traditional messenger.

He taught a generalized meaning of the word Hopi,
as any people who truly live as "peaceful people".

The greatest tragedy of his passing is that the many documents he has produced and accumulated over the years have not yet reached general public attention, but with the capability of the internet today perhaps his wife and children will get the help that they need to bring out these teachings into this realm of modern communications. They may still be reached as:
Banyacya, PO Box 112, Kykotsmovi, AZ, 86034.

The Hopi Declaration of Peace

It is in the Power of the True Hopi People to unify the minds and spirits of all true peace seeking peoples of the earth...

"Hopi" means "Peaceful People"... and the truest and greatest power is the strength of Peace...because Peace is the Will Of The Great Spirit...

But do not think that just because the True Hopi People have been told by the Great Spirit never to take up arms... that the True Hopi People will not fight... even die for what we know to be the right way of Life.

The True Hopi People Know how to fight without killing or hurting...

The True Hopi People Know how to fight with Truth and Positive Force In The Light Of The Great Spirit...

The True Hopi People Know how to Educate by clear thoughts... good pictures...and by carefully chosen words...

The True Hopi People Know how to show to all the world's Children the True Way of Life by setting an example... by working and communicating in a way that reaches the minds and hearts of all people who are truly seeking the methods of a simple and spiritual Life which is the only Life that will survive...

The True Hopi People preserve the sacred knowledge about the way of the earth because the True Hopi People know that the Earth is a living...growing person...and all things on it are her children...

The True Hopi People Know how to show the Right Way of Life to all the world's people who have ears to listen... who have eyes to see... and who have hearts to understand these things...

The True Hopi People Know how to generate enough Power to link up the forces of the Minds and Spirits of all the True Children of the Earth ... and to Unify them with the Positive Force of the Great Spirit so that they may put an end to affliction and persecution in all afflicted places in this world...

The true Hopi People declare that Hopi Power be a force which will bring about world change.

Thomas Banyacya

The Essence of Hopi Prophecy

The entire Hopi Prophecy usually takes many days to tell, and many life times to fully understand. This is a short summary of essential points.

The Balance of Life

As caretakers of life we affect the balance of nature to such a degree that our own actions determine whether the great cycles of nature bring prosperity or disaster. Our present world is the unfoldment of a pattern we set in motion.

Our divergence from the natural balance is traced to a point preceding the existence of our present physical form.. Once we were able to appear and disappear at will, but through our own arrogance we took our procreative powers for granted and neglected the plan of the creator. As a consequence we became stuck in our physical form, dominated by a continual struggle between our left and right sides, the left being wise but clumsy, and the right being clever and powerful but unwise, forgetful of our original purpose.

The Cycle of Worlds

This suicidal split was to govern the entire course of our history through world after world. As life resources diminished in accord with the cycles of nature, we would try to better our situation through our own inventions, believing that any mistakes could be corrected through further inventions.

In our cleverness, most of us would lose sight of our original purpose, become involved in a world of our own design, and ultimately oppose the order of the universe itself, becoming the mindless enemy of the few who would still hold the key to survival.

In several previous worlds the majority have advanced their technology in this way, even beyond what we know today. The consequent violations against nature and fellow humans caused severe imbalances which were resolved in the form of war, social disintegration and natural catastrophe.

As each world reached the brink of annihilation, there remained a small minority who had managed to live in nearly complete accord with the infinite plan, as implied in the name, Hopi. Toward the final stages they would find themselves beset with signs of disintegration within, as well as enticing offers and severe threats from without, aimed toward forcing them to join the rest of the world.

Our Present World

Our common ancestors were among the small group who miraculously emerged from the last world as it reached its destruction, though they too were tainted with corruption. The seeds of the crisis we face today were brought with us when we first set foot in this world.

Upon reaching our present world, our ancestors set out on a long migration to meet the Great Spirit in the form of Maasauu, the caretaker of this land and all that lives upon it. They followed a special pattern, however a very serious omen made a separate journey necessary, in order to balance the extreme disorder anticipated for the later days.

The True White Brother

A Hopi of light complexion, now known as the "true white brother," left the group and travelled in the direction of rising sun, taking with him a stone tablet which matches a similar tablet held by one of those who went on to meet Maasauu at a place called Oraibi, where the present Hopi villages were established according to his instructions.

The Hopi anticipated the arrival of a race of lightskinned people from the east, predicting many of their inventions , which would serve as signs indicating certain stages in the unfoldment of the pattern the Hopi had studied from antiquity.

It was clearly foreseen that the visitors, in their cleverness, might lose sight of their original purpose, in which case they would be very dangerous. Still the Hopi were to watch for one who has not left the spiritual path, and carries the actual stone tablet.

The Swastika and the Sun

Through countless centuries the Hopi have recalled in their ceremonies the previous worlds, our emergence to the present world, and our purpose in coming here. Periodically they have renewed their vow with Maasauu to live the simple, humble way of life he laid out for them, and to preserve the balance of nature for the sake of all living things. The knowledge of world events has been handed down in secret religious societies who keep watch as each stage unfolds.

The leaders watched especially for a series of three world-shaking events, accompanied by the appearance of certain symbols that describe the primordial forces that govern all life, from the sprouting of a seed to global movements such as weather, earthquakes, migrations and wars.

The gourd rattle is a key symbol. A gourd signifies seed force. The shaking of the gourd rattle in ceremonies means the stirring of life forces. On the rattle are drawn the ancient symbols of swastika, showing the spirals of force sprouting from a seed in four directions, surrounded by a ring of red fire, showing the encircling penetration of the sun's warmth which causes the seed to sprout and grow.

The first two world-shaking events would involve the forces portrayed by the swastika and the sun. Out of the violence and destruction of the first, the strongest elements would emerge with still greater force to produce the second event. When the actual symbols appeared it would be clear that this stage of the prophecy was being fulfilled.

The Gourd Full of Ashes

Eventually a "gourd full of ashes" would be invented, which if dropped from the sky would boil the oceans and burn the land, causing nothing to grow there for many years. This would be the signal for a certain Hopi to bring out his teachings in order to warn the world that the third and final event would happen soon, and that it could bring an end to all life unless people correct themselves and their leaders in time.

Hopi leaders now believe the first two events were the first and second world wars, and the "gourd full of ashes" is the atomic bomb. After the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, teachings formerly kept secret were compared and released to the world. The details presented here are part of those teachings.

