WOLF SPIRIT Newsletter Jan. 2012
Happy New Year everyone. Heres to a better year. May it bring you good health and wisdom and keep you safe.
My resolution is to never make another resolution, they are too hard to keep!! I hope you do better with yours. :>)
Blackfeet Tribe Calls State of EmergencyFive Fires Cause Highway Closure & EvacuationsLevi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Briefs.
This Fire was Sparked by a Downed Power Line
BLACKFEET INDIAN RESERVATION - Wild winds are blamed for the spreading of several fires on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. Eyewitnesses tell us fires are concentrated near the Browning area all the way to Blackfoot, Montana.
US Highway 2 was closed and people living in some 20 homes were evacuated. The Tribe opened its Tribal Administration Building and was assisted by the Red Cross.
"Every jurisdiction in the area is working on the blaze," said Wayne Smith, director of communications for the Tribe.
It is believed the fire was sparked by a downed power line about 5 pm mst, on Wednesday and fueled by high winds nearing 70 mph caused the fire to spread rapidly.
"Local police, fire and EMS crews are everywhere. Responding where they are able to,"tweeted Shannon James Augare, a state senator from Browning.
"Please keep these individuals in your prayers."
"People are calling me from Browning and telling me, it is like an inferno out there,"
Debbie McShane, president of the AIM Montana Chapter, told the Native News Network just before midnight.
posted January 5, 2011 7:20 am est
Progress reported as Blackfeet Nation battles two big wildfires
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The Blackfeet Nation of Montana declared a state of emergency on Wednesday in response to two large wildfires on the reservation.
Fanned by strong winds, the fires have burned over 10,000 acres. But crews appeared to be gaining control thanks to rain and a lot of help from volunteers.
"If not for their help, there is no way we could be this far because of the wind," Bruce Running Crane, an investigator with the tribe's wild land fire department, told The Great Falls Tribune.
Nearly 100 people have been forced to evacuate, including 73 children from the the Blackfeet Boarding dormitory.
BIA extends comment period for Shakopee Tribe land-into-trust
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is giving officials in Shakopee, Minnesota, more time to comment on a land-into-trust application submitted by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.
The city wanted more time because it just swore in Mayor Brad Tabke and a new council member. Tabke has already met with tribal leaders and has sought to improve government-to-government relations.
And in one of their first actions, the city council voted to sit down with the tribe to discuss the application before submitting comments to the BIA. The tribe is seeking to place 133 acres in trust.
Other communities, however, are fighting the tribe's request.
Cherokee Nation seeks gag order in ICWA dispute making news
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is seeking a gag order in an ongoing Indian Child Welfare Act case that is making national headlines.
Dusten Brown, a tribal member, took custody of his two-year-old daughter, Veronica Maldonado, on New Year's Eve. She's now living in Oklahoma but the South Carolina couple who tried to adopt her have started a petition and supporters are rallying to their cause.
"In an effort to quell the undue outside attention to this sensitive affair, the Cherokee Nation attorney general's office filed a motion for a gag order in the Maldonado case Wednesday afternoon, along with a motion to release the judge's final order to the public," Chrissi Ross Nimmo, the tribe's assistant attorney general, told News on 6. "I ask that all parties involved in the matter respect the confidential nature of these juvenile court proceedings."
Matt and Melanie Capobianco say they will keep fighting to regain custody of the girl.
MBPN: David Slagger, Maliseet, is sworn in to Maine Legislature
Thursday, January 5, 2012
"As Governor Paul LePage (R) swore in the newest member of Maine's 125th Legislature in the Cabinet room at the State House Wednesday morning, a number of tribal representatives looked on. David Slagger - Maine's first ever Maliseet legislator - is dressed in a hand-beaded tribal vest - especially made for this week's event. It's adorned with bear claws and sea shells. On the back is a hand-stitched tribal symbol, depicting porcupine quills.
"This is such an exciting day. It's a day that's long overdue, really," said Brenda Commander, chief of the Houlton band of Maliseets. "I mean we've waited all these years to have a voice here in the State House and the legislature, and now today we finally have our representative and it's historic for us."
The Houlton Band of Maliseets was formally recognized as a tribe by the US government in 1980 and in 2010 it was authorized to send a representative to the Legislature. The tribe part of the larger Maliseet Nation of New Brunswick Canada."
