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WOVOKA: The Paiute Messiah. "When the Sun died, I went up to Heaven and saw God and all the people who had died a long time ago.

WOVOKA: The Paiute Messiah

God told me to come back and tell my people they must be good and love one another, and not fight, or steal or lie. He gave me this dance to give to my people. " With these words, spoken by a Paiute rancher named Wovoka to describe a dream he experienced during a full eclipse on New Year's Day of 1889, the Native American Ghost Dance religion came into being.

Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California. “The health of the land and the health of the people are tied together, and what happens to the land also happens to the people.

Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California

When the land suffers so too are the people.” - A. Brian Wallace, Former Chairman of the Washoe Tribe. Washo Legends (Folklore, Myths, and Traditional Washoe Indian Stories) Indian language American Indian culture American Indians websites This is our collection of links to Washo folktales and traditional stories that can be read online.

Washo Legends (Folklore, Myths, and Traditional Washoe Indian Stories)

We have indexed our American Indian legends section by tribe to make them easier to locate; however, variants on the same story are often told by American Indians from different tribes, especially if those tribes are kinfolk or neighbors to each other. Ishi Speaks. Air Date: Week of March 30, 2001 stream/download this segment as an MP3 file Transcript CURWOOD: Nearly 100 years ago the last hunter-gatherer in the continental United States emerged from the California wilderness, dazed and alone.

Ishi Speaks

He never revealed his real name, so the anthropologists who brought him to San Francisco called him Ishi. In his native language that word simply means, "man. " Achomawi and Atsugewi Tales/Achomawi Myths Index. Sacred Texts Native American California by Roland B.

Achomawi and Atsugewi Tales/Achomawi Myths Index

Dixon JAFL Vol. 22, no. 81, pp. 159-77 [1908] and JAFL Vol. 23, no. 85, pp. 283-7 [1909]. These two articles include myths of the Achomawi and Atsugewi, who lived in the north-eastern Sierra Nevada of California. Title Page. North American Mounds. North American Mounds Platform Mound A platform mound is any earthwork or mound intended to support a structure or activity.

North American Mounds

The indigenous peoples of North America built substructure mounds for well over a thousand years starting in the Archaic period and continuing through the Woodland period. Many different archaeological cultures (Poverty Point culture, Troyville culture, Coles Creek culture, Plaquemine culture and Mississippian culture) of North Americas Eastern Woodlands are specifically well known for using platform mounds as a central aspect of their overarching religious practices and beliefs.

5 Native American Folklore Creatures. In the valley of the ancients : a book of Native American legends ... - Full View. The Tau (or T-shaped) Cross: Hopi-Maya-Egyptian Connections. By Gary A.

The Tau (or T-shaped) Cross: Hopi-Maya-Egyptian Connections

David | The T-shaped doorway or window appears as a common architectural motif in stone masonry villages all across the Anasazi (ancient Hopi) Southwest. It is found, for instance, at Chaco Canyon in northern New Mexico and Mesa Verde in southwestern Colorado. Steps leading through a T-shaped doorway down into Casa Rinconada, the Great Kiva at Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. American Indian Underground Origins. ” The Navajo religious system is intricate.

American Indian Underground Origins

Like most Amerindian nations, they claim to have come from a subterranean world through caves or vents that connect with this upper world. Theirs is a Mystery Religion based on Drug Cults (Peyotism), on shamanism, and on amuletic songs, dances, design and rituals. But the idea of a subterranean Creation one in which Mankind somehow originated underground and later ascended to this earth in some manner is peculiar not only to the Navajos, but to most Indian nations of the three Americas. As a matter of fact, this conception of a subterranean Paradise whence Mankind sprung into the present era coming from a former one was also widespread in the Ancient World as well. An Old Cherokee Tale Of Two Wolves.

(Before It's News) One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.