The Day of Purification

The final stage, called the " great day of purification, " has also been described as a "mystery egg," in which the forces of the swastika and the sun, plus a third force symbolized by the color red, culminate either in total rebirth, or total annihilation - we don't yet know which, but the choice is ours. War and natural catastrophe may be involved. The degree of violence will be determined by the degree of inequity caused among the peoples of the world and in the balance of nature. In this crisis, rich and poor will be forced to struggle as equals to survive.

That it will be very violent is now almost taken for granted among traditional Hopi, but man may still lessen the violence by correcting his treatment of nature and fellow man. Ancient spiritually-based communities, such as the Hopi, must especially be preserved and not forced to abandon their wise way of life and the natural resources they have vowed to protect.

The Fate of Mankind

The Hopi play a key role in the survival of the human race, through their vital communion with the unseen forces that hold nature in balance, as an example of a practical alternative to the suicidal man-made system, and as a fulcrum of world events. The pattern is simple. "The whole world will shake and turn red and turn against those who are hindering the Hopi."

The man-made system now destroying Hopi is deeply involved in similar violations throughout the world. The devastating reversal predicted in the prophecies is part of the natural order. If those who thrive from that system, its money and its laws, can manage to stop it from destroying Hopi, then many may be able to survive the day of purification and enter a new age of peace. But if no one is left to continue the Hopi Way, then the hope for such an age is in vain.

The forces we must face are formidable, but the only alternative is annihilation. Still the man-made system cannot be corrected by any means that requires one's will to be forced upon another, for that is the source of the problem. If people are to correct themselves and their leaders, the gulf between the two must disappear. To accomplish this one can only rely on the energy of truth itself.

This approach, which is the foundation of the Hopi way of life, is the greatest challenge a mortal can face. Few are likely to accept it. But once peace is established on this basis, and our original way of life is allowed to flourish, we will be able to use our inventive capacity wisely, to encourage rather than threaten life, and benefit everyone rather than giving advantage to a few at the expense of others. Concern for all living things will far surpass personal concerns, bringing greater happiness than could formerly be realized. Then all living things shall enjoy lasting harmony.

The above is offered in memory of a dear, sweet, peaceful, and gentle man, by
David Crockett Williams

PS: Thomas Banyacya also had a poignant sense of humor. When he visited Santa Barbara in January 1990 for the Rainbow Uprising Campaign events, while talking to some young people, he observed "I think those people in the United States Government made some mistakes, and a mistake in spelling on their dollar bill. When the white people came they went everywhere digging up the earth to find gold. On the dollar bill it says 'In God We Trust' but I think that they misspelled that and they left the 'l' out of 'In Gold We Trust'".

Chief Dan Evehema

Chief Dan Evehema, 108 years old (or so), has put on the cloud mask and walked the sacred corn meal pathway to the west. January 15, 1999 at sun rise, our beloved eldest elder Dan Evehema, aka known as "Little Dan" left the world of the living to join the Katchinas and be reunited with his wife and family in the underworld.

Grandfather Dan Evehema was considered the Spiritual Leader, Snake Priest, Society Father, Eldest Elder of the Traditional Hopi Nation, Hotevilla Arizona by all those who knew and loved him. Also co-author of "Hotevilla Shrine of the Covenant" and "Hopi Survival Kit" and co-author of Techqua Ikachi, the Traditional Hopi Newsletter along with many, many other Elders.

Dan Evehema one of the Spiritual Sources behind the Elders' visits to the United Nations and the Hopi Sovereign, Independent Nation along with David Monongye, James Kootz, Grandmother Carolyn, and others. May his spirit soar and the Hopi Seeds of Peace he nurtured multiply in the world.

The Corn fields will mourn the loss of this one, the one they called "Kwa". These Hopi Traditionalists have been keepers of a faith and culture more than 22,000 years old [according to carbon-dated prehistoric rock recordings]. They are the only native people of America [perhaps the world] to have sustained virtually their entire culture, though it is highly threatened today.

Hotevilla reveals the Covenant the great spirit of the Earth made with the Hopi 1,100 years ago and the prophecy that it involved: the Hopi were to understand themselves to be the microcosm of all of humanity and keepers of the world's balance. Time would spiral down toward a climax.

This information was to be released at a special time in History--our time-- when they, their tradition and wisdom would be threatened with extinction which, if it were to happen, would be catastrophic for all of humanity. With his blessings we have the information over the Cob Webs in the Sky and the Hopi Prophecy for you today.

Grandfather Dan's accomplishments and life is something we should all take to task. Grandfather Evehema has no children of his own, he is survived by his care taker and niece, Susie Lomastka, her children and his adopted Spiritual Granddaughter, DeeSee Mana aka, Katherine Cheshire. Other uncles and relations wish to keep their names private due to political struggles. We all miss him but celebrate his arrival with our relations on the other side.

Hopi Prophecy

Hopi Chief Dan Evehema's Message to Mankind

The True White Brother

Well, here we go. I have listened to the denominations and the religions and the cultures.

The prophecies - when heard with love in the heart - are promises of hope that include all of the Creator's children.

Those same prophecies - if heard literally with fear in the mind - speak of conflicts that can become Self-fulfilling doom. That is, doom fulfilled by Self-centeredness, Self-conciousness, and just plain old Selfishness.

And so I must address my Christian brothers and sisters:

We speak of the Body of Christ - and our Bible tells us that Christ is not divided - yet many demand their way instead of The Way.

We are told that the annointing Spirit of the Creator (Christ) is in us yet many seek answers outside.

We are told that the kingdom of heaven comes not with observation, yet many are waiting for a sign from the sky.

We are told wonderful promises for "he who overcomes," and many use it as a battle cry against the neighbor we are told to love.

There is no one I know who can speak from the mountain. We all fail daily.

If I understand the Hopi Prophecy correctly, they are looking for the True White Brother as an individual.

I would like to put forth another perspective.

There are messages of hope and the promise of the unity of all humanity in every prophecy given to the Creator's children.

So, I present this for your consideration: The True White Brother is not one person. The only True Undividable White Brother is the Body of Christ; those who are unified in their hearts by the in-dwelling Spirit of the Creator.

Comments welcome, but do us both a favor - pray first.


Arizona Evolves
A Day in the Life of the Children

What is time to the Creator? Just an invention to challenge the children. We spend more time counting trees than enjoying the walk through the woods.