Samson Cree Nation backs law aimed at ousting gang members
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Members of the Samson Cree Nation of Alberta voted 479-370 in favor of a bylaw aimed at banishing gang members from the reserve.
Authorities say as many as a dozen gangs operate on and near the reserve. Gangs have been blamed for a rise in violent crime, including a slew of shooting deaths last year.
"It boils down to … the murders, the drive-bys, the violence that has plagued our community," council member Kirk Buffalo told CBC News.
The three other First Nations in the area, however, do not have a banishment law on the books.
Smithsonian: Totem pole arrives at NMAI from Pacific Northwest
Thursday, January 5, 2012
""When it shows up, it looks like a log. It’s a very daunting feeling. It rolls in, and you think, ‘Oh my god. What have I decided to do?’" David Boxley, Jr., an artist and member of the Tsimshian tribe, is discussing the moment the 22-and-a-half-foot, 2500-pound old-growth red cedar giant from British Columbia was delivered to his family’s home in Kingston, Washington in early October. Carefully chiseling it, he looks up and says, "but then you start working on it, and you get this far, and you realize it’ll be all right."
Nearly three months later, and after a 2783-mile journey to the National Museum of the American Indian, the tree has been transformed into a monumental piece of art. Boxley and his father, expert carver and artist David Boxley, Sr., have labored over the pole for countless hours, sketching a traditional design, carving it into the wood with precision and chiseling the curves down to an immaculate smoothness. From now through January 11, they will be completing the finishing touches in front of the public, before their work is unveiled as a permanent addition to the museum’s Potomac Atrium on January 14. An official unveiling ceremony will include a performance by Git-Hoan, a traditional dance group led by Boxley, Sr."
Mohegan Tribe still working on a deal for $1.6B in gaming debt
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is optimistic about renegotiating $1.6 billion in gaming debt, officials said.
Chairman Bruce "Two Dogs" Bozsum told The Norwich Bulletin that "good progress" has been made. And the CEO of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority said lenders remain confident of a deal because they agreed not to place restrictions on a recent debt waiver.
"This waiver eliminated the possibility of them doing that," CEO Mitchell Etess told The New London Day. "We believe it demonstrates their confidence in the tribe and the authority."
The tribe was unable to refinance its debt by December 31. A $675 million line of credit is due in March and another $250 million in bonds matures in April, The Day reported.
Keith Little of Navajo Code Talkers Association passes on at 87
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Keith Little, the president of the Navajo Code Talkers Association, died on Tuesday night. He was 87.
Little was a U.S. Marine who use the Navajo language to transmit codes during World War II. He later became the driving force to build the National Navajo Code Talkers Museum & Veterans Center.
"A proud Marine, a revered veteran of WWII, deep devotion to his family, and an engaging, kind, and noble man – he will be sorely missed and a loss to the country as well," the association said in a press release.
A public memorial service is scheduled for this Friday. The funeral will take place on Saturday.
Tejon Indian Tribe to start preparing for future as newest tribe
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Leaders of the newest federally recognized tribe will be meeting soon to prepare a plan for their future.
Vice chairman Jim Appodaca of the Tejon Indian Tribe of California said health care, education and housing are top priorities. "We really don't know what's next," he told The Bakersfield Californian. "The council will meet and we'll start putting together a plan."
The tribe was inadvertently left off the list of federally recognized tribes, according to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Appodaca said the tribe supplied documentation to show that it maintained a government-to-government relationship with the U.S. throughout the 1900s.
"Upon review of the facts and history of this matter, including prior Assistant Secretaries’ decisions, I hereby reaffirm the federal relationship between the United States and the Tejon Indian Tribe, thus concluding the long and unfortunate omission of the Tejon Indian Tribe from the list of federally recognized tribes," Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk said in a letter, according to a BIA press release.
IPR: Ancestral remains to be reburied at cemetery in Michigan
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
"Human remains discovered at a construction site on Mackinac Island in November are being reburied this week. But an official on Mackinac Island says the city will not care for the new memorial site.
