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The Acoma Pueblo battle and massacre by the Conquistadors

Strategically built atop a 357-foot sandstone mesa for defensive purposes, the Acoma Pueblo is more familiarly known as Sky City today. Believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the United States, the pueblo was built sometime between 1100 and 1250 A.D.





The main battle between the Acoma and the Spaniards began the following morning, January…

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Added by Chris Durbin on June 1, 2020 at 11:51am — No Comments

A Visit With Grey Antelope

A Story

Sometime in the 80’s Carl ( my teacher ) Judy ( my wife ) and I took a trip to New Mexico to visit Grey Antelope on the Santa Clara Reservation. When you first meet him he looks at your heart Charka very closely, and if you pass inspection he will talk to you. Actually Grey antelope laughs a lot. We lived with him for three days. He placed me and Judy on…

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Added by Chris Durbin on July 22, 2016 at 4:50pm — 1 Comment

Antelope Blessings

GRAY ANTELOPE

1933-1996

by Pamela Jensen ©1998

On unsteady feet, Gray Antelope, medicine man, walked in the White Mist World, images from the earth world flying past him out of the fog. All manner of things, four-legged, two-legged, winged-ones, swirled and flowed around him. Pictures flashed by him, breaking into pieces and reforming as if he were in the center of a kaleidoscope. A Pronghorn antelope came bounding out of the mist, its sleek body dancing gracefully, its dark…

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Added by Chris Durbin on July 22, 2016 at 4:44pm — No Comments

A Prayer By Twyla Nitsch

When Twyla was doing her intensives in the Buffalo, New York area she would have all her students up at dawn greeting the Sun. She beat on her drum while having everyone pray.

Ho Great Mystery.

We awake to another Sun,

Grateful for gifts bestowed

Granted one by one,

Grateful for the greatest gift

The precious breath of…

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Added by Chris Durbin on July 22, 2016 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Birthdays ~Happy Birthday from Warrior Nation!

Birthdays Today

Birthdays Tomorrow

For the Warriors who fight and Die...

so the rest of us may fight to Live.

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