But, curious creatures that we are, knowledge requires an ongoing workforce to count the beans and place them in their proper little pigeonholes.

Evolution is the subject and the Arizona Board of Education has set an agenda and requirements for high school students to explain the ineffable.

Please don't misunderstand me; I enjoy the foolish chase myself and there are links on this Web page for your amusement.

See them on our links page under Related Research, and Evolution/Systemics

The new Arizona academic statement:

Sounds like fun to me, though 3.5 billion years seems a tad limiting, especially using our inflated/deflated money values which show that a billion ain't what it used to be.

And here is the link to the Current Standards. After a two hour debate the Arizona Board of Education decided to add the word "evolution" to the curriculum. The vote was six to three.

One board member stated resentment that many consider the term evolution as "Godless."

The word itself has been avoided and the 1996 Arizona academic standards instead used the description "how organisms change over time in terms of biological adaptation and genetics" to be included in high school biology classes.

The fine line is that religion says "Noah's flood" and science says "a great flood." The tiny words "a" and "the" have certainly spawned many debates, and some denominations base their beliefs on prepositions.

"Speaking of a global flood would be scientific. What better way to teach science than to give students both sides of the issue?"

EDITOR'S NOTE: Now that is news to me. Since when have the high schools included the Bible, or, for that matter, the Quran, or any of the writings that would lead to communication with the diverse (yet - in my opinion - common) beliefs of the brothers and sisters with which we are to share this planet? END NOTE.

We have added new links to these two books - more to follow - and they may be found under religion on the links pages.

Director of the creationist Interfaith League for Sound Government, Andrew Cosentino, recommended teaching creationism and giving this view "equal time." Here is the Interfaith League's view on our declining society: "Why are so many public school teachers afraid for their lives? Is it because our young as told via the deceptions of evolution that they are animals?"

One more quote from a member of the academic board: "It's the best knowledge that we have available today."

Good - better - best - another can of worms.

Link to full article.

Just as an aside: The scientists now tell us that the universe is
expanding faster than the speed of light. How do they know?

Fill In The Blanks
20 Questions

About 500 years ago, an explorer named _____ from the country of ____ came to the shores of _____.

He saw a beautiful land rich in timber, minerals, and fertile soil. There were ____ million Indians, with ____ hundred tribes, speaking ____ languages. Except for occasional tribal rifts, these were peaceful people.

We will call the Indians who were compliant to the wishes and demands of these "civilized people" The Friendlies. We will call those who resisted the invader/intruders The Hostiles.

There was no advantage or hope for either group: The Friendlies died mysteriously of strange new diseases: ______. The Hostiles were simply murdered with superior weapons.

Five hundred years later there were now _____ survivors of ____ tribes and speaking _____ languages.

Bandits in the various guises of _____ pillaged and raped. Land was stolen. Holy men of _____ had the unbelieving heathens murdered in the name of _____. This led to loss of hope in these peoples.

In these modern times one of the greatest tragedies is _____ among the _____.

This genocide had caused disfavor in the world community. With a big to-do some of the lands were returned to the people and "safe zones" were created.

But the _____ government had to admit that corruption within itself had allowed government agencies to rob the very people they were to protect.

Infected clothing had been issued and once again disease spread among the people.

____ and ____ were used to spray ____. Bounties were offered for the ____ of murdered Indians.

Of all the ranchers and other land grabbers who have committed these atrocities ____ have been prosecuted.

That's 20 and time is up - literally. Answers below.

About 500 years ago, an explorer named Pedro Alvares Cabral of Portugal came to Brazil.

He saw a beautiful land rich in timber, minerals, and fertile soil. There were five million Indians, with nine hundred tribes, speaking 1,175 languages. Except for occasional tribal rifts, these were peaceful people.

We will call the Indians who were compliant to the wishes and
demands of these "civilized people" The Friendlies.

We will call those who resisted the invader/intruders The Hostiles.

There was no advantage or hope for either group: The Friendlies died mysteriously of strange new diseases: Smallpox, measles, yellow fever, influenza, and tuberculosis.

The Hostiles were simply murdered with superior weapons.

Five hundred years later there were now 270,000 survivors of 206 tribes speaking 170 languages.

Bandits in the various guises of miners, ranchers, and developers pillaged and raped. Land was stolen. Holy men of God had the unbelieving heathens murdered in the name of God . . . again. This led to loss of hope in these peoples.

In these modern times one of the greatest tragedies is suicide among the young people.

This genocide had caused disfavor in the world community. With a big to-do some of the lands were returned to the people and "safe zones" were created.

But the Brazilian government had to admit that corruption within itself had allowed government agencies to rob the very people they were to protect.

Infected clothing had been issued and once again disease spread among the people. Airplanes and helicopters were used to spray bacteria.

Bounties were offered for the ears of murdered Indians.

Of all the ranchers and other land grabbers who have committed these atrocities none have been prosecuted.

Did you think it was someone else? It always is.

I have been featuring Papa Possum on the links page for about two years. He has gone through bouts of illness and at one point has closed the Bucket Line from lack of response. He is a hero and here is an account from Turtle Tracks, a newsletter I recommend. To subscribe email: NACFChala

Hero of the Week
Papa Possum
When PapaPossum first started visiting AOL's Native American Chat rooms, he listened as people complained that nothing was being done to help the People. Soon after, he read a letter by Connie Gray about the problems in Indian Country.

Papa said, "Well, here is my chance to do what no one else will, give them a chance to put their money where their mouths are."

With help from TxRose and Saholisso, he began a program called "Bucket Line to the Elders." Now in its second year, "Bucket Line to the Elders" delivers clothes, food, over-the-counter medicine, firewood, and even makes housing repairs to those living on the reservations.

Currently, PapaPossum is helping the Navajo Nation, but others, including the Shoshone and Ute, who live in Papa's area, are in desperate need. He says, "Any Elder that needs help - if it is within my power - I will do what I can, to help."

PapaPossum hopes to start chapters of "Bucket Line to the Elders" in each state, making sure that each chapter is self sufficient. All volunteers are welcome, especially children!

"Kids are very important; they can probably do more for us than any other group can. When kids get involved, they go all out; their enthusiasm is spreads like wildfire...the kids and the elders are the future of our Nations. Kids learn from the elders...keeping the spirit alive to hand down to other kids wanting to learn. Besides, if a young one is working for a good cause, then, they have a good reason not to be out on the streets."