The bones were uncovered after the historic McNally Cottage was demolished by developers to make way for a new hotel. They are likely a mix of Native American and European ancestry and had been buried in an early Catholic cemetery before they were disturbed. They will reside in a portion of the new St. Anne's Catholic cemetery on the island. Instead of being reburied, the bones and the soil they were dug up with will be formed into a mound in the shape of a turtle."
Chief Strong Horse...health
Elder Wendell Deer With Horns…Health and the best outcome for him with his job.
Elder Tom Flanders…Health and Recovery
Elaine… Grandfather owls wife...health and healing
Elder Tony Cricket...health
Bob C....health and healing
Bobbie C...health and strength
Sarah Spirit...health, healing, wisdom and strength
Leonard Peltier...spiritual strength and health
Lora Lee…Health , strength and healing
Lynn from Oxford...health, healing and strength
Dottie and family...strength and healing
Pray for all that are incarcerated that they find peace and a new way.
Pray for wisdom for our Spiritual Leaders so they can help others find their way
Pray for our troops fighting for our freedom
Pray for UTAN... to keep us strong and always together
Pray for all Clan Mothers and Chiefs...to show the right way and to lead with strength and wisdom
All our ancestors and relations
So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
Trouble no one about their religion;
respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours.
Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.
Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend,
even a stranger, when in a lonely place.
Show respect to all people and grovel to none.
When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living.
If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.
Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools
and robs the spirit of its vision.
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled
with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep
and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.
Chief Tecumseh (Crouching Tiger) Shawnee Nation 1768-1813
Why Sharks Circle You Before Attacking
Two great white sharks swimming in the ocean spied survivors of a sunken ship.
"Follow me son" the father shark said to the son shark and they swam to the mass of people.
"First we swim around them a few times with just the tip of our fins showing." And they did.
"Well done, son! Now we swim around them a few times with all of our fins showing."
And they did.
"Now we eat everybody." And they did.
When they were both gorged, the son asked, "Dad, why didn't we just eat them all at first?
Why did we swim around and around them?"
His wise father replied, "Because they taste better without the crap inside
A Dine' guy is sitting in a bus stop with two old Anglo men. The first Anglo guy says, "Hey Herb, where you going for vacation this year?" Herb tells him, "I'm going to Montana to fish this year", The first guy looks at him and exclaims, "What you want to go there fer? They ain't nothin but a bunch of damned Indians up there." Herb then says, "Well, where you goin?" The first guy says, "I'm going to Arizona and soak up some sun!" Herb looks at him and yells, "You moron, there's nothing but a bunch of Indians in Arizona!" Then the little Dine' guy speaks up and comments, "Why don't you both just go to hell! There's no Indians there."
Subject: Indian and Genie
An Indian man has spent many days crossing Montana without water.
His horse dies of thirst. He's crawling through the grass, certain that he has breathed his last, when all of a sudden he sees an object sticking out of the ground several yards ahead of him.
He crawls to the object, pulls it out of the dirt, and discovers what looks be an old brief case. He opens it and out pops a genie....
But this is no ordinary genie. He is wearing a Bureau of Indian Affairs badge and dull grey suit. There's
a calculator in his pocket. He has a pencil tucked behind one ear. "Well, kid," says the genie. "You know how it works. You have three wishes."
"I'm not falling for this." says the man. "I'm not going to trust a B.I.A. employee."
"What do you have to lose? You've got no transportation, and It looks like you're a goner anyway!"
The man thinks about this for a minute, and decides that the genie is right.
"OK, I wish I were on a lush reservation with plentiful food and drink."
The man finds himself on the most beautiful rez he has ever seen, surrounded with jugs of Rum and platters of delicacies.
"OK, kid, what's your second wish."
"My second wish is that I were rich beyond my Chiefs wildest dreams."
The man finds himself surrounded by treasure chests filled with rare gold coins and precious gems.
"OK, kid, you have just one more wish. Better make it a good one!"
"Ok, I wish I would be desired and loved by everyone?"
He is changed into a crunchy chocolate bar.
The moral of the story? If the B.I.A offers you anything, for sure someone is going to have to deal with some nuts.
A white girl and an Indian boy were on their first date, and this was like in 1930. The boy wanting to please the girl asked her? "I want to take you to a very nice place to eat." "Where would you like to go."
