California and the Indian Wars
The Modoc War, 1872-1873
by Warren A. Beck and Ynez D. Hasse
This conflict resulted from forces common to all Indian wars: the encroachment of whites upon traditional Indian land until the aboriginal way of life was threatened with extinction. However, it was complicated by the appearance of the Ghost Dance religion, which (it was believed) protected the Indians from the white man's…Continue
I don't know how many of you use sweetgrass in ceremony of your own but I know it is often difficult to find without having to 'buy' it. Selling sweetgrass and sage is something I do not approve of as it is sacred and a gift from our Earth Mother. I have sweetgrass on my property and nurture it in a good way...no chemicals at all and if any of you are in need I will gladly send you braids...all I ask is that you do not re-sell it...only for personal use and whatever the mail… Continue
For those of you who don't know Patricia Randolf, she is a tireless advocate for rights for all our relations...she has a column in a Wisconsin paper that is so very well worth the read and follow. I hope each of you welcomes her as a sister to this wonderful organization. She touches life with a voice for those who have no human voice nor a vote as to what happens to them. Hope each of you has had a good day and if it has been a bit rough, always remember the great gift you get to see when you… Continue
WE HAD AN EARTHQUAKE HERE RIGHT BEFORE 2:00 EST TODAY. I WAS SITTING AT MY PC AND ALL OF A SUDDEN MY MONITOR STARTED SHAKING AND THE HOUSE STARTED SHAKING AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON. IT WAS A 5.8 AND THE CENTER OF THE EARTHQUAKE STARTED FROM MINERAL VIRIGINA AND WENT UP AS FAR AS WASHINGTON DC ALL DON'T THE EAST COAST ALL THE WAY DOWN TO PARTS OF SOUTH CAROLINA. IT WAS A SCARY FEELING. PARTS OF BALTIMORE MARYLAND THE BUILDINGS CAME APART AND IN ONE PART OF VIRGINIA A STEEL BEAM AND… Continue
I am truly grateful for this site...so much good energy here...peace and education...a oneness for sure. I am still finding my way through this site so if I don't get back to some of you please be patient...
This is a great place to call 'home'...wado to each of you here.
May you walk softly this day upon the soft face of our Earth Mother and perhaps flowers will grow in the footprints you leave behind.
Sidanelai (we are all family)
Added by Tsoi Tawodi on August 19, 2011 at 7:50am —
TO OUR DEAREST FRIEND AND MOST OF ALL OUR SISTER WHO WILL LOVE DEARLY. I AM SADEN TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT AMONGST US BUT I KNOW THAT YOU ARE AND WILL ALWAYS BE WITH US IN SPIRIT. YOU WERE ONE OF A KIND THAT NO ONE CAN EVER REPLACE. I WILL MISS YOU DEARLY MY SISTER MANA. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE WITH ME IN MY HEART MY THOUGHTS AND IN SPIRIT. YOU WERE ALWAYS HERE FOR ALL OF US ON WARRIOR NATION AND YOU ALWAYS POSTED BEAUTIFUL COMMENTS EVERY DAY. NOT A DAY WENT BY THAT I DIDN'T HAVE A COMMENT FROM YOU.… Continue
I have been away for a few days and being here on this page is like being home...I want to wish each of you a great weekend and will catch up with those who left posts very soon. Please know what a comfortable place this is to be and spend time. Blessings to each of you and as Grandmother Moon rises this night may your hearts be warmed with her gifts of beauty and peace and as you awaken tomorrow, look into your mirror or a still pond and see the greatest gift given you… Continue
I found this poem and want to share it. It was written by Eleanor Farjeon.
Cats sleep anywhere, any table, any chair,
Top of piano, window-ledge, in the middle, on the edge,
Open drawer, empty shoe, anybody's lap will do,
Fitted in a cardboard box, in a cupboard with your frocks
Anywhere! They don't care! Cats sleep anywhere.
As some of you know, I have on occasion written about what it was like for me to grow up in a place I still believe was "Normal"....I have been told by well meaning acquaintances and friends who think that Normal is and was a long way from where I called home..
Typical shrink oriented nabobs, that had never walked a mile in my Converse high tops..so who were they to try to understand.?.I believe every one of us… Continue
This is an article I wrote for Paw Prints Magazine...hope you enjoy...I am but a small voice for all our relations....
Of Wolves and Humans
(Waya...that voice in the distant wind which stirs the primal birth path of life's mystique...3 Hawks)
Many of you may never see any of my family in our natural home nor enjoy the thrill of listening to our sacred song as we walk upon the beautiful face of our Earth Mother.
Once, our home was from horizon to horizon in this… Continue
Ladyhawk...just so you know this article of 'I am Buffalo' is an article I wrote some years ago and is copyrighted. The original piece is entitled 'Of Bison and Humans', published in Paw Prints Magazine. This woman who has her name on this has been notified of her copyright infringement and is a sad thing to steal anothers works. She has done this on other webpages and not just with my work. You are welcome to use this ariticle on this fine website you have, but please make the… Continue
Added by Tsoi Tawodi on August 6, 2011 at 5:07am —
The Anishinabek Nation is mourning its grandfather, William Commanda, who passed away on August 2 at age 97.
“He was a gift to the Algonquin people and an important figure for all First Nations people. It is a sad day when our elders pass, and he will be remembered by many,” said Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee in a release to the media.
Born on November 11, 1913, Ojigkwanong, as he was named, was the…
The simplicity of this traditional prayer of the Apache people speaks powerfully of the beauty of this glorious planet. May reading this Apache prayer bring you a sense of deep peace and comfort.
May the sun
bring you new energy by day.
May the moon
softly restore you by night.
May the rain
wash away your worries.
May the breeze
blow new strength into your being.
May you walk
gently through the world and… Continue