And, when children ask what PapaPossum what they can do, he has some neat ideas! "Bake sales...little raffles of homemade things, like Indian crafts...collecting aluminum cans for recycling. They could even start a penny drive in their neighborhood!"

PapaPossum is Choctaw, Irish and English, and lives on a disability pension. Although money is tight, he has a heart of gold, and helps in any way that he can. His actions prove one doesn't need much money to make a difference.

To learn more about PapaPossum, his volunteers, and what they do, follow the link:

Bucket Line To The Elders

"Turtle Tracks" is a free subscription Native American Youth Newsletter. If you would like your name added to our mailing list, please contact NACFChala

UCLA American Indian Studies Center Announcement
Project HOOP
Call for Submissions

Native Women's Plays

Editors of a forthcoming anthology of Native women's theater request unpublished or previously published plays by Native women writers from the United States and Canada.

This project is in association with Project HOOP (Honoring Our Origins and People through Native Theater, Education, and Community Development), a recent initiative to advance Native theater in tribally controlled colleges and their communities, and will be published by the UCLA American Indian Studies Center.

Due to a tight publication schedule, review of submissions will begin May 1, 1999, and continue through July 1, 1999, for a projected publication date early 2000. Therefore, the editors would greatly appreciate receiving submissions as early as possible.


  1. 1) Submit manuscripts (double-spaced) on 8 1/2" x 11" paper. Be prepared to submit the play on disk upon notification of acceptance.
  2. 2) On a separate page, include your name, mailing address, phone number(s), e-mail address, fax number, and your agent's information (if applicable).
  3. 3) Also include the copyright holder and copyright date, and for previously published plays, please include the name and contact information of the authorized permissions agent if other than the author.
  4. 4) In addition, please include a brief biographical statement and a production history of the play, including staged readings (if applicable).
  5. 5) Please send submission(s) and all requested information to:
    Dr. Jaye T. Darby and Stephanie Fitzgerald
    UCLA American Indian Studies Center
    3220 Campbell Hall, Box 951548
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1548
Inquiries: (310) 794-9997
Permaculture Resource Directory:

I'm putting together a permaculture resource directory for seventh generation funds sustainable cultures conference. I'm looking for native american groups who work with renewable energy, natural building, organic gardening/farming or permaculture. I would appreciate any leads so I can add them to the directory. Thank you, Dustin Detweiler

The Earth is Flat!

Since 1992 it has been the law in Saudi Arabia that the earth is flat and that is what is taught.

OK - so what? So this:
Once a basic like "roundness" has lost its third dimension there can be no study of astronomy because nothing will relate. The sky has become a bowl with holes in it . . . again.

Longitude and latitude have no meaning and for all we know gravity has been repealed.

With no worlds revolving around worlds physics and chemistry are unfounded. Forget quantum physics and stop the search for the top quark - it's illegal.

All accepted frames of reference have been eliminated by mandate. Any harmless question from a curious mind is now a criminal act. And of course if you tell the joke that a rocketship is traveling to the sun by night it will not be funny. And you're under arrest.

We of course know that such a law is absurd, and it can't happen here. But it has happened - to the aboriginal people of this continent - and the instance is language and tradition.

When something is used or taught over the centuries it becomes inherent to the culture that uses this "common understanding."

When another culture or religion tries to imprint over this imbedded knowledge it blocks the flow and growth of the peoples.

Fortunately there is a growing resurgence of tradition and knowledge and someday the world will be round again.

The Ant People

Thomas Mills' book, "The Truth" was first featured in Clamor Six.
Since then we have been in email contact and he has sent me
some more discoveries in his book.
"I have learned not to discount what the Hopi say."

Tom also sent me this URL: Archaeology 3. It is further substantiation of his book and here it is just as it came from the Web.

Egyptian Artifacts in the Grand Canyon
The Phoenix Gazette - April 5, 1909:
Remarkable Finds Indicate Ancient People Migrated From Orient:

The latest news of the progress of the explorations or what is now regarded by Scientists as not only the oldest archaeological discovery in the United States, but one of the most valuable in the world, which was mentioned some time ago in the Gazette, was brought to the city yesterday by G.E. Kinkaid, the explorer who found the great underground citadel of the Grand Canyon during a trip from Green River, Wyoming, down the Colorado, in a wooden boat, to Yuma, several months ago.

According to the story related to the Gazette by Mr. Kinkaid, the archaeologists of the Smithsonian Institute, which is financing the expeditions, have made discoveries which almost conclusively prove that the race which inhabited this mysterious cavern, hewn in solid rock by human hands, was of oriental origin, possibly from Egypt, tracing back to Ramses.

If their theories are borne out by the translation of the tablets engraved with hieroglyphics, the mystery of the prehistoric peoples of North America, their ancient arts, who they were and whence they came will be solved. Egypt and the Nile, and Arizona and the Colorado will be linked by a historical chain running back to ages, which staggers the wildest fancy of the fictionist.

Under the direction of Professor. SA. Jordan, the Smithsonian Institute is now prosecuting the most thorough explorations, which will be continued until the last link in the chain is forged.

Nearly a mile underground, about 1480 feet below the surface, the long main passage has been delved into, to find another mammoth chamber from which radiates scores of passageways, like the spokes of a wheel.

Several hundred rooms have been discovered, reached by passageways running from the main passage, one of them having been explored are 854 feet and another 634 feet. The recent finds include articles, which have never been known as native to this country and doubtless they had their origin in the orient.

War weapons, copper instruments, sharp - edged and hard as steel, indicate the high state of civilization reached by these strange people. So interested have the scientists become that preparations are being made to equip the camp for extensive studies, and the force will be increased to thirty or forty persons.

"Before going further into the cavern, better facilities for lighting will have to be installed, for the darkness is dense and quite impenetrable for the average flashlight. In order to avoid being lost, wires are being strung from the entrance to all passageways leading directly to large chambers.

How far this cavern extends no one can guess, but it is now the belief of many that what has already been explored is merely the "barracks", to use an American term, for the soldiers, and that far into the under-world will be found the main communal dwellings of the families. The perfect ventilation of the cavern, the steady draught that blows through, indicates that it has another outlet to the surface.

Mr. Kinkaid was the first wh--e child born in Idaho and has been an explorer and hunter all his life, thirty years having been in the service of the Smithsonian Institute. Even briefly recounted, his history sounds fabulous, almost grotesque:

"First, I would impress that the cavern is nearly inaccessible. The entrance is 1,486 feet down the sheer canyon wall. It is located on government land and no visitor will be allowed there under penalty of trespass.