The girl was equally anxious to make a good impression and didn't answer right away. However, lest she be silent too long, she said. "Oh dear me!"
"Hmmm!" "That's good!" The young man replied. "Turkey me!"
You have to be Indian to get it.
Two Ponca men were sitting out on a back road visiting. All at once there was a tapping on the window.
"Ah Hoh!" "Hey guy!" "I think there is a ghost tapping on the window!"
Sure enough a wizened face with long flowing white hair was there just out side the window.
The Ponca man driving shoved his foot down on the gas and immediately was doing 60 miles and hour.
"Step on it!" "He's still out there!" And sure enough, there was another tapping at the window.
The driver shoved his foot to the floor again! This time he was doing ninety (90) miles an hour.
Still the ghostly figure tapped on the window.
"You better giver 'er some more gas!" "He's still out there."
"I can't go any faster, I've got her up to 120 miles an hour.
About that time the little old man motioned for the passenger to roll the window down, which he did.
"Say Boys!" "I was wanting to know, do you need a shove to get out of this mud hole?"
INDIAN REZ HOROSCOPES:
CAPRICORN Dec 22-Jan 19:
You are always saving junk and dragging things around the yard. You are basically a pack rat. There has never been a tidy Capricorn on your Indian Reserve. You should quit stealing other people's garbage.
AQUARIUS Jan 20-Feb 18:
You haven't the foggiest idea who you are and you've stayed stupid for too long. You are a natural liar. On the other hand, you are compelled to the dinner table where, you make loud sucking noises, as you devour sixteen pork neckbones. Everyone thinks you Indian name should be 'Vacuum Neck'.
PISCES Feb 19-Mar 20:
You have no imagination and you always think the Department of Indian Affairs or Social Services are following you. You have influence over welfare administrators and friends think you're a weasel. You lack perseverance and are generally a chicken. Pisces people like to beat the ugly cats and sniff their nose a lot.
ARIES Mar 21- Apr 19:
You are an old stiff and this is reflected in everything you do. You are always whining over nothing and think everyone is out to rob you of something. You should take 11 sweats, one after another.
TAURUS Apr 20- May 20:
You like to work like hell and you are a genuine Jack of all trades. Most people think you are just getting in their way. you are stubborn and persistent. You are stubborn and persistent. You should get on welfare, immediately.
GEMINI May 20- June 21:
You are very intelligent on your feet but lose all credibility when sitting down. People like you because you know how to cash in food vouchers. This means your're a con artist. Geminis are notorious for their pimping.
CANCER June 22- July 22:
You are sympathetic and understanding to other people's problems. Friends think you are a sponge and you are always misplacing your sweetgrass. That is why you will always drive a 'rez bomb' and have
a fat mate.
LEO July 23-Aug 22:
You consider yourself a warrior, others think you're a macho egotistical creature of habit. Most Leos like to pick on little people. You have no ambition and will forever live in your mind. Leo people are scared to go to the sun dance and prefer to make love to their mirrors.
VIRGO Aug 23- Sep 22:
You like to have things in perfect order and will pick nits all day. Your sex life has become well known, due to you meticulous nature. Friends think you're an example of institutionalization and would make a model inmate at the local prison.
LIBRA Sep 23- Oct 23:
You have extreme difficulty with reality. This disorder began at the Rez school and will cause further serious mental shortcomings. Chances for employment are nil and you'll have to do bead work for the rest of your life. All Libra's light their sweetgrass from the wrong end.
SCORPIO Oct 24- Nov 21:
You are a shrewd and conniving Aboriginal. You land claim cannot be settled because you also want them to throw in Africa and China. Your work ethics defy logic but this stems from the fact that you know everything. Most Scorpios develop Jean Chretien-type mouths.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 22- Dec 21:
You are extemely optimistic and have the tendency to rely on Indian Medicine. The majority of Sagittarians carry little bundles of leather and will do weird things suddenly. You should take 365 vision quests, 67 sweat ceremonies, 39 Sun Dances and a Valium.