An Old Cherokee Tale Of Two Wolves

He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. Native American Code Of Ethics. The Native American culture is highly spiritual and places a great emphasis on the respect for Mother Earth, Father Sky, Grandfather Sun and Grandmother Moon as well as all living and non-living objects. 1.

Native American Code Of Ethics

Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak. 2. 3. And yours alone. 4. 5. Juan Matus (don Juan) “Many people on the Earth, who become involved in religion superficially, believe that their ‘religious duty’ is to weep. “Yet, spiritual warriors neither weep, nor complain, nor pity themselves. They see their own defects and — without stopping to fight — get rid of them once and for all! “When we are concerned only with seeking our defects and grieving about our imperfections — we miss the opportunity to perform a really serious work on helping people and developing ourselves.

“We have to be able to take our attention off the personal ‘I’ — and to look at the One Whom we love! Native American Animal Symbols Of The Zodiac. Rainbow Prophecy - Red Race. Red represents the road which we travel to the Spirit World. It represents the Sacred Road we travel during our lifetime. It represents the struggle of a people ruled by their Heart and Feelings about Self and Others. "At the beginning of this cycle of time, long ago, the Great Spirit came down and He made an appearance and He gathered the peoples of this earth together and He said to the human beings, 'I'm going to send you to four directions and over time I'm going to change you to four colors, but I'm going to give you some teachings and you will call these the Original Teachings and when you come back together with each other you will share these so that you can live and have peace on earth, and a great civilization will come about.' And he said 'During the cycle of time I'm going to give each of you two stone tablets.

When I give you those stone tablets, don't cast those upon the ground. THE NAVAJO CREATION MYTH. The Gods of the Hopi and the dance of the Kachinas. The Hopi live, move, and have their being in religion. To them the unseen world is peopled with a host of beings, good and bad, and everything in nature has its being or spirit. Just what kind of religion shall we call this of the Hopi? Seeing the importance of the sun in their rites, one is inclined to say Sun Worship; but clouds, rain, springs, streams enter into the idea, and we say Nature Worship.

A study of the great Snake Cult suggests Snake Worship; but their reverence for and communion with the spirits of ancestors gives to this complex religious fabric of the Hopi a strong quality of Ancestor Worship. It is all this and more. Russell FourEagles: The Making of a Healer - Teachings of My Oneida Grandmother (Video) The Warriors of the Rainbow Prophecy. One day... there would come a time, when the earth being ravaged and polluted, the forests being destroyed, the birds would fall from the air, the waters would be blackened, the fish being poisoned in the streams, and the trees would no longer be, mankind as we would know it would all but cease to exist This is how the ‘Rainbow prophecy’ begins, as retold by a woman of the Cree Indian nation of America over a century ago. The Cree are one of the largest groups of the First Nations Native Americans in North America. There are over 135 bands of Cree living in Canada, with a total population of approximately 200,000 today.

Earthcode: White Buffalo Teachings with Chief Arvol Looking Horse. To everyone who cares for peace..... written by Peter Champoux. A Primer on Native American Spirituality: It’s History, Influence & Legacy. Shasta Secrets « Mt Shasta Spirit. Native American Legends (Folklore, Myths, and Traditional Indian Stories) Indigenous languages Native American cultures What's new on our site today! This page is our collection of Native American folktales and traditional stories that can be read online. We have indexed these stories tribe by tribe to make them easier to locate; however, variants on the same native legend are often told by American Indians from different tribes, especially if those tribes are kinfolk or neighbors to each other. Sponsored Links Note that since many children use this site, we have tried to avoid linking to any Native American legends or stories which deal explicitly with sex or contain bad language, including slur words for Native Americans.

Indigenous Cultures and Shamanism. Mythologies of the indigenous peoples of North America. Coyote and Opossum appear in the stories of a number of tribes. The mythologies of the indigenous peoples of North America comprise many bodies of traditional narratives associated with religion from a mythographical perspective. Indigenous North American belief systems include many sacred narratives. Index.html.