"The scientist's wish to work unmolested, without fear of the archaeological discoveries being disturbed by curio or relic hunters. A trip there would be fruitless, and the visitor would be sent on his way.

"The story of how I found the cavern has been related, but in a paragraph:
I was journeying down the Colorado River in a boat, alone, looking for mineral. Some forty two miles up the river from the El Tovar Crystal canyon, I saw on the east wall, stains in the sedimentary formation about 2,000 feet above the river bed. There was no trail to this point, but I finally reached it with great difficulty. Above a shelf, which hid it from view from the river, was the mouth of the cave.

"There are steps leading from this entrance some thirty yards to what was, at the time the cavern was inhabited, the level of the river. When I saw the chisel marks on the wall inside the entrance, I became interested, securing my gun and went in.

"During that trip, I went back several hundred feet along the main passage till I came to the crypt in which I discovered the mummies. One of these I stood up and photographed by flashlight. I gathered a number of relics, which I carried down the Colorado to Yuma, from whence I shipped them to Washington with details of the discovery. Following this, the explorations were undertaken.

"The main passageway is about 12 feet wide, narrowing to nine feet toward the farther end. About 57 feet from the entrance, the first side-passages branch off to the right and left, along which, on both sides, are a number of rooms about the size of ordinary living rooms of today, though some are 30 by 40 feet square.

"These are entered by oval-shaped doors and are ventilated by round air spaces through the walls into the passages. The walls are about three feet six inches in thickness. The passages are chiselled or hewn as straight as could be laid out by an engineer. The ceilings of many of the rooms converge to a center.

"The side-passages near the entrance run at a sharp angle from the main hall, but toward the rear, they gradually reach a right angle in direction.

"Over a hundred feet from the entrance is the cross-hall, several hundred feet long in which is found the idol, or image, of the people's g--, sitting cross-legged, with lotus flower or lily in each hand. The cast of the face is oriental, the carving shows a skillful hand, and the entire object is remarkably well preserved, as is everything in this cavern.

"The idol almost resembles Buddha, though the scientists are not certain as to what religious worship it represents. Taking into consideration everything found thus far, it is possible that this worship most resembles the ancient people of Tibet.

"Surrounding this idol are smaller images, some very beautiful in form; others crooked-necked and distorted shapes, symbolical probably, of good and evil. There are two large cactus with protruding arms, one on each side of the dais on which the God squats. All this is carved out of hard rock resembling marble. In the opposite corner of this cross-hall were found tools of all descriptions, made of copper.

"These people undoubtedly knew the lost art of hardening this metal, which has been sought by chemists for centuries without result. On a bench running around the workroom was some charcoal and other material probably used in the process. There is also slag and stuff similar to matte, showing that these ancients smelted ores, but so far, no trace of where or how this was done has been discovered, nor the origin of the ore.

"Among the other finds are vases or urns and cups of copper and gold, made very artistic in design. The pottery work includes enameled ware and glazed vessels. Another passageway leads to granaries such as are found in the oriental temples. They contain seeds of various kinds. One very large storehouse has not yet been entered, as it is twelve feet high and can be reached only from above.

"Two copper hooks extend on the edge, which indicates that some sort of ladder was attached. These grannies are rounded, as the materials of which they are constructed, I think is a very hard cement. A Gary metal is also found in this cavern, which puzzles the scientists, for its identity has not been established. It resembles platinum.

"Strewn promiscuously over the floor everywhere are what people call 'cats eyes,' a yellow stone of no great value. Each one is engraved with the head of the Malay type.

"On all the urns, or walls over doorways, and tablets of stone which were found by the image are the mysterious hieroglyphics, the key to which the Smithsonian Institute hopes yet to discover. The engraving on the tablets probably has something to do with the religion of the people. Similar hieroglyphics have been found in southern Arizona. Among the pictorial writings, only two animals are found. One is of prehistoric type.

"The tomb or crypt in which the mummies were found is one of the largest of the chambers, the walls slanting back at an angle of about 35 degrees. On these are tiers of mummies, each one occupying a separate hewn shelf. At the bead of each is a small bench, on which is found copper cups and pieces of broken swords. Some of the mummies are covered with clay, and all are wrapped in a bark fabric. The urns or cups on the lower tiers are crude, while as the higher shelves are reached, the urns are finer in design, showing a later stage of civilization.

"It is worthy of note that all the mummies examined so far have proved to be male, no children or females being buried here. This leads to the belief that this exterior section was the warriors' barracks.

"Among the discoveries no bones of animals have been found, no skins, no clothing, no bedding. Many of the rooms are bare but for water vessels. One room, about 40 by 700 feet, was probably the main dining hall, for cooking utensils are found here.

"What these people lived on is a problem, though it is presumed that they came south in the winter and farmed in the valleys, going back north in the summer. Upwards of 50,000 people could have lived in the caverns comfortably. One theory is that the present Indian tribes found in Arizona are descendants of the serfs or slaves of the people, which inhabited the cave. Undoubtedly a good many thousand of years before the Christian era a people lived here which reached a high stage of civilization. The chronology of human history is full of gaps.

"Professor Jordan much enthused over the discoveries and believes that the find will prove of incalculable value in archaeological work.

"One thing I have not spoken of, may be of interest. There is one chamber, the passageway to which is not ventilated, and when we approached it a deadly, snaky smell struck us. Our light would not penetrate the gloom, and until stronger ones are available, we will not know what the chamber contains. Some say snakes, but other boo-hoo'd this idea and think it may contain a deadly gas or chemicals used by the ancients. No sounds are heard, but it smells snaky just the same.

"The whole underground installation gives one of shaky nerves the creeps. The gloom is like a weight on one's shoulders, and our flashlights and candles only make the darkness blacker. Imagination can revel in conjectures and ung--ly daydreams back through the ages that have elapsed till the mind reels dizzily in space."

In connection with this story, it is notable that among the Hopi Indians the tradition is told that their ancestors once lived in an underworld in the Grand Canyon till dissension arose between the good and the bad, the people of one heart and people of two hearts. Machetto, who was their chief, counselled them to leave the under world, but there was no way out.