Indian Humor - NM Style
A New Mexico State Trooper pulled over a van on I-25 about ten miles north of "The Pit". When the trooper asked the driver why he was speeding the driver answered that he was a juggler and he was on his way to Sandia Casino to do a show that night and didn't want to be late. The trooper told the driver he was fascinated by the juggling, and if the driver would do a little juggling for him, he wouldn't give him a ticket. The driver told the trooper that he had sent all of his equipment on ahead and that he didn't have anything to juggle. The trooper told him that he had some flares in the trunk of his squad car and asked if he could juggle them. The juggler stated that he could, so the trooper got three flares, lit them and handed them to the juggler.
While the man was doing his juggling act, an old pickup with expired plates pulled up behind the squad car. An Indian who was obviously intoxicated, staggered out and watched the performance briefly. He shook his head, went over to the squad car, opened the door and got in. The trooper observed the man doing this and went over to his squad car opened the back door and asked the drunk what he thought he was doing?! The drunk replied...."Sha-Bro....might as well take me to jail....There's no way in hell I can pass THAT test!!!!"
You know it's time to lose weight when:
* You can't see your moccasin strings anymore
* You "duck" during the duck and dive and you can't get back up
* You find yourself bringing zip lock bags and a sack to the powwow feast
* You get in line twice at the powwow feast and lie by saying, "this plate is for my grandma who's sitting in the car," and you don't realize she just went through the line 10 people ahead of you.
* You can't fit your choker, because you no longer have a neck
* Your family has to stop half way to the powwow to replace the springs on your car
* The car naturally tilts downward on the side you always ride on
* The youngest kid with the shortest legs has to sit behind your seat, because you have to have the seat pulled all the way back to fit your beefy legs into the car
* You eat Indian Tacos like potato chips
* You don't even feel your mosquito bites
* You have to "rock" a few times to get up out of your chair
* People mistake you for a teepee when you wear a white tshirt
* You have to "lift" your stomach to show off your new beaded belt buckle
* You order a coke and the waitress asks, "Diet?"
* You almost pass out in the sweathouse using only one rock
* You get scared your belly button might come untied
* In a powwow crowd of 1,000 people, everyone stops you to ask your advice about the best food stands AND where's the best fry bread stand
* Other dancers use you for shade in grand entry line
* You lose a $1,000 dance contest because your excess didn't stop in time with the drum
* Your buckskin dress looks like you're still sitting down even if you're up walking around
* You have to have your parade horse backed up next the car so you can climb up on the hood of the car and get on
* Your parade horse is a "Clydesdale"
Q: What do you get when you cross a Chickasaw, a Pottowottomie, and a Paiute?
A: A chickie-pot-pie
Two Cheyenne guys on relocation spied a sign in a cafe window that said "hot-dogs". Thinking they were some other kind of dogs, they ordered two to go, and went to a park to have lunch. The first Cheyenne guy looked inside his sack, and then threw it down in disgust.
"What part did you get?" asked his buddy.
Five Horses Is Her Name
This is mythical and deep. Truly beautiful... A man asked an American Indian what was his wife's name. He replied, "She is called Five Horses".
The man said, "That's an unusual name for your wife. What does it mean?"
The Old Indian answered, "It old Indian Name. It mean...
NAG, NAG, NAG, NAG, NAG
List of plants by common name
Açai (Euterpe oleracea) Although açai berries are a longstanding food source for indigenous people of the Amazon, there is no evidence that they have historically served a medicinal, as opposed to nutritional role. In spite of their recent popularity in the United States as a dietary supplement, there is currently no evidence for their effectiveness for any health-related purpose.
Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) leaves are used to lower cholesterol, as well as for kidney and urinary tract ailments.
Aloe vera leaves are widely used to heal burns, wounds and other skin ailments.
Arnica (Arnica montana) is used as anti-inflammatory and for osteoarthritis.
Asthma weed (Euphorbia hirta) has been used traditionally in Asia to treat bronchitic asthma and laryngeal spasm It is used in the Philippines for dengue fever.
Astragalus (Astragalus propinquus) has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine to strengthen the immune system, and is used in modern China to treat hepatitis and as an adjunctive therapy in cancer.
Barberry (Berberis vulgaris) has a long history of medicinal use, dating back to the Middle Ages particularly among Native Americans. Uses have included skin ailments, scurvy and gastro-intestinal ailments.
Belladonna (Atropa belladonna), although toxic, was used historically in Italy by women to enlarge their pupils, as well as a sedative, among other uses. The name itself means "beautiful woman" in Italian.
Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) used to treat diarrhea, scurvy, and other conditions.
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia) is used as an agent to reduce the blood glucose leve.l
Bitter leaf (Vernonia amygdalina) is used by both primates and indigenous peoples in Africa to treat intestinal ailments such as dysentary.
Bitter orange (Citrus × aurantium) used in traditional Chinese medicine and by indigenous peoples of the Amazon for nausea, indigestion and constipation.
Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa) historically used for arthritis and muscle pain, used more recently for conditions related to menopause and menstruation.
Blessed thistle (Cnicus benedictus) was used during the Middle Ages to treat bubonic plague. In modern times, tea made from blessed thistle is used for loss of appetite, indigestion and other purposes.
Blueberries (genus Vaccinium) are of current medical interest as an antioxidant and for urinary tract ailments.'
Burdock (Arctium lappa) has been used traditionally as a diuretic and to lower blood sugar and, in traditional Chinese medicine as a treatment for sore throat and symptoms of the common cold.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Winter Corn Chowder \Yield: 1 pot
1 1/2 c Dried corn
6 sl Bacon
4 c Milk
1/2 ts Salt
3 c Broth
2 c Chopped onion
2 ts Sugar
Rinse corn and combine with broth in saucepan; bring to boil. Remove to heat and allow to stand for 2 hours, then cook for 45 minutes. Cook bacon in skillet until crisp. Drain. Cook onion in drippings. Add to corn mixture and simmer 5 minutes. Add milk, sugar, and salt; sprinkle with bacon.
Squash Blossom Stew Serves: 4-6
5 lg squash blossoms
3 summer squash, cubed
1 c sliced green beans
1 1/2 lb. lamb or beef, cubed small
3 ears fresh corn
3 spring onions with tops
1 clove garlic, mashed
2 t salt
1/2 t oregano (or 3 mint leaves)
8 c water
Boil meat until tender, remove from stock. Cut corn from cob, chop spring onions and add all vegetables to stock and simmer until tender. Add meat, seasonings, and squash blossoms; simmer 15 minutes.
O' GREAT SPIRIT
help me always
to speak the truth quietly,
to listen with an open mind
when others speak,
and to remember the peace
that may be found in silence.
Hair is a physical reprensentaion, extention of our thought, and of our Spiritual Essence, our Strength. This is why, when a Loved One Crosses over, a lot of times a Person will cut thier Hair and send it with the Loved One. It is Strength to help them on thier Journey.
A Braid is 3 bunches of Hair, braided into 1. It reminds us of the Strength in Unity. We are stonger Together than Alone.
The 3 groups of Hair can mean many things. It can be like the Lakota Virtues. 1 stands for Bravery. 1 for Fortitude, in facing Life, Fortitude is internal, facing our problems without burdening others. Living with our pains. 1 for Generosity, taking care of those less fortunate than us, the Elders, and the Young Ones, the feeble and the infirm. Together they make the 4th Virtue, Wisdom, which comes after years of living the other 3.
The 3 can also represent, Love, Honor and Respect, which together make the basis of all our relationships, and are what make us Human. By offering Love, Honor and Respect to All, we are full-filling our places on this Earth.
Another, way of looking at it is, the 3 represent Body, Mind and Spirit, which together make us Whole.
OLD COMANCHE NAMES
The Treaties signed in the 1800s with various tribes listed the names of the men who signed, along with a translation of their name.
I have extracted the names of the Comanche signers, along with the translation given, and will list them here. The spelling is the way it was shown on the original document.