The chief then caused a tree to grow up and pierce the roof of the underworld, and then the people of one heart climbed out. They tarried by Paisisvai (Red River), which is the Colorado, and grew grain and corn. They sent out a message to the Temple of the Sun, asking the blessing of peace, good will and rain for people of one heart. That messenger never returned, but today at the Hopi villages at sundown can be seen the old men of the tribe out on the housetops gazing toward the sun, looking for the messenger. When he returns, their lands and ancient dwelling place will be restored to them. That is the tradition.

Among the engravings of animals in the cave is seen the image of a heart over the spot where it is located. The legend was learned by W.E. Rollins the artist, during a year spent with the Hopi Indians.

There are two theories of the origin of the Egyptians. One is that they came from Asia; another that the racial cradle was in the upper Nile region. Heeren, an Egyptologist, believed in the Indian origin of the Egyptians. The discoveries in the Grand Canyon may throw further light on human evolution and prehistoric ages.
End Of Article.

(Remember that the book "The Truth" is to show the connection between the Hopi and Egypt.) Tom is speaking here of the construction of the pyramids as they relate to the motion of the Zodiac.

I have a few more thoughts for you concerning the book: On page 36 figure 11 the shafts that everyone believes are merely air shafts could hold one more clue, I believe they point to the nod or wobble of the planet as outlined on page 57 figure 29. I think they point to the two Twins on one side and Orion and Taurus on the other making the whole Pyramid a balance of sorts. I am not an astronomer but think this is true.

The Constellations travel on the Ecliptic path around the Earth and Orion and The Twins on the Meridian Line. That is why Orion can meet Taurus at some point in time. The spear hits the bull. Also, on page 57 figure 30 shows the times that the actual path meets the path that the Earth would travel if it did not wobble or nod.

The time between this occurance is 2160 years and the next occurance will be in the year 2100. 2160 x 12 = 25,920. If you look at page 55 figure 28 you see that each figure would be equal to 2160 so with the wobble or nod you get half on one side and half on the other and one for the Creator up above or 7 times 7 as the Hopi Myth states.

On the inside back cover I missed an obvious connection with the figure crawling up on the fifth level. He has a prayer feather in his hair as do all young initiates into the Kachina Society. He is the new initiate coming into his time or life.

Figure 41 on page 71 the middle row of figures has the Creator standing on top and I believe that this represents the same thing as figure 28. The five snakes with arrows next to them must represent the five constillations that the Creator will not use as he is using Taurus this time.

Figure 24 has mural of the sixteen men ready to begin there travel down the road of life. If you look closely at the Chinese figures you see that each one has different tatoo...I would be curious to know if in the Chinese religions there were four different fractions or divisions in the beginning? I believe that tatoo's did originate in China but I am not positive of this.....

Thanks again for the page and the connections. Hope it helps me reach my goal on page 66. Thats the plan.

I might be wrong with the assumption that Tauras (the bull) is the balance on the opposite side of the twins. Taurus is part of the string of the constillations and therefore couldn't be on the meridain path. There must be another figure in that area of the sky that I do not know of yet that matches the shafts out of the pyramids.

Also, the Lakota plains Indians believe that the White Buffalo constellation is connected to their religious beliefs. Orion's belt is the backbone of the White Buffalo and Sirius is the end of the tail. A Dr. A. C. Ross wrote a small book called "Mitakuye Oyasin or We are all related" that shows a picture of this constellation on page 169.

Statement from Joe Chasing Horse:

Black Hills Events

"Through constructive measures we will seek the return of the Lakota people
to the ceremonial and cultural related sacred lands within these ceremonial
areas of the Lakota Nation's ceremonial hunting grounds.

We do this in order to restore the teachings and ceremonies of the
buffalo culture (or Pte-Oyate) Buffalo Nations and their
traditional relationship to these lands and the Universe."

"So that our people will be whole again"
as our Spiritual Leader stated within his letter.

Here is the email as it came:

Statement from Joe Chasing Horse:
2/1/99 12:21:26 AM Eastern Standard Time

Mita Kolapi (my friends),
I have received an urgent request by documented letter from respected traditional
leader and Keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe, Dr. Arvol Looking Horse of the Lakota/Dakota/ Nakota Nation, to pursue (Docket 74 B-A) the legal description of the case otherwise known as the Black Hills Sioux Land Claims; known to the Lakota as the Heart of All That Is, and Grandmother Earth to many Indigenous cultures.

Through constructive measures we will seek the return of the Lakota people to the ceremonial and cultural related sacred lands within these ceremonial areas of the Lakota Nation's ceremonial hunting grounds.

We do this in order to restore the teachings and ceremonies of the buffalo culture (or Pte-Oyate) Buffalo Nations and their traditional relationship to these lands and the Universe, "So that our people will be whole again" as our Spiritual Leader stated
within his letter.

Upon accepting this great and historical responsibility there have been several initiatives (with the help of many) put into action.

First and foremost was ceremony, but also on educational and technological levels. These actions will establish the structure and center in which the knowledge of the people will unfold, creating a unified effort towards the beginning of the total restoration of the People, Culture, and Land.

These ongoing annual ceremonies, cultural activities, conferences, educational forums and research projects will enhance the Lakota people's struggle for their spiritual home as they prepare to empower themselves with this knowledge and enter into the next century. Please involve yourselves in these events on community, national and international levels.

The following are five of many events which we are coordinating throughout this year in preparation for the millenium, the year 2000.

  1. Walk for the Buffalo People
    Feb. 7-27, three weeks, 1999.
    Lakota Homes to Yellowstone, Montana
  2. Spring Gathering: Welcoming the Thunders
    March 20-21, 1999.
    Sylvan Lake Parking Center to top of Ho-cho-ka (Harney Peak) In the Black Hills.
  3. Lakota Star Knowledge Conference: Past-Present-Future
    June 21-25, 1999
    Palmer Gulch Resort, Black Hills
  4. Gathering of Eagles
    June 26-29, 1999
    Ho-Cho-ka or Center of the Black Hills
  5. Sundance Ceremony
    Journey Back to the Heart of the Black Hills
    July 4-9, 1999
    Ho-cho-ka, Center of the Black Hills
With my involvement of networking and as facilitator of these events I am in total support of continuing efforts by many Indian Nations to revive and restore Indigenous Cultures and their relationship to the geographical areas of which they are a part.

I encourage individuals, groups and nations to engage in collaberations on community, national and international levels through constructive measures to develop a united front to attain the goals and objectives which these initiatives set forth.

I further encourage the creation of a global awareness that all sources of knowledge must come together to assure a future for seven generations to come.

Mitakuye Oyasin
Joseph Chasing Horse

For the First time in
Historical event for the Wyandot......
Huron-Wyandot Gathering
in Ossossane
August 1999
Capital of the Huron-Wyandot in 1649.

On the 27th, 28th, and the 29th of August all the Huron-Wyandot people are invited to come together in Ontario near ( Georgian Bay ), the original homeland of the Huron-Wyandot people.

This historical event will be held in the former Huron-Wyandot village of Ossossane. This village was the capital village of the Huron -Wyandot in the early 17th century. This land was also known as Huronia (Wendake).

This gathering will bring together for the first time since our dispersals, all of the Huron-Wyandot descendants from the main group which lived in Huronia until 1649.

Many events are being prepared for this historical gathering. On the 28th, we will have the great entrance of all the Huron-Wyandot villages chiefs. Many Huron-Wyandot artists will share their skills. Spiritual ceremonies are planned during this event.

On the second day,( the 29th) another important historical event will be held, we will bring our grandparents home.

About 500 skeletons of the Huron-Wyandot people, the grandparents of all our people, that were buried in 1636 by our Huron-Wyandot ancestors and subsequently dug up by archaeologists in 1948, will be re-buried in their original Ossuary of Ossossane.

On the same occasion , this Ossuary will be declared as a protected cemetery by the Ontario Government . Thanks are due to the Royal Ontario Museum for their agreement to finally return our ancestors after many years of discussion.

Short history of the Huron-Wyandot :
The Huron-Wyandot were living in southern Ontario region since time immemorial. They used to live in a huge territory between Quebec and Toronto according to the Huron-Wyandot traditions. They were free to roam on this territory and periodically moved their villages within this large land area.

The Huron-Wyandot customarily changed the location of their main villages to give the land a chance to rest, to allow the woods to grow from cuttings, remain fertile, from plantings.

In early 1649, the main Huron-Wyandot villages were situated north of Toronto. The french named this place where the Huron-Wyandot lived " Huronia " and the Huron-Wyandot called it " Wendake" ( meaning: the land of the Wendat people).

There were about 20 villages when the french came into Huronia in the early 17th century. The capital village was named Ossossane and was situated in the Bear Nation territory of the Wendat Confederacy.

After 1649, the Huron-Wyandot had to move their main villages, far away from Huronia to the limit of their territory in the east and the west. This new migration of the Huron-Wyandot villages was caused by the disease and civil war among their villages created by the presence of the french (new ways) and diseases they brought into their land.

After 1649, It was forever changed. It was the beginning of a long, hard journey for the future generations of the Huron-Wyandot. They never knew the peace after that time. The migrating Europeans forced them to move from Michilimakinak to Detroit, then from Detroit to Ohio, then from Ohio to Kansas and finally one group ended in Oklahoma.

Another group, which had travelled to Quebec in 1650, were removed many times before finally creating their village in Wendake. Many of these ancestors were adopted into other nations and their descendants today are residing with them.

Camp Facilities:
For this gathering, we have booked a scout camp near the former village of Ossossane. This camp is a few minutes walking distance to the Ossossane village. On the camp site, there are 100 tent campsites and log cabins for the elders. People attending and planning to camp, need to book a campsite before the first of May. (priority to stay on the camp site will be given to the Huron-Wyandot)

This scout's camp is located 5 minutes walking distance to the beautiful beach of Ossossane and a 15 minute drive from the town of Midland, where there are many Museums with exhibits and information about the Huron-Wyandot.

A cruise boat tour of the beautiful Georgian Bay is available to tour creating a great opportunity to discover the beauty of the original land of the Huron-Wyandot people.
For more information contact:
Wendat Gathering

Huron-Wyandot Gathering
30 sassenio,
Wendake, Quebec,
Canada. G0A 4VO.

For questions and more information
please e-mail
Rosemary Christensen

The Shadow of the Red Man:
"A Gathering in the Old Ways
Honour of our Ancient Prophets"
June 18-21, 1999

I, Neeghani Aki Innini (Leading Earth Man), of the Eagle Clan of the Anishinabe Nation, issue a call to the four directions to those who wish to join in a gathering the way our Ancient Ones gathered long ago--around the sacred fires--in ceremony.

I hold a view of sacredness toward our prophets and visionaries of the past--prophets who foretold the future, but more importantly, who gave a direction that humankind could follow--one that would help bring peace and love to the world. Humanity is in need of a vision that could unite us all.

Vision of the Red People:
From the heart of the Red People, a vision is told. In this vision, our continent awaits fulfillment of a plan that is holy and sacred. The Creator has a plan for every human being to rejoice upon the land. For, in every human spirit lives the spark of love awaiting this very plan. The Creator calls upon all people of the world to unify in peace and to live in harmony upon our home--Mother Earth.

We, the Red People, have maintained a close connection to the land--knowing that our survival as a people depended upon understanding that all of life is connected--that we are all one with Mother Earth. With this understanding, we have had global influence reguarding democracy, health, medicines, foods and in numerous other areas.

The prophets of the past have left us with a vision that can bring unity to all humankind. The essence of this vision is the understanding of the balance of life: the four quadrants of the Circle of Life. Now, we bring forward this vision which encompasses the positive gifts of all humanity - to bring unity. Once again, we wish to share a dream - to bring a gift: A vision that can bring unity with all life. This unity is based upon understanding balance in the circle of life--a balance that will bring respect.

This vision transcends all that has divided us from each other and disconnected us from the Creator and Mother Earth. This vision goes beyond the intellect of the mind and into feeling the spirit of the Creator's truth. This vision is inclusive of all races of people and we, the Red People, encourage and invite all, to come and share their teachings and sacred knowledge--as we share ours--in the celebration of life.

I make this call for this special gathering because I truly believe that we have reached a time in our spiritual evolution to finally bring the Four into one. It is time to sit in prayer and ceremony. It is time to honour the spiritual ancestors of the past who can provide spiritual direction through their prophecies--direction that we need so badly in our times of darkness.

I had a vision:
In the vision, we are climbing a mountain. I look behind below the mountain toward the land. I see the world in total chaos. I see wars created by man where children and old people suffer the most. I see the burning of cities, flooding of the land, winds increasing in incredible force, major earthquakes around the world, eruptions of volcanoes, mass starvation, sicknesses that man cannot cure, man thirsting for clean water and finally, a shower of meteorites falling from the sky hitting the Earth causing incredible damage. All of these forces halt man's destruction of the Earth. It is a time of total darkness for humanity--a darkness that has been created by man himself.