Treaty of 1835 Comanche signers:
Ishacoly (the Wolf)
Queenashano (War Eagle)
Tabaqueena (Big Eagle)
Pohowetowshah (Brass Man)
Shabbakasha (Roving Wolf)
Neraquassi (Yellow Horse)
Toshapappy (White Hare)
Pahohsareya (Broken Arm)
Pahkah (Man Who Draws The Bow)
Witsitony (He Who Sucks Quick)
Leahwiddikah (One Who Stirs Up Water)
Esharsotsiki (Sleeping Wolf)
Pahtrisula (The Dog)
Tennowikah (Boy Who Was Soon A Man)
Kumaquoi (Woman Who cuts Buffalo Meat)
Taqquanno (Armorous Man)
Kowa (Stinking Tobacco Box)
Soko (Old Man)
Treaty of 1846 Comanche signers:
Pah-ha-u-ca (Amorous Man)
Mo-pe-chu-co-pe (Old Owl)
Ka-bah-ha-moo (Won.t Smoke)
O-ka-art-su (Rope Cutter)
Moo-ra-que-top (Nasty Mule)
Kai-he-na-mou-rah (Blind Man)
Ho-chu-cah (Bird.s House)
Pah-moo-wah-tah (No Tobacco)
Po-che-na-qua-heip (Buffalo Hump)
Santa Anna, Sa-ba-heit (Small Wolf)
Quarah-ha-po-e (Antelope Road)
Ka-nah-u-mah-ka (Nearly Dead)
Ish-a-me-a-qui (Traveling Wolf)
Mo-he-ka (Pole Cat)
A-ka-chu-a-ta (No Horn)
Ka-he-na-bo-ne (Blind Man)
Ke-wid-da-wip-pa (Tall Woman)
Treaty of 1853 Comanche signers:
To-che-ra-nah-boo (Shaved Head)
Wa-ya-ba-to-sa (White Eagle)
Ty-har-re-ty (One Who Runs After Women)
Para-sar-a man-no (Ten Bears)
Wulea-boo (Shaved Head)
Ka-ne-re-tah (One That Rides The Clouds)
Treaty of 1865 Comanche signers:
Tab-e-nan-i-kay (Rising Sun)
Paddy-wah-say-mer Ho-to-yo-koh-wat Esh-tave-prah (Female Infant)
A-sha-hav-beet (Milky Way)
Co-che-te-ka Queen-ah-e-vah (Eagle Drinking)
Ta-ha-yer-quoip (Horse.s Back)
Pocka-naw-quoip (Buffalo Hump)
Ho-to-yo-koh-wot (Over the Buttes)
Parry-wah-say-mer (Ten Bears)
Bo-yah-wah-to-yeh-be (Iron Mountain)
Bo-wah-quas-suh (Iron Shirt)
To-sa-wi (Silver Brooch)
Treaty of 1867 Comanche signers:
Parry-wah-say-men (Ten Bears)
Tep-pe-navon (Painted Lips)
To-she-wi (Silver Brooch)
Cear-chi-neka (Standing Feather)
Ho-we-ar (Gap In The Woods)
Tir-ha-yah-gua-hip (Horse.s Back)
Es-a-man-a-ca (Wolf.s Name)
Ah-te-es-ta (Little Horn)
Pooh-yah-to-yeh-be (Iron Mountain)
Sad-dy-yo (Dog Fat)
The Treaty of 1865 also listed Band names for some of the Comanches.
Tabenanikah, Yaparuka/Root Eater;
Hotoyokohwat, Yaparuka Band;
Eshetaveparah, Yaparuka Band;
Ashahabbeet, Penatuka/Sugar Eater;
Cocheteka, Kutsutuuka/ Buffalo Eater;
Queenahecvah, Nokoni/Go-About Band;
Tahayerquoip, Nokoni Band;
Pochanawquiop, Penatuka Band;
Hotoyokohwot, Yaparuka Band;
Parrywahsaymer, Yaparuka Band;
Bowahquassuh, Taninuu / Liver Eater Band;
Tosawi, Penatuka Band.
Article taken from:
NUMU TEKWAPUHA NOMENEEKATU NEWSLETTER
"What does it matter how long I pray, so long as my prayers are answered?"
-- Sitting Bull, HUNKPAPA LAKOTA
Too often we worry about the words we use in prayer. We focus on the words. What really counts is the spirit and intent behind our words. It is the spirit and intent that the Creator responds to. He reads and listens to our heart. Prayer isn't only when we fold our hands and pray. Prayer is when we talk to the Creator even when we are walking down a path or sitting on a hill or walking in the mountains. The Elders say, walk in prayer. We should be willing to talk with the Great One.
Great Spirit, today I will pray to You all day. Listen to my heart.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Okay, thats it for now. Today is my birthday and I am going to get ready to do NOTHING!!
It's not every day you turn 100. :>)
Stay safe and many Blessings,