As we climb further up the mountain, out of the darkness emerges a people that have allowed their spirits' to be awakened - awakened to the true source of power that will guide and ensure survival of humanity and the Earth. They become the hope of the future. These people come from all walks of life, from the four races. Each of these four races represent the four directions of balance that contribute a vital part of to the wholeness of the understanding of life and man's existence. In the centre if the sacred circle (where man has joined as one) stands the sacred tree and fire representing the Great Spirit. There is no separation for humanity--only connection to one God, one Creator of life. Unity is finally reached on the Earth.

The vision changes:
Once I reach the top of the mountain, I look below toward the land and see that all had changed. Man has survived the darkness. The land has turned to green, alive again. The sun is shining brightly in a deep blue sky. A river runs by that is crystal clear, water is pure again. I see a village with many people of different races. In the background, I can see a herd of buffalo and horses.

In the centre of the village there are men building a sacred lodge that is in the shape of a turtle. On the east side of the lodge are elders sitting around a sacred fire laughing telling stories. I see women singing and dancing in a circle with the children in the centre full of laughter and smiles. Up in the sky flies the golden eagle as it watches over the people.

Peace has finally reached the people of the Earth.

We must come to the Centre of Turtle Island to fulfill our visionary's prophecy and that of past prophets who spoke of peace, oneness and unity of all the four races that our Father--Creator put on Mother Earth. We must gather in true unity as one people proclaiming our love to one Supreme Power--the Creator and our Mother the Earth.

This gathering will give full evidence that the true message of peace, by all past prophets, has indeed survived--that their lives have not been given in vain--bringing their destinies of having peace on Earth fulfilled.

An Oglala Holy Man, of the Lakota Nation, named Crazy Horse went to the sacred mountain called Bear Butte in the Northern Plains of America in 1871, to seek his vision. This was his vision:

Crazy Horse also said: This gathering and fulfillment of prophecy will ensure entrance to a world of peace and release the full forces of spirit into the univers to cleanse the Earth and humankind. All that is negative or opposite to the true spirit of God--Creator of all life, will not survive the cleansing of the Earth. Hatred, greed and the separateness from the Earth and each other will come to an end. The forces of evil in the minds of man will come to pass from the Earth as the spirit of love through man and woman bring peace to the Earth. Dreams and visions of peace will fill the hearts of humankind throughout the world. Let there be peace in your heart and join the spirit, as love brought to Earth.

"The Hopi's ancient knowledge and prophecies are warning us through many signs that we have entered a dangerous period in our lives, that humankind must return to peaceful ways and halt the destruction of Mother Earth or we are going to destroy ourselves. All the stages of Hopi prophecy have come to pass, except for the last: the purification. The intensity of this purification will depend on how humanity collaborates with Creation. Already, signs of the days of purification are beginning. For the sake of Mother Earth, your children and your children's children's action is needed now."

The historic gathering will occur
June 18-21, 1999
Sagkeeg (Fort Alexander), Manitoba Canada.
May the Great Spirit smile upon us with His blessings
as we gather and move into the new Millennium.

For questions and more information please e-mail Rosemary Christensen

Cherokee Powwow
August 6-8, 1999

The Northern Cherokee of Missouri & Arkansas:
Homecoming pow wow located at 578 E. HWY. 7 in Clinton, Missouri. Head man dancer- Troy LittleAxe SR.; Head lady dancer- Cloudia Tynner; Host drum- Troy LittleAxe JR.; M.C. Ch. of Loyal Shawnee- Don Greenfeather; Arena Director- Tony Puckett; Everyone will be welcome to join us in our celebration!!!

For more information contact Gail Buzzard in Clinton, MO at (660) 885-7779 or Pauletta Glasscock in Fayetteville, ARK at (501) 751-4553

From the Oklahoma Indian Times

Delaware Tribes Reconcile
The leaders of Delaware Tribe of Indians and the Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma met on January 30, 1999, for the first time in 178 years.

"It's a good feeling to have your cousins back and setting down at the same table," said Chief Dee Ketchum of the Delaware Tribe of Indians. He also presented a friendship blanket and tobacco to the Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma.

Lawrence Snake, President of the Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma, agreed, and said that he wanted better working relationships between the two tribes. "They've been strained for quite some time."

The two tribes were separated during removal days and have begun to discuss repatriation and cultural issues. Plans are for a Culture Preservation Committee and to work together concerning the Native American Grave Protection & Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).

"I think our ancestors are looking down on us, and are proud that these two groups of Delawares are trying to carry on our culture," said Joe Brooks, Delaware Tribe of Indians, Councilman.

Chief Ketchum declared "I would like to see a bonding, a reactivating of participation of both of our tribes in our culture, supporting each other on governmental issues, language, songs, and dances."

Gathering of Native Americans

People are cordially invited to participate in a four day conference promoting individual and community healing against alcohol and drug abuse. This conference, known as the Gathering Of Native Americans (GONA) focuses on the four levels of human growth and responsibility as a means to alcohol and drug abuse prevention.

With the increase of problems and accidents occurring as a result of alcohol and drug abuse, this conference provides an opportunity for anyone attenting to take a step toward eliminating alcohol and drugs in their lives and/or community.

While the conference focuses on Native American Traditions and Culture, the methods and techniques covered are applicable and useful to everyone.

This years GONA conference is hosted by the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes and will be held on the Wind River Reservation at Rocky Mountain Hall in Ft. Washaki, on June 22. 23, 24, and 25.

On Wednesday, June 24, is a benefit Concert by the renown Native American Flutist, R. Carlos Nakai, at the Wyoming Indian High School Gymnasium in Ethete, starting at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $15.00 for stand seats and $10.00 for stand seats.

Anyone attending the conference has covered the cost for the Concert with the $10 fee already.

Thursday after the conference, everyone is invited to attend the Tenth Annual Shoshone Treaty Day's Re-enactment and Pow-Wow at the Pow-Wow grounds at Ft. Washaki.

Anyone interested in attending the conference and for additional information contact: Jenaka
Darwin St.Clair at 307-332-2716
Ivan Posey at 307-335-3532
Sandra St.Clair at 307-332-6538
Wanda Posey at 307-332-6569

Hopi Prophecy

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